VW Super Bowl ad's happy vibe ruined by claims of racism1/29/2013
Did Volkswagen go too far in creating a happy, good-time vibe for its new Super Bowl ad? The ad features a variety of horrible, Monday-morning office scenarios, all made brighter by one white employee from Minnesota who insists on speaking to everyone with a Jamaican accent. His good mood soon spreads and has multiple employees, all Caucasian, taking on Jamaican accents. That's raising eyebrows from the likes of the New York Times' Charles Blow who describes it as being "like blackface with voices." [Source]
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