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Borderline Racist Jell-O TV Commercial From 1959

It would appear that the Mad Men of 1950s and 60s advertising didn’t have cultural sensitivity departments to vet ads like this one. The ad was created in 1959 and produced by a Barbara Demaray for the Young and Rubicam Advertising Agency. This was certainly not an isolated event in depictions of Asians at that time.

Published on January 28, 2014