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Popchips And Ashton Kutcher Make The Amazing Discovery That Brownface Doesn’t Sell

May 3rd, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Only after spending $1.5 million on an online ad campaign that featured Ashton Kutcher speaking in a stereotypical Indian accent while in brownface, and having it go viral in one day but not in a good way did snack company Popchips finally realize that brownface just isn’t cool any more.

Welcome to the year 2012, you dumb fucks.

[NYT: Popchips Pulls Ashton Kutcher Ad Over Charges of Racism]

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BABEWATCH: Divya Narendra, The Real-Life Indian Dude Who Wasn’t Played By An Indian Dude In ‘The Social Network’

October 12th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Divya Narendra

Age: 28

Occupation: CEO and co-founder of SumZero, a professional networking site for investment banker-ish people, co-founder of Harvard Connection (later named ConnectU), and suer of Mark Zuckerberg

By now you know the name Divya Narendra, one of the founders of Harvard Connection/ConnectU who sued Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their idea for a social networking site. You know this because you’ve seen The Social Network, where Narendra is played by Max Minghella. Minghella isn’t Indian like Narendra, although he is of some Asian Persuasion (Minghella’s mother, a native of Hong Kong, is Scottish and Chinese). Still, this is kinda creepy, no?

Narendra IRL with the impossibly impossible Winklevoss Twins, top, and Narendra in the movie, below

What Narendra IRL and Narendra in The Social Network do have in common is that they’re both hot, in that Ivy League, elitist fuck-sorta way. (Although apparently, Narendra IRL comes from humbler origins.) And ladies, good news: Divya Narendra’s interested in women. We know that from stalking–what else?–his Facebook profile.

[WSJ: Creative License of 'Social Network']
[WSJ: Who's the Indian in The Social Network?]

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Thanks, Erica!

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