Is Ashton Kutcher's Pop Chips ad racist?
Kutcher dons brown face and plays a Bollywood actor. New York writer/entrepreneur Anil Dash called for an apology from Popchips and the whole production. "I think the people behind this Popchips ad are not racist. I think they just made a racist ad, because they're so steeped in our culture's racism that they didn't even realize they were doing it," Dash wrote.
The company made a statement to The Wrap, saying, "The new Popchips worldwide dating video and ad campaign featuring four characters was created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone. 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."
Take a look at the video and give us your opinion. Is the ad racist or just in poor taste?