First, check this ad. Or, if you’re in Bavaria, Czech this ad.
So…how is this not racist in nature? I mean, I don’t wanna be one of those white guys who thinks everyone is secretly racist against whites, but, seriously. If this were an ad for Chinese food that featured someone with a Fu-Manchu mustache and wearing a conical hat talking about how this is, “Vely, vely good Chinese food! Number one best for you!” wouldn’t that be racist? That of course would, and wouldn’t be ok, but is it ok in this case?
I’m actually going to say no. The little blond kid the lederhosen doesn’t need to be there. I’m sure there’s a way Pillsbury could express the vaguely German nature of their food without him.