Ashton Kutcher Slammed For ‘Brownface’ Chip Ad

'The [ad] ... was created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone," says a Popchips spokesperson.

Ashton Kutcher is used to controversy. The “Two and a Half Men” star drew fire recently after Miranda Lambert thought he was mocking country music at the ACM awards 
 and last year he took heat for seemingly defending ousted college football coach Joe Paterno in the midst of allegations that one of the late legend’s assistants had sexual abused boys.

And now he’s in the hot seat again. This time it’s because of allegations that a new ad campaign he stars in for the Popchips brand traffics in racial stereotypes. In the ad, Kutcher’s skin is tinted brown, he sports a bushy mustache and is wearing traditional Indian garb while playing the role of a Bollywood producer named “Raj.”

“I’m raj, I’m a Bollywood producer. I’m looking for the most delicious thing on the planet, like Kardashian hot … I would give that dog a bone ,” Kutcher says in a stereotypical Indian accent in the viral ad, which has since been pulled.

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