I’ve got two emotions on this NBC commercial with the monkey doing gymnastics controversy. I kind of love that it’s happened to ’em, but they brought it on themselves. Let me ask you a question. If you see a commercial with a monkey doing gymnastics and you think of an African-American, doesn’t that make you racist? I must tell you, I watched Gabby Douglas. I watched her win the gold medal. I watched Bob Costas end the whole segment by talking about what a wonderful thing it was and, even though it’s not groundbreaking, it’s still nevertheless the first time an African-American’s won a gold medal in gymnastics. He said there’s probably a lot of young African-American girls out there watching this, “Hey, that looks fun. Maybe I can do it, too,” then they ran this commercial.
I must tell you, I saw the commercial and didn’t think a thing of it. The commercial didn’t make me think of a black person. It didn’t make me think of Gabby Douglas. It didn’t make me think of anything. And then hours later, NBC’s apologized for it. It got me to thinking. Wouldn’t it be racist if you’re the one who notices it? The liberals are the ones pointing out that some racism took place, but yet you have to be racist to make the connection.
So you got your average liberal out there watching the Olympics. Gabby Douglas wins the gold. Costas does his, “Oh, isn’t it wonderful.” Then they run the commercial with the monkey and a bunch of people say, “That’s racist. That’s racist.” Don’t you have to be the racist to make that connection? I mean who would connect a monkey in a commercial to an African-American? Only a racist would do that. I watched the commercial and it didn’t even register. In fact, when the controversy arose, I thought, “What is this?” ‘Cause I only vaguely remembered — I remember how the commercial starts. It’s a close-up on a monkey with its mouth open smiling on the rings, hands on the rings. I said, “Okay. How anybody gets from there to Gabby Douglas is beyond me.”Continue reading on www.rushlimbaugh.com