These White Folks Are Getting Way Too Beside Themselves: Surf Shop In OC Has A Sale On “All Black Products” On MLK Day

- By Bossip Staff

They can’t be fawking serious:

Sure, we’ve all seen stores and restaurants play up holiday sales for the sakes of their bottom lines. But there are times when someone with a decent head on their shoulders should speak up and call a bad idea a “bad idea.”

For instance, when the country is celebrating the birthday of, arguably, the most influential civil-rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., boasting a sale with “20% Off All Black Products” is about as bad an idea as bad ideas go.

When MLK made the statement “I have a dream,” the following is probably the furthest thing from what he had in mind for equality among all people.

Putting the head of Dr. King on the body of a surfer wearing a wetsuit to promote a MLK Day sale is worthy of a giggle. People like a well-Photoshopped gag. But the rest is pretty damn inexcusable.

The culprit? Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach. It appeared on the website. Certainly a great shop, with plenty of cool events and gatherings–we recognized it as Best Surf Shop in OC in 2009–but this was not the wisest ad campaign.

As the individual who alerted the Weekly to the ad said, “This is not acceptable. It’s not funny, amusing nor respectable.”

WTF??? And we bet these simple mfers thought this ISHT was a “gnarly” idea. SMH.
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  • Mookie

    Me n Pookie n dem going go over n Fu* k dem up when we stop rflol @ Dr. King’s head on that surfer dudes body!

    • hhrtyf

      šŸ˜› šŸ˜› šŸ˜› I love this , i lov e my b oyfriend, he is a nice guy !.

      i met him via —– Bla c k’w h it e’F li rts. Cā€ 0- M—-

      The most successful interra cial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk” or “chocolate”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!

  • TBM

    So many idiots in the world and so little time!

  • Charlotte

    That pic is hilarious!

  • rose by any other name 350 8914 ā„¢

    All the uncle Toms… get to running over there,, right up your alley!! and its pookie and “nem’ not ‘dem”! you can tell that mess came from a white person .. stupid crap.. thats why i got to go!

    • don't ask

      LOL!!! You’re so right. In fact, on some of these articles, most of the commentors are white boys and little girls playing. Easy to see that.

  • GHUK Flav

    I think the people who produced this advert do not have prejudice on their minds. ‘All balck everything’, has been promoted by Jay-Z and Rhianna and no one complained then.
    They wanted to celebrate balck people by making Dr King look like a cool modern dude …yes it appeals to the modern generation and it may leave some young ones asking their parents who he is.
    I’m sure Dr King being a minister will be looking at this and smiling. We don’t have to hook on everything as prejudice if it is being done by a white person. There are whites who don’t see colour as a hurdle as well as some blacks like myself who don’t either. It’s time to show love …they want more black customers in the OC – now that is not an apartide attitide.

  • jmagic


  • jmagic

    If they had things for sale on St.Patrick’s are you gonna report that too

  • Miss Perfection ..Allergic to Coons & Mudbutts Miss Pefection .. Allergic to Coons &Mudbutts

    this is stupid but not racist in my eyes .. if they would have used the N word then i could understand how can you get mad @ this when I saw many Club Flyers with MLK face on it too .. as if MLK wants to be remember by going to these ghetto a## clubs

  • get em paid!

    @so what
    Thank you! This past summer my white sister in law sold my pastries and marshmallow pop corn balls at the local white folks farmers market on Saturdays. They brought up everything and placed orders. When I inquired about booth space they said didn’t have any available. She called and they told her they are running specials lol. Sphe’s not attractive but she’s white lol

  • the messenger

    Has anyone ever stopped and actually thought to consider that they may be talking about all products in their store that are the color black, and not “black products” that black people use specifically? Shit, it’s a surf shop for goodness sake, how many products utilized by us can they truly carry?! People are waaaayyyy to sensitive. If you wanna really fight for something that represents a true cause, join the NAACP, other than that, just shut the f u c k up!

  • daisy jay (want some jermaisins?)

    Go ahead and let em! At this point, I don’t even CARE. At the end of the day, they’re losing more and more control of this country and us “minorities” are running things now. F*ck a pasty @ss cr@cker.

  • Truthsayer

    You mean that half-cracker in the White House? How many minorities are in Congress? That’s where the real power lies. Don’t be fooled, white people still run this bytch.

  • Super Sized In Yo Mouf !

    Stupis no such thing as a Black Surfer.They don’t want nothing to do with anything that has the word hang in it like “Hang 10”..

  • Getem

    That’s right. Don’t get mad, get even. LOL

  • SwEeTyhOnEsTy

    You’ll really need to KNOCK_OFF the shenanigans! you know dog-gone well that this site isn’t advertising such a thing and if you don’t want your site to disband you really need to stop your lies. I just got off the phone with them and they are coming for your HEADS! Stop acting desperate for HITS—you’ll are about to catch a CASE!

  • jmagic

    And how do we know that the people that run this site are even black

    • TruthBTold

      exactly, site is owned by Moguldom Media Group & the owners are private.

  • don't ask

    Tell that to someone’s face you dogg. You use this site to vent the venom you do not the the balls to say out loud. Get a job, or go to school, or the the opera; or tell it to Snooki and nem.

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