Color Blind: 7 Other Controversial Ads You Might Have Missed


/ May 7, 2012

A couple of days ago, Ashton Kutcher came under fire when his newly released Pop Chips ad was criticized for its racial undertones with the character “Raj.” Many people saw it as a stereotypical representation of Indian culture and felt Ashton’s “brown-face” was a little overboard.

Was it racist? Better yet, should we even be shocked? This type of racially driven and/or highly sexual “shockvertising” has been going on for years. We decided to throw together just a few of the many advertisements out there that come off racist, unsettling, or just highly unappropriate (we’re staring at you Terry Richardson!). Check out our list of 7 other controversial advertisements in recent times, and let us know if you agree or disagree.