VOLKSWAGEN’S NEW AD CONTROVERSY
The new Volkswagen ad that is scheduled to air during the Super Bowl is causing some controversy after some are claiming that the ad is racist. See the ad for yourself below.
The ad is about a happy-go-lucky white male who tells office mates to be happy in his Jamaican accent.
Some people like Ricki Fairley-Brown, the president of multiculture marketing agency Dove Marketing says that the ad is “pretty horrific, Why do they have a white guy from Minnesota faking a Jamaican accent?”
However, Jamaica’s minister of tourism and entertainment feels the opposite about the ad. “We view it as a compliment” says Wykeham McNeill. “People should get into their inner Jamaica and get happy.”
See for yourself: