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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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