Kal Penn Hurts R2-D2’s Feelings In Nissan’s New ‘Star Wars’-Themed Ad

PSA: Droids are people, too.

Well, maybe not. But they still have feelings.

Actor Kal Penn apparently forgot that while filming Nissan’s new commercial promoting “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Penn highlights Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the automaker’s advanced safety system, in the 30-second ad, and accidentally let R2-D2 overhear him say, “When your car is this intelligent, who needs a droid?”

In our opinion, we all should be asking a different question: When your car is this intelligent, why doesn’t it come with a droid?

New vehicles come packed with so much technology, their computers probably already have the same processing power as your average R2 unit. Maybe automakers should start fitting them with droids  — sort of like a real-life Siri — so interacting with your in-car technology isn’t as mundane.

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