A Mountain Dew ad by Tyler The Creator has stirred a wave of controversy, triggering cries of racism. Fox News host Greg Gutfeld recently invited his Red Eye panel to chime in on the outrage, mostly by mocking the ad and some of the reactions to it. Racism aside, the panel agreed, the ad displays misogyny and makes little sense.
“How can an ad be racist if the ad was created by Tyler The Creator? It features five members — the guys in the lineup are members of Odd Future,” Gutfeld said.
Bernard McGuirk, executive producer of the Imus in the Morning radio program summed up, “How can it be racist if it’s made by black people?”
“The world of rap is insulated from political correctness,” he added. “These guys had no idea that they were committing a racist — it’s more misogynist than anything else.”