Pete Hoekstra's Infamous Racist Super Bowl Ad Reappears
WASHINGTON -- An infamous television ad that that was slammed as racist and anti-Asian after it aired in Michigan during the Super Bowl has made a mysterious reappearance.
The spot, put out by GOP Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra, features an Asian woman bicycling past rice paddies and then thanking, in broken English, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for borrowing so much money from China.
Hoekstra originally had the spot up on the internet, but took it down after the outcry. The actress in the ad, Lisa Chan, has apologized for taking part.
But on Tuesday, the spot somehow made its way onto a CBS station in Flint, Mich.