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COUGHING AND VOMITTING OVER NOTHING

Met, this is a 2013 Super Bowl Ad and it is creating controversy as it is being labelled as ‘degrading’ to Jamaicans as it stereotypes us as a “no worries” country and paints as us being laid back. It even made the RJR 6 o’clock news this morning. Does it warrant the huge public outcry or is it a matter of making a mountain out of a molehill.

53 Responses to COUGHING AND VOMITTING OVER NOTHING

  • Me says:

    Wicked mi love it.

  • Omg….and here I thought it was hilarious

  • BK says:

    I LOVE IT MET, ONE OF THE BLOGGERS SAID THEY MAKE BLACK PEOPLE LOOK TOO HAPPY LMAO

  • Proud Jamaican says:

    I luv it…. Good ad… I want a vacation and a WV Beetle like yesterday….

  • Anonymous says:

    Please sender I see absolutely no degradation here. Its just portraying Jamaicans happy go lucky care free attitude toward life. Precisely what made Jamaica the 3rd happiest place on earth. Some people are way serious. Lighten up and live a little man. I loved the add, it was funny to me.

  • unnuhfigweh says:

    I see nothing wrong it actually made me laugh, the commercial paints ja’cans as cheerful people making the best out of any situation but if you’re a negative nancy your perspecctive will limit ur insight

  • Cindy Royal says:

    Good morning everyone!

    Quite frankly, me LOVE this ad. Afterall, mi eva a tek bad/serious tings mek laugh.

    Chuh mon, some a wi too serious mon. *in fake Jamaican accent* :ngakak

  • unnuhfigweh says:

    Thanks to u guys complaining you make us look ignorant and stuck up…………I’d prefer to be laid back than ignorant and I rather be with no worries than worrisome ……..f.y.i. Laid back does not equate to being lazy

  • Anonymous says:

    luv dis add man wicked u so we jamaicans nice ppl celebrate we stop mash up d country fooools

  • english rose says:

    i swear mi think the world had enough to worry bout like mi granny use to say 1 fool make many a just 1 dumbo start say it racist then the rest jump up

  • PPL busineSS says:

    Morning MET, so mek me understand when d other international artist dem mek video a yaad n depict us as the WIKID CRIMINAL in a d world RJR no say nutten n nobody nave nutten fi say??? BUT now them have d accent a play a HAPPY ROLE unu have a problem wid it??? UNU PPL SICK – THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE COMMERCIAL ALL NOW ME A SMILE – IS LIKE WHEN PPL GO PON VACAY A JAMAICA ALL A DEM COME BACK WID D ACCENT N HAPPY TILL D WORK START STRESS DEM AGAIN, PPL UNU STOP MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOE HILL # SO NOT CALL FOR

  • Cindy Royal says:

    Just the other day under a topic I noted that we (Jamaicans) will be alright, no matter what happens. Bcuz for the most part we don’t subscribe to the lay down & die scenario, @ least I & most ppl I know don’t – we still find enjoyment even when things r bad.

    Also, exactly where in the ad is the individual(s) depicted as lazy? Is it the use of the Jamaican accent coupled with the ‘no problem’ attitude that speaks to laziness? The Jamaicans who have a problem with the ad r the ones who r actually ashamed of their background or they have a stick so far up their a** they r now totally out of touch with how their ppl handle challenges.

    I think this ad is perfect for Jamaicans who r job hunting overseas – what better staff to have than an upbeat, self-motivated individual?

  • Anonymous says:

    Mi like it!!! Tell dem fi go worry bout di batty man dem weh a paint a bad picture fi Jamaica! Nuff Jamaican act like Yankees and British so wah????

  • Anonymous says:

    Is di battyman dem have a problem wid it!!! Tell dem fi go clean up new Kingston a dem a mek Jamaica look bad!!!

  • Brightlight says:

    Well as for me I love it! Hilarious! Especially when him say “Respect!” at the end. :2thumbup

    Good morning Ms. Metsy and Metters :angel

  • Nom de plume says:

    Aside from the fake accent, where in the ad is any reference, negative or otherwise made about Jamaicans? It would serve us to remember, We are not the only Islanders that speak like that.

  • Eyn says:

    I love it met !!! Hahaha made my day

  • gary says:

    this shit is off the hook!

  • eyecandy says:

    Goodmorning good people:)

    Mek ago watch it :travel

  • Florida says:

    Great commercial!! Most Americans believe that Jamaican people are hardworking, easy going and funny. I am Jamaican American and all my friends think my parents have 3 and 4 jobs and that they are funny. In actuality they do work hard and they are VERY funny. OH and they think we all smoke weed but thats stereotyped. I have encountered as a Jamaican just the opposite with Jamaicans in Dancehall; only a few work and most of the women are very snotty and rude.

  • eyecandy says:

    “wicked coffee jim..” Dwl..I love it!

  • Riches says:

    I see nothing wrong with this ad, VW will get mileage out of it and using the jamaican accent to depict VW character is a brilliant marketing tactic, it shows for the most part who we are as jamaicans, easy-going and fun in most situations! i personally love it an nuh si how it is degrading etc, weh wi fi bawl out fah wi nuh duh it kmt

  • GENUINE says:

    MI LOVE IT IT SHOW JAMAICAN STANDS OUT ANYWHERE THEY GO CAUSE PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO SOUND LIKE US BIG UP JAMAICAN WI LARGE ABOARD A YARD.

