What were you thinking, NBC?
What indeed were you thinking when you made that promo for your upcoming show, "Animal Practice?"
When I noticed the image at the end - I couldn't believe my eyes. The next time I saw it I still could barely believe what I was seeing. After seeing again, though, I was just dumbfounded and dismayed at that final image. WHY would you have that dark face with the conspicuous white teeth - whether it's chimp or human (it seems to be a graphic image, not live) - above the sign with the show's title.
It immediately called to mind racist mages of African-Americans from years past. It did not give me a good feeling.
Folks, it's 2012. We need to respect each other, not be insensitive. Which is what that final image is, intentional of not. NBC, I hope you change the promo for this show; it definitely needs a remake.
Years later now, when I wanted to highlight this as a related post in a newer post, I remembered what happened about the use of the said monkey (chimp, whatever...) which promoted an NBC show... During that Olympics, right after a gold medal performance by Gabrielle Douglas and a commentary by Bob Costas saluting her, the chimp, monkey ---- whatever-- appeared next in a promo. Well, there was an outcry about that as I remember. And rightly so. I think NBC tried to be a bit more careful after that, at least in some things.