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Is Duncan Hines' Cupcake Ad Racist? (VIDEO)

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Duncan Hines is coming under fire for a cupcake ad that many are calling racist. The ad, for Dunan Hines' "Amazing Glazes," features animated vanilla cupcakes. When the unidentified woman in the ad starts putting the chocolate glaze on them, they begin to sing and beatbox. The problem? Some say it looks a lot like the cupcakes are wearing blackface. Sites like Mother Jones, The Source and Racialicious all objected to the ad. Facing a backlash, Duncan Hines pulled the spot from YouTube.

But what do you think? Does the ad cross a line? Tell us below.

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Is the Duncan Hines ad racist?

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