ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Ashton Kutcher’s 'racist' Indian ad pulled out!
 

Ashton Kutcher’s 'racist' Indian ad pulled out!

US snack food firm chops 'racist' Indian ad
By Arun Kumar (IANS)
Fri, May 04, 2012 05:53:42 GMT
 

Ashton Kutcher’s 'racist' Indian ad pulled out!
US snack food maker Popchips has pulled out a new ad campaign featuring Ashton Kutcher, who sports brown makeup and plays a Bollywood producer named "Raj" with a thick accent, after being criticised as racist.

The 88-second video ad has been removed from the California snack food company's Popchips website and YouTube channel as well as the company's Facebook page.

The $1.5 million campaign featured Ashton Kutcher as four different types of guys looking for love in dating-service style videos: a Brit named Nigel, a Karl Lagerfeld look-alike, a tattooed man named Swordfish and "Raj."

Raj says that he wants someone "Kardashian hot," adding, "I would give that dog a bone." He also talks about competing in a "milking contest."

Ashton Kutcher - as Kutcher - appears at the end of the clip and says to the camera, "Your waiting room is like a freak show... are we all in the same category?"

Indian Americans quickly bashed the ad and Kutcher with tech entrepreneur Anil Dash calling the ad "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."

The indie hip-hop band Das Racist called out to Kutcher's Twitter handle: "Hey @aplusk, what's with the racist brownface video you talentless, pretending to care about sex trafficking piece of s**t?"

The "Two and a Half Men" star has yet to respond to the controversy. The 34-year-old Kutcher was named "president of pop culture" for Popchips in 2010.

Popchips founder and CEO Keith Belling wrote on the company's website that the company "worked hard to create a lighthearted parody featuring a variety of characters that was meant to provide a few laughs. We did not intend to offend anyone. I take full responsibility and apologize to anyone we offended."
Pics - Bold and beautiful Vidya Balan receives National Award for 'The Dirty Picture'
 
Angelina Jolie hates her engagement ring?
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Ashton Kutcher bowled over by Alia Bhatt’s short film 'Going Home'
Ashton Kutcher bowled over by Alia Bhatt’s short film 'Going Home'
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are engaged?
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are engaged?
Charlie Sheen-Ashton Kutcher Twitter fight hots up!
Charlie Sheen-Ashton Kutcher Twitter fight hots up!
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis to tie the knot?
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis to tie the knot?
Tags :
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Saif Ali Khan launches fashion brand Spunk

Sridevi with daughters Jhanvi and Khushi at Stefano Ricci store launch

Preity Zinta, Shruti-Akshara, Richa Chadda, Upen Patel at Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards

Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra at Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards

Kareena, Alia, Sonam, Jacqueline, Nargis, Sunny at Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards

Pix: Winners of Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards pose with their statuettes

Bigg Boss contestant Diandra Soares at Caring with Style fashion show preview

Ajay Devgn judges a comedy contest
Wallpapers 

Ek Paheli Leela Wallpapers

Shamitabh Wallpapers

Bombay Velvet Wallpapers

Khamoshiyan Wallpapers

Priyanka Chopra Wallpapers

Dolly Ki Doli Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Shriya Saran

Asin

Arjun Rampal
New Movies 

Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Ab Tak Chhappan 2

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle together in song 'Meherbaan'

'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya'

Sonam Kapoor grooving to the party anthem ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif wow in ‘Bang Bang’ song video 'Tu Meri'

Shahid Kapoor in the 'Haider' song ‘Bismil’

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor