The 'Two and a Half Men" star is in hot water after doing an advertisment for Popchips where he played six bachelors looking for love. The uproar came when people saw that Ashton Kutcher played Raj, an Indian man, looking for love. A lot of people became upset with the fact that Kutcher is seen in an Indian outfit and is imitating an accent of a person from India. The ad was officially pulled from the website, but this doesn't stop the internet from having it all over the place. Anil Dash, a blogger, wrote that he felt that the ad was racist and not the Popchips company. Many people have said that the media is taking this over the top and are being way too sensitive.
There have been many who have pointed out that there are many sterotypes of Indian people. From The Simpsons' Apu to Raj on 'The Big Bang Theory'. Many also feel that they are overracting to something intended to be a fun video. However, the CEO of Popchips apologized and said that they were not attempting to offend anyone over the ad and has since taken it off their website. What started off as strait fun, got turned upside down and turned into a sort of hate crime to Indians. See for yourself below:
Do you think that this video is rascist or just plain fun?
I think its wicked and I don't feel that it's being racist. Really people, learn how to take a joke! Being funny is good for the soul and laughter is a good for health. Everyone always sees the negative in something....wake up and start living outside your close minded goggled eyes!!!!
Message Posted On May 10th, 2012, 12:35 am
SO how about a little reverse PSY. Why not complain to the company that you're mad that they pulled the ad and that you won't be buying any of there stuff until it's back. Then target the people that did the complaining in the first place and show them for what they are; a bunch of bigoted blowhards looking to make people think that they have some type of power. Reverse it - if you dare.
Message Posted On May 5th, 2012, 6:53 pm
This is pathetic. People will get up in arms about anything, we're so politically correct before long we're just going to be vapid zombies lacking opinions or the brainpower to make up our own minds about anything. We ALL need to get the hell over ourselves!
Level 2 (74%) Since: 12/Oct/07
Message Posted On May 4th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Again I agree with Matt...get a life people! Our society is getting ridiculous. Can we sniffle anymore in public without fear of offending coke heads? I saw someone throw a pizza in the air on tv the other day and since I'm Italian American should I be offended at that racial steroetype. America is losing their sense of humor.
Level 1 (90%) Since: 29/Feb/12
Message Posted On May 3rd, 2012, 6:15 am
LOL. I love how everyone points out the indian sterotype - but ignores the German, Hick, and Hippy Sterotypes. Becuase its OK to complain about Indians, but TOTALLY FINE if they make fun of white people. STFU people its a joke - there making fun of MANY people. Stop being so uptight and have fun in this world.
Because I'm sorry sterotypes exsist for a reason. There is a man named Raj out there who is a hollywood producer and is looking for love. Whats so wrong with that?