Viral Video: Volkswagen Super Bowl 2013 “Get Happy” Commercial

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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.

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