Groupon's infamous Super Bowl commercials
caused quite a stir last month, and the company was eventually shamed into issuing an apology
. But Robert Thurman, Tibetan Buddhist scholar and father of actress Uma, says he didn't have a problem with the Groupon spot that satirized pro-Tibet activism. "That was great -- I loved that," Thurman told the New York Observer. "Some people in the Tibetan movement who were more P.C. or pious thought it was being trivialized." Instead, Thurman interpreted the ad as "an ironic, self-deprecatory thing
," adding, "It was foolish of a few P.C. hothead Tibetophiles to get upset about it."