Here it is: The first Super Bowl ad controversy, courtesy of Volkswagen. They previewed their ad online this week, and a lot of people think it's RACIST.
--The ad is called "Get Happy", and here it is in a nutshell: All these office workers are miserable except "Dave", a very white guy from Minnesota who's so cheery that he speaks in a Jamaican accent. Why? Because he drives a VW Beetle.
--At the end of the clip, Dave takes his boss and another coworker for a ride in the Bug, and then THEY have Jamaican accents, too. (--Here's the CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AD.)
--Volkswagen thinks the ad is okay, because they ran it for 100 JAMAICANS, and they all thought it was cool. Also, they consulted a speech coach to make sure the accent was accurate.