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Ashton Kutcher plays Bollywood producer in ad, called racist

entertainment Updated: May 04, 2012 14:41 IST

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.



Kutcher as a Bollywood Producer Raj in the ad

Kutcher as a Bollywood Producer Raj in the ad



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