Ashton Kutcher Commercial Pulled After Cries Of Racism

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May 3 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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A commercial featuring Ashton Kutcher for Popchips was yanked offline after offending viewers who felt the Two and a Half Men star's portrayal of a Bollywood movie producer reeked of racism.

In the controversial spot parodying dating websites, Ashton plays four over-the-top roles looking for love; for the role of "Raj," Ashton donned brown face and mocked an Indian accent.

He jokes he's looking for a woman who's "Kardashian hot … I would give that dog a bone."

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Many bloggers, and users of Twitter, YouTube and Facebook ripped the ad, accusing it of promoting stereotypes, leading to the spot being pulled.

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The company said in a statement it was "created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone," adding it hopes "people can enjoy this in the spirit it was intended."


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