VIa New York Daily News:
Cupcakes aren't tasting so sweet for some Duncan Hines marketing execs who were forced to pull a video for their "Amazing Glazes" frosting line after viewers and bloggers complained the dancing cupcakes were racist.The spot, while pulled by Duncan Hines, is on YouTube.
The commercial, which features chocolate-frosted cupcakes singing a harmony, was released on YouTube with the title "Hip Hop". Along with that title, the cupcakes featured exaggerated lips and eyes and more hummed a melody – that was decidedly un-hip hop.
For some reason the reaction to the racist cupcakes is reminiscent of Dallas County commissioner John Wiley Price's reaction to a "Black hole" analogy used by one of his white colleagues.