Obama Fingers!

We’ve talked about the use of American motifs used in German advertising and packaging before as well as the use of the use of Obama’s campaign slogan. Some smart marketing people decided to put them together.

A German frozen food company hopes to raise sales with a new product: Obama fingers. The tender, fried chicken bits come with a tasty curry sauce. The company says it was unaware of the possible racist overtones of the product.

Honestly, I didn’t think about the “possible rascist overtones” either. I was just wondering “WTF?” Other half-baked ideas include the German Obama doll. Seriously though, unless you grew up in America, how could you know that this might be considered a bad idea?

However, the best commercial to use the whole American marketing thing was Wagner for their line of American-Style Pizza: