Ashton Kutcher's Racist Popchips Commercial Pulled

Thu, May 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT by 19 Comments
Ashton Kutcher Popchips

Ashton’s ad has come under fire because of racist content — find out what happened and check out the spot!

Ashton Kutcher appeared in a commercial for Popchips as an Indian man ‘looking for love’, but not everyone is laughing!

Popchips claims the video was intended to poke fun at the 34-year-old’s flailing love life and “to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone” but many viewers are up in arms about Ashton’s decision to dress up in stereotypical garb and use an Indian accent, the Daily Mail reports.

Indian-descended rap group Das Racist tweeted “What’s with the racist brownface video you talentless, pretending to care about sex trafficking piece of s***” at Ashton, but never received a response.

Neither Ashton nor Popchips have offered a formal apology for the “racist” ad, but a company spokesman says, “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.”

Do YOU think Ashton is wrong for appearing in the video? Sound off below!

– Jennifer Kamm

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Sally1578

Posted at 1:56 PM on May 5, 2012  

This ad was very funny. And racist? It’s making fun of several cultures. Take a joke. Jeez.

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dan

Posted at 5:39 AM on May 5, 2012  

This guy is a retard, who made on that 70s show because he played a role that fits his personality….a retard.

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penguinz

Posted at 2:04 AM on May 5, 2012  

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Dillon

Posted at 7:01 PM on May 4, 2012  

Why are people criticizing Ashton Kutcher? Well, why do less talented figure skaters fall? Why do slower people loose races? It’s just that simple.

People of all races laughed when Tracy Morgan and Jon Hamm did a skit with blackface on 30 Rock. They have talent. Eddy Murphy did “White Like Me” on SNL. Hilarious. Bill Crystal as Sammy Davis Jr. was hilarious. Darrell Hammond as Jesse Jackson. Fred Armisen as Ferecito. Dave Chappelle as Clayton Bigsby. Apu on the Simpsons has been a comedy staple for decades.

Ashton Kutcher even playing Ashton Kutcher should be offensive to white people.

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testington

Posted at 4:49 PM on May 4, 2012  

Mostly I’m just baffled by why the ad was made at all. So they set it up like a video dating service (do those even exist anymore? ) and if you actually go to the website it just tries to sell you those crappy styrofoam chips?

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Vivi Cos

Posted at 2:59 PM on May 4, 2012  

I find it humorous that other actors have done the same and noone thought anything of it. Robert Downing Jr. played a black character in Topic Thunder and the Wayne brothers protrayed white girls in their movie. People are constantly making fun of the caucasian population but we dont shout out rasicm especially when were all generalized as white trash. People need to just grow up and realize that not everyone is racist and I’m pretty sure the ones condemming ashton kutcher are obvious racists themselves with no funny bone in their bodies and have no clue what an actor is!

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testington

Posted at 4:47 PM on May 4, 2012  

Robert Downey Jr. did NOT play a black character in Tropic Thunder, he played a white Australian actor who was playing a black character. There is BIG difference.

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Scott Boyle

Posted at 9:48 AM on May 4, 2012  

People are too sensitive these days! Comedians have been making jokes far worse than this for years. He wasn’t attacking one type of people, just having fun. Much more controversial things happen everyday… LIGHTEN UP!

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Martha

Posted at 9:44 AM on May 4, 2012  

Cute :)

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dillon

Posted at 5:49 PM on May 3, 2012  

I think the ad was racist because calling it racist might bring an end to Ashton Kutcher. He is not funny. He is not an actor. He is a HUGE DOUCHE. If he were funny like Fred Armisen he would have gotten away with this. It’s not about race. It’s about Ashton Kutcher SUCKING.

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gbtw

Posted at 7:21 PM on May 3, 2012  

dillon, i think i just fell in love with you…

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ROLL TIDE

Posted at 5:04 PM on May 3, 2012  

This video is not racist at all. The only thing it proves is the double standard in America where whites especially males are persecuted by douchebag liberal hippies for nothing. Stereotypes of other orgins, not just indian were on the ad.

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tylerc25

Posted at 4:35 PM on May 3, 2012  

closed minded people succ…what..this world gone soft?

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gbtw

Posted at 3:22 PM on May 3, 2012  

this is just wrong on so many levels. the guy is a moron, and his publicist or manager should be fired. the guy is married to a woman just getting out of rehab, he is being criticized for being insensitive and partying and philandering while she nearly killed herself, and he’s doing an ad depicting himself in an online dating service? i know it’s and ad for chips, but it still is not the image the guy needs to be spreading about himself at this particular moment… as far as the racism goes- well, to me, i just think it’s stupid… are white people not allowed to joke about non-whites? i mean, c’mon… if da racist doesn’t think those types of indians exist, they are out of touch with their own people. that said, i still like the hate they showed ashton B/C I LOATHE HIM, and the ‘talentless, pretending to care about sex trafficing piece of sh!t’ part is so dead on, it just made my day.

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khjhkj

Posted at 1:45 PM on May 3, 2012  

dude that was hilarious! and this si coming from someone of indian ethnicity. some people just generally have a stick up their behinds and just need attention.

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gbtw

Posted at 3:23 PM on May 3, 2012  

i’m offended at your sense of humor… and have a hard time believing you’re indian b/c if so, even if you weren’t offended by this, you wouldn’t really find it funny, either. it’s just boring and lame.

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Jake

Posted at 12:11 AM on May 4, 2012  

Okay, I think this is stupid but extremely funny and I am a 20 year old guy. Yeah it so stupid and stereotyped but come on we all stereotype people. It’s sad but true at least they were able to make it funny.

 
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Bugsy

Posted at 1:23 PM on May 3, 2012  

More stupid than racist lool. It was a really boring commercial.

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NeNe

Posted at 10:58 AM on May 3, 2012  

I think that he is a complete moron.

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