An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled offline after viewers called it racist. The ad, which was shared on YouTube and Facebook, featured Kutcher in a dating profile as Bollywood man looking for love.
This is a classic case of people not considering the outcome before proceeding with what they might find funny. It’s not funny for some to be on the opposite end of an apparent joke that not everyone get. Especially if the ‘funny’ is an obvious ‘stereotype’.
Other videos featuring Kutcher as a stoner, tattooed Southerner and pasty fashionista remain online. Hm grunt.