As we get closer to the Super Bowl the highly anticipated commercials set to air during the big game are already starting to leak and spark controversy.
Volkswagen plans on releasing a Super Bowl ad that may come across as offensive to people of Caribbean descent.
A man by the name of ‘Dave’, portrayed by a white actor who speaks in a fake, exaggerated Jamaican accent, is encouraging his work colleagues to be excited in the office while using phrases like “You know what this room needs? A smile!” Once Dave takes his depressed coworkers in a ride in his new Beetle, their mood immediately changes to cheerful.
Was Volkswagen a little culturally insensitive with their commercial or do you think it’s no big deal?
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