Friday, May 4, 2012

Ashton Kutcher drags out the tiresome stereotypes #FdAdFriday

Yes, Peter Sellers did it. The Simpsons still does it. But can we agree to stop accepting racist stereotypes of Indian people now?

I know it's a comedy staple. But so was blackface, until shortly before my lifetime. Enough is enough. Let's move on to something funnier and less insulting to a billion of our fellow humans, shall we?

Update: The Vulture reports

"Interestingly, as recently as 6 p.m. today [May 2], Pop Chips had separate ads up on YouTube for each of Kutcher's different characters, including an extended-play audience with Raj. But by shortly after 7 p.m., they had all been marked "Private" and are inaccessible. Perhaps different decisions are being made very quickly. UPDATE: And it looks like all of the other videos with Kutcher's other characters spotlighted individually are back up, but Raj's remains taken down."

Update 2: The video has already been pulled from all official channels.

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