Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ashton Kutcher Accused of Racism For Portraying Bollywood Producer In Online Ad




         Tv star and actor Aston Kucther has been accused of being a racist .An online ad featuring him as an Indian was  pulled offline after viewers called it racist. 
     The images and video for Popchips feature the 34-year-old "Two and a Half Men" star in brown makeup portraying a Bollywood producer named Raj who is "looking for love." They were removed from YouTube and Facebook after being criticized online.
    Blogger and Twitterati Anil Dash is one of the initiators of the online campaign against the ad, wrote on his blog: “Don’t watch it (the ad); 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. That’s it, there’s seriously no other gag"

Ashton kutcher portrays bollywood producer in online Ad

    A spokeswoman for Popchips says the dating parody featuring the four characters was "created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone." She added that the company hopes "people can enjoy this in the spirit it was intended."

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