VW Jamaica-theme Super Bowl ad: Racist?

VW Jamaica-theme Super Bowl ad: Racist?

There are 6 comments on the USA Today story from Jan 29, 2013, titled VW Jamaica-theme Super Bowl ad: Racist?. In it, USA Today reports that:

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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“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

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

Jenison, MI

#3 Jan 31, 2013
They should not allow the Kraout bug to be advertised during the superbowl.
Marcia

Bronx, NY

#4 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!

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

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

Agawam, MA

#6 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.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

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#7 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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