“This killed for Mike Myers, right? Wait, what do you mean he didn’t paint his face?”
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In case you haven’t heard, Ashton Kutcher is an awful douche. Unfortunately over 10.5 million people follow him on Twitter and young women willingly have sex with his unprotected penis, so large companies still employ him to promote their goods and services. I’d love to say that the withdrawl of this Popchips ad — actually they only pulled down the individual ‘Raj’ character ad, though he’s still featured in the main ad above — from the web will change all of that, but the internet has an attention span of Tits or GTFO, so we’ll probably see Ashton jumping around in cut-off overalls and spitting watermelon seeds for Jolly Rancher by next week. Even reps at Popchips don’t seem overly concerned about the online backlash. HuffPost Celebrity reports:
“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.
Honestly, there couldn’t possibly have been racist intentions here. I think the problem lies with the fact that they cast Ashton Kutcher and seemingly relied on his improv skills for the bulk to this garbage.
POPCHIPS EXEC: Ok, Ashton we have a loose outline, but feel fee to riff.
ASHTON: I should do it in brownface.
POPCHIPS EXEC: Ha, there’s no way that’s going to happ–
ASHTON: *holds up yearbook of POPCHIPS EXEC’S daughter* Brownface or a copy of this gets mailed to Wilmer Valderrama’s house.