IS ASHTON’S NEW AD RACIST??
ASHTON KUTCHER is featured in a new Internet ad for the potato chip brand Popchips. It’s actually disguised as an ad for a dating service, and Ashton plays several characters looking for love. One of those characters is an Indian guy named “Raj”. And to portray him, Ashton put on brown makeup and adopted a fake Indian accent. people are calling it RACIST. Here’s what the Popchips people have to say about it . . . quote, “[The ad was] created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone.”At popchips we embrace all types of shapes, flavors and colors, and appreciate all snackers, no matter their race or ethnicity. We hope people can enjoy this in the spirit it was intended.”
Popchips made a video of JUST the Indian character that’s even more uncomfortable to watch. And they obviously know it, because they took it down . . . but you can watch it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVE81Jxp9dU&feature=related
THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ICE-T
“Us” magazine asked ICE-T to fill out one of their 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me features . . . and he was only to happy to contribute..
Here are some of the highlights from his list:
*The name “Ice-T” partially came out of his real name: Tracy Morrow. The “Ice” part was a reference to the pimp Iceberg Slim.
-“As a kid, I dreamed of being a bank robber. In fact, that was my first job!”
-“My best decision was giving up a life of crime.”
-“My favorite artist is Prince. Harvey Keitel is my favorite actor.”
-“If I could time travel, I’d go to the Roaring ’20s.”
-“I think I look like an armadillo.”
-“My most embarrassing moment was getting diarrhea while performing at a concert.”