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Super Bowl Commercial: Is it Racist?

In the clip, Goldblum plays a “Silicon Valley Maverick” who is quite literally moving on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky. Sitting atop a grand piano, he rises higher and higher along the city skyline, with the view getting nicer all the way. At the very top of one city skyscraper, he finds George and Weezy (if you’re somehow unfamiliar with The Jeffersons, those are the main characters names). There, the unlikely twosome are hanging out at a Super Bowl party on their posh rooftop. Lil Wayne tells Goldblum’s character he’s “flame-broilin’ some burgers” for the big game, and the former POTUS lookalike notes he’s also “grillin’ some beans.”

There’s an issue here, though. Per TMZ, some critics see Weezy cooking for George, a former slave owner, as being “low-key racist.” A source close to the rapper, however, told TMZ the ad is “meant to be funny and not the least bit offensive.”

The source added, per TMZ, the #MovinOnUp spot is supposed to be comedy, and “people need to calm down.”

What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments.

Kara Is a Stunning Star Wars Short Film

For a seven-minute short, Joe Sill’s Kara packs in a lot of that essential Star Wars goodness—there are blaster shootouts, an X-Wing-TIE Fighter dogfight, and yes, the Force. But even amongt the grandeur and sand dunes, it’s a wonderfully intimate short story about a father and a daughter.

-James Whitbrook