Right folks, if you’ve not been made aware of the local news item that has hit the rumour mill and the insanely high amount of threats Ashton Kutcher has been receiving via Twitter, then let me sum it up.
So apparently, this has been deemed racist because his face has been painted brown and he has a funny put on Indian accent. There has also been outcry on some of the other characters depicted.
Here’s three reasons for why I think the advert is not racist:
- If White Chicks was fine to create (a film about two black men who fake being ‘white chicks’) then why on earth is this deemed as racist? This is clearly humour, there are plenty of stand up comedians who say far more outrageous jokes than some of the funny accents in this very short clip.
- He’s an actor, actors ARE meant to portray other characters. (accents included)
- Painting your face brown to look Asian does not equal racism.
Join the debate! What do you think? Has this been blown out of proportion, or does this offend you? I found it hilarious!
P.S I thought White Chicks was side splittingly funny too!