  • ... says:

    How funny, they going to talk about it on the view today. Good Morning Ms. Met! Metters! Big up Observer (mi nuh memba yuh new name)! I mean if they embarrassed they need to stop making those corny ass ads that make their fellow Jamaicans look like some backward monkey. Not a damn ting wrong wid it

  • ... says:

    MEt I soon get the View footage send to yuh. Cause yuh know Whoopi half Jamaican so she a give her take. Them all a quote wi motto.

  • glade says:

    i luv it !!

  • ms crimson n cream says:

    up to now im still wondering wats the big fuss…if dem did portray us like how rihanna portray we as rapers and criminals inna man down it wudda be different…if u dont go round the northcoast and experience the real Jamaica you wouldnt be able to understand the commercial…matter a fact this is a free tourism ad

  • eyecandy says:

    a weh him seh addi end,respect bad man??? dwl.

    love my country everybody wanna be us :)

  • Kremlin4life says:

    U know wen me start watch it me did expect something shocking but it’s funny n Mek me want vw

  • Big up the yawd people, I see nothing wrong with it :cool

  • Observer says:

    ETERNAL FATHER BLESS OUR LAND,
    GUIDE US WITH THY MIGHTY HAND,
    KEEP US FREE FROM EVIL POWERS,
    BE OUR LIGHT THROUGH COUNTLESS HOURS,

    JAMAICAAAAAAAAAA (chicken bread) JAMAICAAAAAAAA (rice n peaz) JAMAICAAAAAA LAND WE LOVEEEEEEEE :heart:

    We broke and laid back a we seh “IRIE”

  • i&i says:

    Guess i was late ha MET? lol

  • Real says:

    I dont see the big deal….so true di man white him cah speak PATOIS???? is a chiney man a want dem use fi di whole ting next time…..VW u a shot…..dem jus nuh have no clarification ..JAMAICAN IS NOT A RACE……….IS A GROUP A PPL WEH DEM TING SOLD OUT……………………..one ting VW A GO GET WEH DEM WANT BECAUSE DA TING YAH VIRAL :bola

  • ... says:

    Real, they were talking baout it on the view, Whoopi mother or ppl dem a Jamaican but she born a England so she know di culture. SHe a seh she nuh undastan cause the Caribbean have white ppl & Sherri chime in Jamaica motto is Out of Many We are One. Mi can jus bet a di ppl dem who nuh see yaad inna 30+ years a complain.

  • Cindy Royal says:

    Sherri still thinks the world is flat.

    Dotty :shakehand2 @ “Mi can jus bet a di ppl dem who nuh see yaad inna 30+ years a complain”. Same thing I thought when I heard there were complaints.

  • A lot of the missionary workers (Mormons)are from Minnesota and they do learn how to speak like that.

  • girl says:

    That was just refreshing I loved every moment of it…..respect bossman!

  • Real says:

    U si dem di whole a dem ting seh Jamaica is an African state….dem nuh get it seh is an island….dem need fi go read

  • front row seat says:

    THE AD WAS OK. I GUESS EVERYBODY WAS EXPECTING USAIN TO MAKE A CAMEO? BECAUSE I’M SURE IF HE DID THERE WOULDN’T BE A CONTROVERSY.

  • England says:

    i lioke it…

  • Belly Bang says:

    :thumbup Just ah come offa di road. LOVE IT BAD BAD but some people here, who have access to media, ah gwaan like dem dunce.

  • Addicted says:

    Good evening Met and all others.
    I love the ad as it portrays us ( Jamaicans) in a positive light. laid back and fun loving.
    I guess they would rather to see us continuously be portrayed as angry war faring ignorant poor black people.

  • good girl gone bad says:

    Whoever get mad bout dis commercial is a real sour puss!!lol…it funny. I dont see anything wrong with Jamaicans being painted as happy ppl. Even tho other might say ah sikes di ppl ah use. Jamaica is a laid back country whoever says anything else ah lie dem ah tell.

  • Met says:

    evening addictedd

  • susannahleechin says:

    absolutely loveeeee it !!!!genius especially when he says”respect boss man”

  • eyecandy says:

    suh ah me alone hear “bad man” :maho

  • ... says:

    Here is what the streets of Jamaica are saying via the Gleaner
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbHVHRx_cMc&feature=player_embedded#!

  • ... says:
  • adwa says:

    i caan see weh dem a gwaan so over, dat shit was hilarious!!! my bwoy from minnesota set di trend, him all rope in mr chin and gramps at the end. dem a complain bcauz some people nuh have not a ting fi do but dem betta tek mr minnesota advice and “turn dat frown upside down mon” (in my fake jamaican accent) dwl…mi a go save dis pon di computer……..”wicked coffee jim” :ngakak :ngakak :ngakak

    p.s. dem well and kno seh a exactly so nuff a we stay, worse when we migrate and haffi work di slave inna farrin…mek dem gwey. i leave dem to mr minnesota fi fix dem bizniz.

  • Sasha fierce says:

    Jimmy Cliff singing in the background .”come on get happy ” shot

  • Cho rass says:

    I LOVEEEEEE IT!

  • Anonymous says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

  • Anonymous says:

    America is one of the richest country but our culture is so full of stress. I see a dont worry be happy motto here. We have the most sucides homicides and mental sickness in the world. Jamaicans are humble and make the most out of any situation with a smile on their face. America love Jamaica. The hospitality in Jamaica is to die for. You will never get that type tourist treatment with a smile here in the us unless your a damn celebrity.

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