Was VW Super Bowl Ad Racist? (Video)

White guys speak with Jamaican accents and a Twitter debate ensues

Last Updated: February 3, 2013 @ 8:50 PM

One of the most memorable ads of Super Bowl XLVII was the Volkswagen spot in which a bunch of white corporate drones speak in Jamaican accents. The Twitter debate was immediate: Was it racist?

Actually, the debate began even before the Super Bowl, when the ad was released a few days early and media outlets including CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront" questioned whether it was offensive. But the debate picked up in earnest only when a hundred million or so Americans watched it during the game Sunday.

Twitchy.com noted that many Jamaicans didn't find the ad racist, while many white Americans did.

So… is it racist? And was it funny? You tell us: