Monday, May 7, 2012
Another Indo-American reaction to Ashton's "brownface"
I posted earlier today about Puja Mohindra's reaction video to the tasteless Indian stereotype Ashton Kutcher portrayed in a viral ad for Pop Chips.
It turns out Ms. Mohindra wasn't the only one. American comedian Hasan Minhaj really lays into the advertiser:
And so he should.
I find Mr. Minhaj's term "clownable minority" a really useful one when discussing the "just a joke" racism of ethnic stereotypes. We really need to take a step back and think about what these jokes really mean to a billion of our friends and neighbours.