Lay’s Potato Chips: Now with more racism! (1966 video)

by Barney Asada on December 21, 2016 in Cultura, Video


Actor Bert Lahr — the Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz — plays both Christopher Columbus and a stereotyped Native American in this 1966 commercial for Lay’s Potato Chips. At least the Frito-Lay company recognized that taters are “local vegetation” before calling their hosts “Indian Givers.”

[Thanks to BoingBoing for the link.]

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