Jewish Chautauqua Society Anti-hate PSA (1982)

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An EXTREMELY bizarre anti-hate Public Service Announcement that aired in December 1982. This scared children. Don't believe me, then take a look.

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    Buck O Fama Posted 1 year 9 months ago
    My recollection of the 1974 version is almost certainly not 100% accurate. Having said that, here's what I seem to recall: an acid that corrodes
    A poison that erodes
    Your body, mind and soul

    So when you hate...
    Who do you hurt the most?
    Hate hurts you
    Hate hurts YOU!

    I think that's in the ballpark and I was thinking the narrator was singing the above to a tango beat. Dunno though. Age takes its toll.

    Love to hear a video of this someday to see how far off I am.
    Bumblebe5 Posted 2 years 18 hours ago
    What the hell is this?
    Toggle Comment ThreadFuckJones Posted 2 years 11 months ago
    I have been looking for this for years. I remember being about 3 or 4 years old and seeing another, much scarier version of this on TV when I was alone in my bedroom. It scared the shit out of me. I ran out of the room crying. I had nightmares about it for a long time. I still get a chill thinking about it. If memory serves, there were actually 3 different versions. The first one I saw was the scary one with the guy "talking" instead of singing. Then I remember seeing another one with the same or similar audio but a different animation. Then there's this one which I don't actually remember seeing at all.

    Anyway, I would love to see that first version of it again. I hope someone finds it and puts it online one day. I wrote to the Jewish Chautauqua Society a few days ago inquiring about it, but they haven't responded. I kind of doubt they will.
    ItsFronkensteen Posted 2 years 3 months ago
    I saw this one as a kid back East and I remember the hate guy starting his march way back in the distance and growing towards the screen. Absolutely freaked me out. I'd love to see the whole thing, too. Did you hear anything back from the Society, FuckJones? Gotta find the long form directors cut of this gem.
    Toggle Comment ThreadPazuzu 33 Posted 4 years 3 months ago
    This is a good anti hate message
    acparson Posted 3 years 4 months ago
    Good anti-hate message, but the presentation leaves a bit to be desired. If I had seen this one as a kid, I'd have been scared of it, irregardless of the message.
    acparson Posted 4 years 10 months ago
    Um.... as somebody much wiser than me once said..... WTF?
    compas Posted 4 years 11 months ago
    Whoever posted this, would you mind sharing where you managed to find it? I would like to try to find the other version as well.
    Toggle Comment Threadturds spalding Posted 5 years 12 days ago
      I agree that this seems tame compared tp the one from @1974 that scared the crap out of me. Why (in this day and age of instant information) can't anyone find the original??!??
      contratiempo Posted 4 years 11 months ago
      Yes, please post if someone finds it. I think I remember both verions.
      Toggle Comment Threadmonacore Posted 5 years 1 month ago
      I am not so sure this is the same psa as seen in 1974. I remember the person being much different looking, much shorter.I think it must have been redone in 82.
      dl97526 Posted 5 years 1 month ago
      I remember a song:
      Hate, an acid that corrodes...a little man walking closer and closer and then finally exploding with hatred. It was unforgettable.
      Kaerhan Posted 5 years 1 month ago
      I remember this with a much deeper and haunting voice, speaking... not singing. But, this is the video I remember seeing late at night one night. Scared the cheese right out of me!
      KawaiiPanda94 Posted 5 years 2 months ago
      I don't know what to make of this. It looks like someone crappily put this together in 10 minutes.
      haterade Posted 5 years 3 months ago
      I also remember seeing this in the 70s as a little kid and it unsettled me as much as anything I'd seen up to that point. I remember it being quite a bit longer, and ending with the guy's head exploding. This version seems to be truncated/edited.
      Toggle Comment Threadbigaint2 Posted 5 years 5 months ago
      I think this is older than 1982. I remember this ad from the mid 1970s and it used to scare the shit out of me.

      I kinda remember it differently though - I thought there was a background or something.
      Toggle Comment ThreadKaerhan Posted 5 years 1 month ago
      It WAS in the mid 70s, and it was narrated, not sung. The guy had a really really deep and haunting voice, and he said very loudly at the end, "Hate hurts YOU!"
      superbu Posted 5 years 1 month ago
      Right, that's my recollection as well. The original '70s version was longer and the guy was, well, "rapping," I guess. He was speaking in rhythm. And he had a much deeper voice. The "you" in "hate hurts you" almost sounded like a ghost "boo"! The original version was creepy as hell, and probably 30 seconds long.
      contratiempo Posted 4 years 11 months ago
      Right, I remember that deep voice.
      Hannabeth Posted 5 years 6 months ago
      Wait what dafuq? To be honest I didn't find this scary (but I can see that this could scare some kids,) I mostly found it kinda confusing.
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