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Is The New Volkswagen TV Ad Racist?

Jan 31, 2013 -- 12:18pm

Super Bowl Sunday is when a lot of companies premiere their most creative and entertianing TV commercials.  This year, Volkswagen is rolling out an ad featuring an average-looking white guy named Dave from Minnesota who is so happy with his new Beetle that he has adopted a chilled-out Rastfarian attitude.  While all of his co-workers suffer with a "bad case of the Mondays," Dave remains irie, mon.  And he sets out to spread his new found happiness throughout the office.

Well, apparently, those who are easily offended are complaining that the new Super Bowl TV ad for the VW Beetle is racist towards Jamaicans (it should be pointed out that a majority of actual Jamaicans love the spot and are not offended at all). I think it's laugh-out-loud funny. Ironic? Yes. Racist? Not so much. 

Watch the video and see what you think.



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