Racist dating video ashton kutcher
Of course he soon finds it in the form of the low-fat potato snack, but the fact the Hollywood star saw fit to dress up in stereotypical garb and put on an Indian accent has drew the wrath of many on the internet, including Indian-descended rap group Das Racist He said: 'It's a hackneyed, unfunny advertisement featuring Kutcher in brownface talking about his romantic options, with the entire punchline being that he's doing it in a fake-Indian outfit and voice.Ashton Kutcher‘s new Popchips commercials were meant to be funny and lighthearted, but one has been swiftly pulled – and an apology issued – following a grim reaction from Indian Americans.Because darkening one’s skin is socially unacceptable in 2012, the video — a web ad for Popchips, of which Kutcher is the celebrity spokesperson — has caused a bit of an uproar.Leading the outrage charge on Twitter, sort of ironically given their name, is Das Racist, two of whose three members are Indian.But Keith Belling, founder and CEO of Popchips, posted the following message on the company’s website: “We received a lot feedback about the dating campaign parody we launched today and appreciate everyone who took the time to share their point of view.
The most blistering critique came from Anil Dash, the tech entrepreneur.
"They also later tweeted, "Hey if you care, call popchips..register your concern, they got to pull this s--t and apologize, that's it.""Brownface. At Popchips we embrace all types of shapes, flavors and colors, and appreciate all snackers, no matter their race or ethnicity.
We hope people can enjoy this in the spirit it was intended."Kutcher, however, may have to deal with more than just accusations of racism.
As another You Tube commenter put it: "The most offensive part is when Ashton Kutcher thought he was funny." Zing!
A couple of hours ago dimly lit human Twitter fail Ashton Kutcher tweeted out a link to a fake dating video in which he plays a variety of male characters seeking romance — one of which being an Indian guy he portrays in brown face.