Volkswagen’s “Get Completely happy” Super Bowl ad did not please all who saw it.
Within the business, an infectiously cheerful owner of a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle — who, despite being from Minnesota, has curiously adopted a Jamaican accent and is followed about by an upbeat reggae soundtrack — can be seen spreading smiles among his gloomy colleagues. And though we don’t consider for a second that a automotive has the transformative powers to show its passengers into comfortable-go-fortunate, thickly accented folks, it is type of good to think that a blue Monday may so easily be turned proper side up with a spin behind the wheel.
Some, nevertheless, accused the advert of racism.
“Did not anybody have a look at this?” Barbara Lippert, editor-at-giant of Mediapost.com, mentioned, in accordance with an earlier Huffington facts Publish report. “That is so racist.”
Tweeters’ reactions were mixed:
Volkswagen: This business is getting real near uncomfortably racist.
Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) February four, 2013
Nonetheless have to say the volkswagen commercial was my favourite one of the night. 啢
The Drew Rivera.(@GrilledCheezyy) February four, 2013
That comfortable Volkswagen industrial is my present fave. I additionally dig the M&M’s one.
Chris (@chrisdude) February four, 2013
greatest racist ad of the super bowl goes to volkswagen
Chris Ziegler (@zpower) February four, 2013
Volkswagen. Made in Germany however will make you communicate like a Jamaican. Get it?
darren rovell (@darrenrovell) February 4, 2013
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