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Daemon
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Wed May 20 12:10:29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAi5ccfpA-M

http://finance.nine.com.au/business-news/vw-apologises-for-tasteless-advert/d3eca370-45aa-49d7-9b68-1f126b69be8f


A video advertisement shared by Volkswagen on social media was met with accusations of racism, prompting the German auto giant to issue an apology on Wednesday.

The clip shows a black man being pushed around on the street by an oversized white hand. When the words "Der neue Golf" (the new Golf) gradually appear on the screen at the end, a combination of letters resembling the word "Neger" (nigger) emerges.

"Without doubt: The video was wrong and tasteless," the company said, adding that it understood the anger and disgust that the ad had provoked.

"We distance ourselves from this and apologise," the statement said, promising an investigation and consequences to follow.

An initial VW statement responding to the uproar was posted on Instagram: "As you can imagine, we are surprised and shocked that our Instagram story could be misinterpreted in this way."

This was met with further criticism, with one user writing, "Everything imagined and a misunderstanding? Sorry, but we do not imagine racism."

The carmaker followed up with an apology, while also noting that it runs several initiatives within its worldwide workforce to promote diversity and inclusion.

Habebe
Member
Wed May 20 12:18:14
You spelled it wrong.
Dakyron
Member
Wed May 20 14:34:29
I watched the ad, its not that bad.
hood
Member
Wed May 20 15:07:49
It's not that good...
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 20 15:45:39
“a combination of letters resembling the word "Neger" (nigger) emerges.”

...yeah sure, if you read the second line, then the last line, then go back to the first line, while ignoring the other letters that appear... Is outrage culture starved for new content right now?
Forwyn
Member
Wed May 20 16:19:42
Those dreaded

ER
NE
G

(s)
Rugian
Member
Wed May 20 16:31:10
Lame. I was hoping for Australian KFC ad material.
smart dude
Member
Thu May 21 00:24:37
"...yeah sure, if you read the second line, then the last line, then go back to the first line, while ignoring the other letters that appear... Is outrage culture starved for new content right now?"

Did you know there are enough n's, i's, g's, e's and r's in your post to spell the n-word twice? With a bunch of n's i's, e's and r's leftover, and even one g? You probably did, you racist.
McKobb
Member
Thu May 21 00:44:46
As an Erneg my disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined.
hood
Member
Thu May 21 00:54:47
@ smart dude:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVN_0qvuhhw
McKobb
Member
Thu May 21 08:28:55
Lmao hood
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