“When the looting, starts the shooting starts. Voted No 1 gin by rioters for its complex botanical mix and high flammability.” On June 1, 2020, Bristol Dry Gin tweeted a picture of its Turbo Island Edition gin and a flaming shot with the above-mentioned caption, which was first used by Miami police chief Walter Headley in 1967 and referenced a tweet by then President Donald Trump made in the wake of The George Floyd protests.
The controversy over the advert is the downplaying of a severe problem in the US where a large percentage of interactions between black people and police ends in violence. The timing of the tweet comes soon after riots broke out in Minneapolis on May 26, 2020. Bristol Dry Gin issued an apology later that evening which said “We understand it is a very serious situation, which we should not have made light of. In no way do we condone any form of violence or racism, nor do we condone Donald Trump.
Here is the structure of the assignment that must be adhered to for Essay 2:
Pages 1 and 2 will contain the interpretation/analysis and the research with MLA in-text citations. Be sure to have an introduction with a well-developed thesis, separate body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
3 – 4 supportive and opposing in-text citations within the essay (All citations must be in MLA so review the textbook or Purdue Owl if you are unsure.)
The ad (in itself) cannot be the only source cited in the essay. There must be an article in which the research has derived so that you, as the writer/researcher can have controversial information to cite in the essay as one of your sources.
Page 3 will contain the picture of the visual image and slogan
Page 4 will contain the Works Cited page
Be sure to stay in 3rd person (No 1st or 2nd person)