Racist dating video ashton kutcher
Seems like Ashton Kutcher's new Popchips ad didn't just pop—it blew up into a controversy.The actor's head-turning spot, which debuted online yesterday and shows a brownfaced Kutcher sending up a Bollywood producer, was briefly yanked following a public uproar over its alleged racist overtones, putting the snack's manufacturer on the defensive.In his cheeky campaign for the snack, Kutcher can be seen playing a roulette of colorful characters looking for love on a fictitious dating service.
They each got their own clips and all of them shared a penchant for a certain brand of potato chips.
While the other characters were mostly just unfunny one-dimensional cut-outs, having Ashton dress up give a canned Indian impression in brown-face came off tacky and pretty offensive. Kutcher, who at one point in time might’ve rattled off a series of tweets explaining his involvement, has apparently been quiet about the campaign.
His Twitter account still links to the videos though.
Somehow, Pop Chips thought a lazy ad campaign that employed Ashton Kutcher in brown-face make-up spoofing “a Bollywood producer” would be a funny proposition. Following an Internet outcry, the company pulled the clip of the character, “Raj”, from its official You Tube and Facebook pages, the New York reported.
If you haven’t seen it, you didn’t miss anything (an abbreviated version exists here).
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(One of the things that Dash suggested was to pull the “Raj” ad and instead leave it up and explain why it was created.) Since only Kutcher’s Raj character was pulled, the tainted campaign still lives on.