Did anybody else hear about this???
Popchips Pulls Ashton Kutcher Ad Over Charges of Racism
By STUART ELLIOTT
Part of an advertising campaign for Popchips snacks featuring Ashton Kutcher as four kooky characters has been withdrawn, not long after the ads began appearing, amid complaints that Mr. Kutcher’s performance as an Indian named Raj was racist.
In video clips that kicked off the campaign on Wednesday morning, Mr. Kutcher’s performance as Raj included appearing in brown face and using a sing-song accent. There were also to be billboards featuring Mr. Kutcher as Raj.
heard about it briefly...thought it was some SNL or Funny or Die skit
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It wasnt intended to be brash... So I don't see what the big deals is here...... Also I never heard of pop chips until now
Last edited by Cavemold; 05-03-2012 at 01:12 PM.
i mean 'you people' always complain about not being represented in media and when you do you appear, you claim it's crass stereotypes, but now that we put Kutcher in brown face (and named him the ever popular Raj) you have the nerve to be put off and unsettled by this. i thought you wanted some representation. we just can't win with 'you people'.
or something like that
seriously, i'm not surprised that you wouldn't see why some would have an issue with it. it's not like we don't know who and what you are
Oh please . .. How many people get upset when people dress up like Non- minorities??? No one does. Secondly it was suppose to be a fun/ silly chip Commerical . You have no idea who I am.
Your radicalism has no end in sight.
I've been to many Halloween parties where people dress up like Nixon or bill Clinton and who are not white and is it a big deal? No.
How, exactly, does one "dress up like non-minorities"?
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