red bull commercial features racist asian caricature

A bunch of folks have been telling me about this awful Red Bull commercial... I finally got around to watching it: Ping Pong. The animated 15-second spot features what is unmistakably supposed to be an Asian kid -- a buck-toothed, slanted-eyed caricature -- playing Red Bull-fueled chess. Take a look:

Really, Red Bull? Using racist cartoon characters to peddle your crappy energy drink? You can contact Red Bull North America, and tell them what you think of the ad using the contact form here.

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