What has NBC done right with its Olympic overage? Not a lot.The tape delays and the fact that everyone knows who wins prior to the actual event being broadcast hasn’t won the network many fans.
Now, there is this…
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.
The question spreading around the internet is, is this racist, or just a lack of foresight from the editing team?
But with 10 hours between the time Douglas won the gold and it being aired, one would have thought that someone might have picked it up that perhaps, the commercial might not be the appropriate segue.
Let us know your thoughts….