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Red Stripe says Volkswagen’s Jamaican accent is OK, mon

By 02.11.13

Volkswagen caught flack for their Super Bowl commercial featuring white guys with Jamaican accents. Now the king of the dancehall, Red Stripe, not Beenie Man, has weighed in on the issue.

I can’t think of a better judge and jury for this sort of potential infraction. I’d say we let Red Stripe choose whether or not to be offended for all Jamaicans. Not surprisingly, at least not to anyone with a brain and sense of humor, they don’t think it’s a big deal. If the day comes where doing an accent, even a lip dub one, is out of bounds, you might as well just cancel comedy.

Here’s the commercial in question, lest you forgot. Respec’ bossman.

Colin Joliat
About Colin Joliat... Colin Joliat is the 2nd best person to ever come from Flint, Michigan, behind only Andre "Bad Moon" Rison. He covers the food & alcohol industries with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. He's currently pretending people care about his new drunken venture, Boozist.
TAGSaccentcommercialjamaicanred stripvolkswagenvolkswagen commercial offensiveVolkswagen super bowl commercialwhite guys with jamaican accents

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