"The racial component can't be overlooked," he writes. "It doesn't matter that they're cupcakes; the fact that they start rapping isn't too far a stretch from making them in blackface. If the icing was in different flavors, or the lips weren't so big and pink maybe we could give the ad a pass, but as it stands it's a pretty poorly constructed and potentially racist ad. I'm the last person to be overly sensitive to media images, but the frothy mix of chocolate skinned cupcakes, bad hip-hop and a long media history of depicting stereotypical black people to sell food give me reason to question the intent if not the effect of this ad." Other sites, like hip-hop blog Wooha.com, contest that the "Black Eyed Peas sound more hip hop."
After online debating continued, the company felt it was best to pull the ad altogether. Check out the spot here and judge for yourself.