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White blight

Sony's ghastly PlayStation ad.

"what the... fuck?"

Nubian of Blac(k)ademic spots a PlayStation Portable White ad that might represent a new low Madison Avenue, pictured at left.

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What can you say about an ad like this?

How about...

Dear Sony,

Please fire your ad agency. Lynching isn't a joke. Do not attempt to convince the gaming public that your system is superior by likening your potential customers to anime-besotted Klansmen.

Yours truly,


Nubian is encouraging readers to complain to Sony about the ad. Here is the contact information she supplies:

Sony Computer Entertainment America
PO Box 5888
San Mateo, CA 94402-0888
800-345-7669 (800-345-SONY)
M-SAT 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST
Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m

Hat tip to Amanda of Pandagon.

[Bla(c)kademic, Pandagon]

Lindsay Beyerstein a New York writer blogging at Majikthise.