Controversy in Super Bowl ads are nothing new. There had been many ads that have raised eyebrows in the past.
But this year is Volkwagen’s turn to cause a stir.
In the ad, “Dave” – a white man from Minnesota – speaks in a fake Jamaican accent. Dave encourages his co-workers to “get happy” and to brush off “the Mondays”.
Dave offers to take his boss and some co-workers for a ride in his Beetle.
When they arrived three minutes late back to work, a co-worker tells them they were late. However, Dave, his boss and a co-worker all speak with a Jamaican accent telling him to chill.
What do you think of this Super Bowl ad? Do you think it was offensive?