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May 2012



Is Ashton Kutcher Racist? — Or Just Dumb?

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There’s a lot of controversy about Ashton Kutcher’s decision to wear “brown-face” during his Popchips commercial, with everyone in the media calling the choice “racist.” Though The Dishmaster loves to point fingers when finger-pointing is due, I’m passing on this one. I think the guy made a poor choice, and he’s paying for it. It’s certainly wrong, but to quote Anil Dash, “I think the people behind this Popchips ad are not racist. I think they just made a racist ad, because they’re so steeped in our culture’s racism that they didn’t even realize they were doing it.”