pparently. We've definitely been hearing a lot of it on German TV lately, but this ad spotted by Ian takes the cake, mostly for its seemingly unlikely usage and audience:
A commenter on Ian's blog also pointed out this Japanese usage of the same word.
I admit to not finding it offensive, except in the sense that I'd rather leave language abuse to the native speakers. ;) Mostly, I just find it hilarious - I laughed out loud at both. They remind me of a kindergartner trying to swear, or a kitten trying to look mean. It just doesn't work.