Michael B. Jordan turns up the heat in his new Super Bowl ad for the Alexa sphere.
The actor debuted his new Super Bowl ad spot on Twitter.com on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
The commercial features an office worker who begins to fantasize about the "beautiful vessel" after she spots Jordan's billboard on the side of a city bus.
The office worker gives Alexa (Jordan) a series of commands while her husband objects to having Alexa (Jordan) doing everything for his wife ("Alexa stop! Things are getting way too wet around here.")
Alexa's Super Bowl spot received rave reviews on Twitter, where many women say they plan to upgrade their Alexa devices.
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The Kansas City Chiefs rallied late in the 4th quarter to win Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami on Sunday. But the biggest story to emerge from the Super Bowl was non-sports related.
President Donald Trump is facing backlash over his 30-second Super Bowl commercial featuring Alice Marie Johnson, the grandmother who served 21 years of a life sentence for cocaine possession.
Johnson, 64, was given a life sentence for a non-violent offense, thanks to former President Bill Clinton's three strikes law.
Johnson is now an advocate and paid speaker touting Trump's criminal justice reform around the country.
In the Super Bowl ad, Johnson enthusiastically thanked Trump for giving her a new lease on life after she was released from prison.
Social media is furious that Trump took the credit for Kim Kardashian's work advocating for Johnson's release.
They argue that West and her team of lawyers did most of the heavy lifting to secure Johnson's freedom, while Trump only lifted his pen to grant clemency after Kardashian pleaded her case in the Oval Office in 2018.
Former Rep. Bakari Sellers was among Trump's vocal critics on Sunday, tweeting, "That ad was offensive AF," he tweeted before adding, "The "I freed a Negro" ad."
But a Trump supporter wrote, "So, what else is new? President Trump gets criticisms and backlash no matter what he does."
Another wrote: " Of course Democrats and Progressives are offended...This President did something when their President (Obama) did nothing."
A Pepsi Super Bowl commercial featuring Bronx rapper Cardi B, Steve Carrell and rapper Li'l Jon is causing controversy, as many viewers say the commercial is racist.
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2 Chainz dropped his music video for "Expensify This", featuring "Parks and Recreation" actor Adam Scott.
The part animation video is the world's first music video you can expense by snapping photos of the receipts/price tags in the video.
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Rap mogul Lil Wayne can't catch a break. The 33-year-old New Orleans native appears in an Apartments.com ad that will air during the Super Bowl.
Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., appears alongside character actor Jeff Goldblum ('Jurassic Park') and a man dressed up as George Washington.
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I had to ask because some people are crying racism after viewing this Volkswagen Super Bowl ad. The ad features a Caucasian office worker from Minnesota who is so happy with his new Volkswagen that he spreads joy to his co-workers by speaking with a Jamaican accent.
The first person who came to mind when I watched the ad was native New Yorker Bobby McFerrin, who sang his saccharine 80s hit song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy", with a Jamaican accent.
The only people who take offense at this commercial are the ones who don't know that Caucasian Jamaicans exist, or miserable people who are constantly on the lookout for an axe to grind. Such as New York Times writer Charles Blow who calls the ad "blackface with voices." Come on, lighten up Mr. Blow.
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