VW Jamaica-theme Super Bowl ad: Racist?

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VW ad about a happy-go-lucky white guy who tells office mates to be happy in his Jamaican accent has been criticized by some.

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Jan 30, 2013
 
More media s**t-stirring, apparently, since obviously there's nothing remotely "racist" about the ad.
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Jan 31, 2013
 

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They should not allow the Kraout bug to be advertised during the superbowl.
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Feb 1, 2013
 
Nonsense! There is nothng racist about the ad! Looking forward to watching the super bowl to see those folks speaking the Jamaican patois.

Mi jus hope seh VW nuh bada guh pull di ad an mek mi nuh si mi langwige pon di big event! Mek dem idiot deh guh weh - bout dem racism. Deh nuh tek racism serios.

Big up VW an mi langwige!

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Feb 4, 2013
 
Saw it, it was funny. Nothing remotely racist, just media hype and horses--t.
Happy Anniversary 1913

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Feb 4, 2013
 
Having a black cowboy may be pushing it a tad but at least they didn't villify The Indians again. They've got that covered in sports emblems.

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Feb 5, 2013
 
Happy Anniversary 1913 wrote:
Having a black cowboy may be pushing it a tad but at least they didn't villify The Indians again. They've got that covered in sports emblems.
Why would a sports team with a native-American name or identity "vilify" itself or its own emblem? That doesn't make sense.

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