White privilege is finding your name on a Coke bottle
#text #oh my god #OH MY GOD #PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP #THEY GATHERED 250 OF THE MOST COMMON NAMES#ONLY 250 #THERE ARE A LOT MORE FUCKIGN NAMES IN THE WORLD #SO A LOT FO FUCKING PEOPLE DONT HAVE THEIR NAME ON A FUCKING COKE BOTTLE #PLEASE GET OVER YOURSELF #ITS JUST A COKE BOTTLE #GOD DAMN #wank (thesampala)
Most Popular Names (Male and Female): (Source)
Algeria: Mohamed and Fatima
Brazil: Miguel and Sophia
India: Aarav and Saanvi
Malaysia: Muhamad and Nor
Taiwan: Chia-hao (家豪) and Shu-fen (淑芬)
Japan: Hiroto and Yuina
Philippines: John Paul and Althea
Czech Republic: Jakub and Eliška
You let me know if all of those common names made it on a Coke bottle.
i think you ignored the part where i say its literally just a coke bottle
No, I got that part when you screamed it in the tags. And it’s not just a coke bottle. It’s a microaggression and those build up. Quickly.
First of all, screaming at people of color to shut up about their problems and “get over” themselves is rude, to put it mildly. But I’m not sure where nifflerstorm is getting their information, because it seems like they’re under the impression that the US/UK names are the ones going out across the globe? And the names nifflerstorm gave are actually inaccurate, because Coke is using the most common names for “teens and millenials,” while all the names nifflerstorm gave are the most popular baby names from various years between 2010 and 2013.
Okay so Coke chose the 250 most common names per country, in most cases, while some places (like Australia) got to vote on which names made the bottles.
Look at all dem Japanese names on bottles in Japan:
Or the list of names for South Africa, which can be found here:
Or the list of names for the Philippines:
And here’s the full list for the UK:
And the US:
Even the UK and US ones have a surprising amount of diversity; as soon as I heard about the campaign I sighed and assumed it would be all white names, but I went online to check, and was pleasantly surprised. Granted, it’s still a limited list, but it reflects naming trends.
In my opinion, one thing Coke could have done better is to account for different spellings of names and combined all names of various spellings into one standardized entry, which would both shorten the list (combining Sarah/Sara, John/Jon, Corey/Cory) to make room for more names and also give names of minorities, which often have more variation in spelling (given that the English alphabet doesn’t align with other phonetic systems as well, and that names are often spelled phonetically), a chance to appear higher on the list of names. Other than that, though, I think they’ve done a pretty good job.
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Could we love this woman anymore?