Volkswagen’s “Get Happy” Super Bowl Commercial (Video)

| by Alex Groberman

The Volkswagen commercial that aired during this year’s Super Bowl was supposed to make everyone happy. In fact, that’s what it was called.

Get Happy

Unfortunately, an ad that the Volkswagen folks no doubt hoped would just be taken in good humor ended up rubbing a lot of viewers the wrong way. Essentially, it featured a depiction of a white man from Minnesota walking around and speaking in an adopted Jamaican accent. The idea behind it, apparently, was that the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle would make you so happy you would turn into a Jamaican. Or something.

For obvious reasons, it ended up not sitting well with certain people.

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