March 11, 2017
In my younger cynical days, I would naturally begrudge the Professor his ingenious masterminding the world’s most comely publicity-eager stunt on the Internet (in hopes of selling more books of course:-) effected by the agency of an exotic cast of cameo characters incorporating even the tenderest of the unweaned.
Allow me here though to be serious for a moment to pose this sober question: for those ‘unprejudiced’ viewers i.e., being fully unconscious of any background intro to the video at all, who initially came to the subconscious assumption that she was the ‘foreign domestic maid/babysitter’ — a dutifully diligent one no less, clambering on all fours just to do right by her master — are these viewers (I was one of them, had to come clean) deserving to be labeled ‘ethnic chauvinist’ or worse, ‘racist’, guilty of the sins of racial stereotyping??? (Did you pass the test? … be honest now.)
Wimi Bussard replied:
I thought it was his wife because a professor usually isn’t that rich to hire a nanny.
Lester Kok replied:
1 minute ago
Swell 🙂 … you’re ahead of most of us then. But hey, pls don’t fault me — didn’t the penny-pinching prof dressed his old woman like a dowdy, plain-Jane, maid-like frump, effectuating the gratuitous misunderstanding:-))