Hi, Didi! Although I agree to a degree with some of your criticism, I find your post hypercritical and overly sensitive. One can’t approach everything in one commercial; and it is just a commercial, too. I applaud the effort made. With its success perhaps they’ll be able to issue more like it and show more diversity. Perhaps other companies will follow based on its success. Our world is extremely diverse. I like the concept of the participants coming together in an unfamiliar situation and having a common goal to pursue without prejudice. As a fifty-five year old gay man, I have seen a lot of horror in my life and have been the victim of two violent hate crimes that I was lucky to survive. I have seen my sisters struggle in a world where they are subjugated to a patriarchal hierarchy, my friends of color treated with suspicion and hatred while having to fight harder for opportunities that just appeared as open doors to me as a white man. I fear for the safety of my Muslim and Jewish friends at this ignorant time of “freedom of hatred.” So, I applaud this effort, no matter how flawed. If you could see it from my point of view you could take this as a win. Companies that have the millions to produce something like this are making a step in the right direction. If they are successful, there is a chance that more will follow this example.
I love your passion. Keep up the good fight.