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Sean Paul & Inner Circle

Big Up VW!!

White Jamaican Guy is Funny, NOT Racist

1/31/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Reggae superstar Sean Paul -- a native Jamaican -- is 100% cool with Volkswagen copping his homeland's accent for its new Super Bowl ad because it's funny as hell ... and not the least bit offensive.

Current Grammy nominee Sean tells TMZ he doesn't understand why VW's catching heat for the spot -- featuring a white guy speaking in a Jamaican accent -- because it's "just entertainment."

SP added it's in good taste, and "to me it's no different than the Italian accents in 'The Sopranos' or the English accent in Guy Ritchie's movies." 



VDub also got an irie review from Inner Circle -- aka the "Cops" theme guys -- who told us "duplication is the highest form of flattery, and our culture is a happy culture with good vibes."

Proving that point, they said ... "We say to VW: ONE, ONE, ONE LOVE. Anyone who say dat racist better ask themselves...whatchu gonna do when we come for you?"

In other words ... "Chill, Winston!"

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31.

Ivan in Phoenix    

More paid advertising disguised as a story on TMZ...

594 days ago
32.

macko    

There are many white Jamaicans. Jamaica's motto is "out of many one people" that is on our court of arms. People always come back from Jamaica and are surprised that it is such a racially mixed society.

594 days ago
33.

Tesla_Consulting    

As long as Snoop Lion is in the clear.

594 days ago
34.

Human    

Get over it already, I actually thought it was funny...

594 days ago
35.

Danni111972    

Lol, There are plenty of White people in Jamaica, alot of Asians also. And guess what, they all speak patwa. This is so not racist, I think some people just like to bithc & complain. Stay Irie Mon!

594 days ago
36.

Scotty    

The ones that think this advert is racist are the ones who are actually carrying a veiled prejudice with a topping of ignorance.

594 days ago
37.

Marzbar    

that's Racist as crap! Let a REAL Jamaican see that, and they'll be OUR next terrorist!!! Keep playin....but then again, white folks are blind to stuff like that (with their dry humor...

594 days ago
38.

Stacy    

Jamaican is not a race. The three races as defined by science are Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid. At the most this commercial could be considered bigoted. Racist is a word that gets used improperly a lot in this country.

594 days ago
39.

JAY    

jamaica is 95% black. what are inferior black people trying to prove when they singing from the roof tops that other races live in jamaica. china is not all chinese either and i havnt seen where chinese people are eager to let the world knows other races live in china

594 days ago
40.

JAY    

jamaica is 95% black. what are inferior black people trying to prove when they singing from the roof tops that other races live in jamaica. china is not all chinese either and i havnt seen where chinese people are eager to let the world knows other races live in china

594 days ago
41.

JAY    

african guy 95% of jamaica is black. what are you trying to prove to say whites live in jamaica? so what and who cares we a black country. the commercial is not racist but do you see chinese people sying chian is not all chinese. why inferior jamaicans need to point this out. i am a damn jamaican and we a black country who cares about the 5 non blacks.

594 days ago
42.

lexington marlow    

This ad is as racist as **** ! Did you see any blacks or asians in it? White people are stupid racists. They wanna steal your swag but do not want hire any of your actors? Why do you think they are now doing all these period dramas like D Abbey, Mad Men and all of them? So they have an excuse to be racist and not look bad. Pedophiles.

594 days ago
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