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Does Jamaican flavor of Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad go too far?

By Ian Sager, TODAY

Super Bowl ads are no stranger to controversy, but Volkswagen's newly released commercial is already raising eyebrows.

In it, "Dave" – a white man from Minnesota – speaks in a fake Jamaican accent as he implores his co-workers to "get happy" and overcome "the Mondays." Eventually, office life brightens and Dave takes his boss and some co-workers for a spin in his Beetle. Each speaks with a Jamaican accent as the commercial ends.

 

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