Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Racist’ PopChips Ad Pulled From YouTube
We were so caught up with Ashton Kutcher‘s hilarious spoof of Karl Lagerfeld yesterday that we barely noticed the other videos that the actor made for PopChips. Now one of them is being dubbed racist and has been pulled from YouTube.
The video in question has Kutcher’s portraying a 34-year-old Bollywood producer named Raj. Kutcher wears brown makeup (brownface?), speaks with an Indian accent, says things like “these are the Bombay”, and imitates a Bollywood dance.
According to Page Six, a PopChips spokesperson explained that the clip was ”created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone”.
Check out the original video here and watch the clip below to get acquainted with Raj. Do you think this imitation is racist?