After an overwhelmingly negative response to those Salesgenie.com ads aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl, chairman and chief executive Vinod Gupta of InfoUSA, parent company of Salesgenie.com, decided to pull the commercials two days later. And what did Gupta tell the New York Times in defense of the ads?
“We never thought anyone would be offended,” said Mr. Gupta, who developed and wrote both commercials himself.
TRANSLASIAN: I have my head up my ass. I can’t help it; it is a congenital defect.
“The pandas are Chinese,” he said. “They don’t speak German.”
TRANSLASIAN: Nothing coming out of my mouth makes sense, because it is up my ass.
Mr. Gupta said he planned to keep running the other Salesgenie commercial, featuring an animated salesman named Ramesh who speaks with an Indian or other South Asian accent.
The reason, Mr. Gupta said, was that “more people seem upset about the pandas than Ramesh.”
TRANSLASIAN: Yup. You guessed it. My head’s still up my ass.
“People have been making fun of my accent for years,” said Mr. Gupta, who described himself in the interview as half-Indian and half-Jewish. “And I love it.”
TRANSLASIAN: I hate myself. I have a gun in my mouth which is up my ass as you all know by now. Oh, the taste of hard, cold metal on my tongue inside a soft, warm ass-chamber!
Get a fuckin’ muzzle, Vinod!
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