Jamaicans say VW’s Super Bowl ad isn’t racist; White Americans disagree

Jamaicans like the ad:

Everyone calling the Jamaican Super Bowl ad racist obviously no nothing about our culture. We love & endorse it.

— The Wanted Princess (@BreeTheWanted) February 4, 2013

As I fellow Jamaican…VW’s ad was very funny not racist…people need to chill

— Allana (@ajpersaud) February 4, 2013

But what do Jamaicans know?  Some white Americans insist they know better:

OMG THIS AD IS SO RACIST.

— Dylan (@Phazon117) February 4, 2013

Racist VW ad is racist.

— Natalie Be’er (@natalierachel) February 4, 2013

Good to see #VW go with the white guy pretending to be Jamaican racist ad. #friedchickenandwatermelon

— Ira Socol (@irasocol) February 4, 2013

Well that VW Jamaican ad was embarrassingly racist.

— Drew McKevitt (@drewmckevitt) February 4, 2013

It just me or was VW’s ad incredibly racist? “white people doing jamaican accents? Classic!” – some coked up VW exec.

— Andrew Garaventa (@AJGaraventa) February 4, 2013

Jamaican accent ad made me feel uncomfortable.

— rachelsklar (@rachelsklar) February 4, 2013

Am I the only one that thought the Jamaican accent VW ad just now was vaguely racist?

— Michael W (@mworringer) February 4, 2013

What the fuck is this shit?? Why does he have a Jamaican accent in @vw ad?? And I thought Jar Jar Binks was racist. #SuperBowl #NotBuyingIt

— The Opinioness (@OpinionessWorld) February 4, 2013

Maybe it is time for some people to dial down their racial-sensitivity meters a notch or two.

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