Super Bowl Backlash: The Five Most Debated Commercials

Ads accused of theft, racism, stupidity

No Super Bowl is complete without a few lingering controversies, and this year's game left us with plenty. While most of the mainstream media has been buzzing inanely about M.I.A.'s middle finger, the night's commercials sparked their share of hand-wringing and name-calling as well. Some backlash, like Chrysler's "It's Halftime in America" being ripped as an homage to Obama, has gotten time in the national spotlight while others have been simmering slightly below the surface. After the jump, we recap a few of the more interesting nuggets of negativity.