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              FILE - Actor Ashton Kutcher poses for photographers at the premiere of "Open Season" in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 25, 2006 file photo. An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled offline after it received online criticism. The images and video for Popchips featuring the 34-year-old "Two and a Half Men" star in brown make-up portraying a Bollywood producer named Raj who is “looking for love” was removed from YouTube and Facebook after it was criticized for being racist.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
              FILE - Actor Ashton Kutcher poses for photographers at the premiere of "Open Season" in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 25, 2006 file photo. An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled offline after it received online criticism. The images and video for Popchips featuring the 34-year-old "Two and a Half Men" star in brown make-up portraying a Bollywood producer named Raj who is “looking for love” was removed from YouTube and Facebook after it was criticized for being racist. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)   

Ashton Kutcher ad is called racist, yanked offline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled offline after viewers called it racist.

The images and video for Popchips feature the 34-year-old “Two and a Half Men” star in brown makeup portraying a Bollywood producer named Raj who is “looking for love.” They were removed from YouTube and Facebook after being criticized online.

Other videos featuring Kutcher as a stoner, tattooed Southerner and pasty fashionista remain online.

A spokeswoman for Popchips says the dating parody featuring the four characters was “created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone.” She added that the company hopes “people can enjoy this in the spirit it was intended.”

A spokeswoman for Kutcher hasn’t return messages seeking comment.