Is this Ad from Japan's All Nippon Airways Racist?

Japan's All Nippon Airways's latest ad has been slammed for a racist depiction of Westerners, leading the airlines to promise to cut the scene in question out of its ad.

According to Adweek:

In the original spot, shown below, an All Nippon pilot (played by a popular comedian) attempts to "change the image of Japanese people" by donning a long, fake nose and a blond wig. The airline began receiving complaints in social media that this portrayal was insulting to Westerners.

Honestly, this Westerner sees little to be offended about. But, here, we report embed, you decide.

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