Warped notion of racism by Indians!

Come on my fellow country folk this little advertisement by Ashton Kutcher dressed as a brown Indian Bollywood producer looking for love is NOT racism. You have had it removed from Facebook and Youtube. This reminds me of the movie The Party starring Peter Sellers in an Indian role. It was banned in India.

This is what I call twisted, warped and skewered notion of racism. Bollywood has stolen many ‘ideas’ from Hollywood and plagiarised entire storylines including music! I suppose this was okay.

So why do we cry “racism” whenever such instances of western humour arises? Are we so insecure of our colour, our culture, our country?


An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled offline after viewers called it racist.

The images and video for Popchips feature the 34-year-old Two and a Half Men star in brown makeup portraying a Bollywood producer named Raj who is “looking for love.” They were removed from YouTube and Facebook after being criticized online.

Other videos featuring Kutcher as a stoner, tattooed Southerner and pasty fashionista remain online.

A spokeswoman for Popchips says the dating parody featuring the four characters was “created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone.” She added that the company hopes “people can enjoy this in the spirit it was intended.”

A spokeswoman for Kutcher hasn’t return messages seeking comment.