Ashton Kutcher’s Popchips ad, condemned as racist, taken offline
ASSOCIATED PRESS May 3, 2012 10:44AM
Updated: June 5, 2012 11:34AM
An ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man (pictured at left) has been pulled offline after viewers called it racist. The images and video for Popchips feature the “Two and a Half Men” star in brown makeup portraying a Bollywood producer named Raj. Other videos featuring Kutcher as a stoner, tattooed Southerner and pasty fashionista remain online. A spokeswoman for Popchips says the dating parody featuring the four characters was “created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone.”
†Meanwhile, Kutcher’s ex changed her Twitter handle six months after their split. Formerly @mrskutcher, Demi Moore now goes by @justdemi.