Did NBC Just Air A Racist Commercial?

After Gabby Douglas won the gold and Bob Costas spoke about how amazing this was for the first African-American to win the women’s all-around gymnastics title, NBC aired a commercial of a Monkey doing gymnastics which has caused quite a stir. Racist, or just bad timing? Tons of people on Twitter seemed to think it was more on the racist side. posted on

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That post Gabby NBC monkey commercial is exactly why I don't stand 4 the US national anthem. You didn't have to be "conscious" to see that.

Gabby Douglas wins gold & then NBC puts on a commercial of monkey doing gymnastics. #unbelievable" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23unbelievable">#unbelievable #racist" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23racist">#racist #NBC" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBC">#NBC #Olympics" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Olympics">#Olympics

RT @ka_Sh_mere:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/ka_Sh_mere">@ka_Sh_mere: how #racist" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23racist">#racist is #NBC" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBC">#NBC … they show a monkey on the rings after Gabby wins the gold

RT @TheTimBritton:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/TheTimBritton">@TheTimBritton: Anybody else notice that NBC just went racist? Showing a commercial of a monkey doing gymnastics right after the medal for Gabby? #NBCFAIL

@gabrielledoug-" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/gabrielledoug">@gabrielledoug- NBC what was that Monkey commercial after Gabby? we are not stupid

NBC follows interview w/ Gabby Douglas with an ad featuring a gymnast monkey. Well done, NBC.http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap"> href="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap"> href="#Clap" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap">#Clap http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap"> href="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap"> href="#Clap" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap">#Clap http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap"> href="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap"> href="#Clap" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clap">#Clap #Really" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Really">#Really

So Gabby wins gold and NBC's first commercial has a monkey trying to do the rings, WTF.

RT @ka_Sh_mere:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/ka_Sh_mere">@ka_Sh_mere: how #racist" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23racist">#racist is #NBC" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBC">#NBC … they show a monkey on the rings after Gabby wins the gold

RT @LlewelarkTGTY:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/LlewelarkTGTY">@LlewelarkTGTY: Did anyone else notice that #NBC" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBC">#NBC advertised the monkey doing the gymnastics right after Gabby took the Gold??? #petty" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23petty">#petty #Olympics

NBC just showed an interview with Gabby Douglas and then cut right to an NBC promo commercial with a monkey doing gymnastics. WTF was that?

Gabby wins gold, Bob Costas gives a racially sensitive speech, then NBC airs an ad featuring a black skinned, gymnastics monkey #NBCfail" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBCfail">#NBCfail

RT @LlewelarkTGTY:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/LlewelarkTGTY">@LlewelarkTGTY: Did anyone else notice that #NBC" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBC">#NBC advertised the monkey doing the gymnastics right after Gabby took the Gold??? #petty" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23petty">#petty #Olympics

LMAO My bro & I just said that hahaha RT @ka_Sh_mere:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/ka_Sh_mere">@ka_Sh_mere: how #racist" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23racist">#racist is #NBC" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBC">#NBC … they show a monkey on the rings after Gabby wins the gold

Gabby won then a commercial 4 Animal Practice w/ a black big smiling monkey doing gymnastics. I don't think NBC meant anything but its awful

I wonder if anybody caught that tasteless,stupid subliminal message @NBC did with Gabby Douglas and tht monkey?

RT @Auntie_Claus:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/Auntie_Claus">@Auntie_Claus: I'm sorry #NBC" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBC">#NBC but the #AnimalPractice" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23AnimalPractice">#AnimalPractice commercial with the monkey gymnast after #Gabby" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gabby">#Gabby wins gold was another #NBCFAIL" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBC">#NBCFAIL #Shameful

18. Check out the video and see for yourself

The commercial was for NBC’s upcoming sitcom Animal Kingdom.

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