I was reading one of many cooking magazines in the lead up to Thanksgiving, and I stumbled across an ad with what seemed like a biracial family. At first I thought “Wow, great! An ad with some racial diversity!”
Then I saw it was advertising a hot beverage appliance. And its selling point is being able to individualize your beverage: hot chocolate, coffee or latte! (With the words in various shades of brown.)
Ummm, really? Wow. I, uhh, no. Just, no. Why couldn’t it be an ad for prewashed salad greens or peanut butter or something, not various brown shaded beverages?