Friday, May 4, 2012



Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of a man from India in an online advertisement for Popchips has been pulled following criticism that the commercial is racist.


The ad for the potato chips featured the 34-year-old "Two and a Half Men" star in brown makeup and pretending to be a Bollywood producer named Raj who is "looking for love." It was removed Thursday from YouTube and Facebook.


The $1.5-million ad campaign also features Kutcher as three other characters: a stoner, a tattooed Southerner and a cheeky fashionista. Those spots remain online.


A spokeswoman for Popchips says the ad campaign featuring the four characters was "created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120504/ENT07/205040327/Ashton-Kutcher-s-Popchips-ad-pulled-from-YouTube-Facebook?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

2 comments:

  1. Was that supposed to be a Southern accent by Kutcher? He needs to work on that some more.

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  2. The advertiser forgot that white people are the only acceptable targets for ridicule & mockery. Silly rabbits, dont they know we live in a country of easily offended assholes.

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