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A trivial problem gets blown way out of proportion, which is typical of reality television. Whether or not this is overt racism I am not sure. I am inclined to believe that such confrontations are manipulated and forged by unscrupulous producers and directors. Given the relative homogeneous makeup of Great Britain compared to the United States such racism, if that is indeed the root of the arguments, does not surprise me.

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This clip was very interesting. Im glad that the Iraqi people took an idea from Home Makeover here in the US and put it to a very good cause. It shows that the Iraqi people are uniting to help their community through reality TV. The stories on the US edition of Extreme Home Makeover are sad. This new Iraqi show shows that the world can us American TV shows and put it to good use in their communities.

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I want to see the show go to a Globally Dance off. Gather the best dancers from around the globe. Then have a dance off. It would be cool to see the diffrent styles of dance all together in one room. It would be like the Olympics of Dancing. Dancing has been an artform for ages. It expresses feelings and emotions. These dancers were creative in making their routine to get back at the judges. Very clever.

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This Japanese commerical is using a popular hit show to sell their product. If anybody who has seen the show 24 can tell that was the show 24 by the clock ticking down and the American character runnign through the subway trying to get the mission over before the time runs out. American drama shows like 24 seem to have an impact on the Japanese culture.

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The commercial is americanized but they are giving what the viewer wants. I’m assuming 24 is a popular show in Japan and many people know who Jack Bauer is. I think this commercial does not represent glocalization but more of cultural imperialism. You can see how American influences have an impact on Japaneses consumers.

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racism exist. I’m sure for entertainment when they casted theses people they wanted people that would be controversial. You can look at is as being racist or people just picking on someone they just don’t like. There is a difference between ignorance and racism. As a minority i’m familiar with both and at most of the time the person does not mean to offend me but its more like they just don’t know better. I don’t think they were being mean to her because of her race but the fact that they just don’t like her. I think i would have to watch more than just one clip of this show or actually be there to know if they were racist or not.

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Hip hop does has become a fragrant to global commodity. Hip hop is more than just a type of music but a style. Hip Hop artist uses Hip Hop to express their struggles and their accomplishments. Many can feel the same way and with Hip hop and use it to express how they feel such as the dancers. Different cultures our influenced by other cultures and it can take time for a whole to accept other cultures such as the judge.

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Racism is always a touchy subject for people. One in which most poeple choose to ignore or believe that it is no longer a factor in todays society. We’ll you are wrong! From watching this one clip no one can definitely determine whether ot not someone is being racist, but remember that in Britain there is still a lot of animosity towards minorities just like it is in America. As stated many times before, these contestants were chosen for a reason. To those that seem to easily dismiss the possibility of racism, remember that just because you may have never experienced or witnessed racism urself it does not mean its non existant. It is very much prevelant throughout the world in many countries and is always a hot topic for discussion.

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Why is it that these non-native celebrities are always so popular in other countries but the reverse is rarely true? at least in the case of western civilization. For example, if a Japanese celeb were to be put in a commercial for an American product most people would have no idea who he was. I also find it interesting how there are so many celebs of multicutural backgrounds, but when they are placed in a commercial or in the general public eye, there is never an emphasis or hint at their culture. Everyone would just assume they were American. What’s up with that?

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Reality TV in the U.S. and Canada obviously have a different objective than that of the Iraqui show. Most of the reality TV in the U.S. has one main purpose, which is entertaining and making a profit. The Iraqui show seems to want to uplift or empower Iraqui nationalism. They have taken the reality TV, made it serve as a tool to show different images of themselves. They are showing their humanity and how the war affects many innocent people in their country. It exciting to see that reality TV has the potential to open up the eyes of people that are constantly bombarded with negative images of a nation.