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Ashton Kutcher's Brownface Ad for PopChips Gets Yanked

PopChips announced that it was yanking an ad that featured Ashton Kutcher dressed up in brownface as a Bollywood star looking for love. Kutcher's portrayal of the character stereotype Raj was criticized by the New York group Das Racist and blogger Anil Dash. [ more › ]
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These Twitter Responses To The Ashton Kutcher Brownface Controversy Are Approximately 400% Funnier Than The Ad Itself

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A Popchips ad featuring Ashton Kutcher playing an Indian man in brownface has been yanked after complaints of racism, the AP reports. ( Gawker notes that a "composite" version of the ad, which still features clips of the character, ...


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