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(BBC-US)   VW pulls ad after it's called racist, although others might see a video where a white woman puts a black man into her petit colon as something else   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-05-20 12:02:51 PM  
Neue Golf, please.
 
2020-05-20 12:05:17 PM  
I like my petit colons with sprinkles on top.
 
2020-05-20 12:49:28 PM  
Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?
 
2020-05-20 1:04:16 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?


That must have been a really horrific video since ABC wouldn't even dare to have a link to it in that article.
 
2020-05-20 1:14:37 PM  

red230: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?

That must have been a really horrific video since ABC wouldn't even dare to have a link to it in that article.


It's not even on YouTube that I can see
 
2020-05-20 1:19:28 PM  
VW needs to bring back the unpimp your auto commercials with Peter Stormare. Those were great.
 
2020-05-20 1:21:13 PM  
One man's pioneer is another man's colonizer.
 
2020-05-20 1:21:29 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: red230: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?

That must have been a really horrific video since ABC wouldn't even dare to have a link to it in that article.

It's not even on YouTube that I can see


I think it has Morrissey in the background with Michael Stipe.
 
2020-05-20 1:23:02 PM  
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2020-05-20 1:23:52 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?


Interesting how that works, isn't it?

You're not allowed to see it for yourself, just take someone else's word for it that it's racist because that's how it works now.
 
2020-05-20 1:24:10 PM  
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2020-05-20 1:24:12 PM  
 
2020-05-20 1:24:42 PM  

Mikey1969: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?

Interesting how that works, isn't it?

You're not allowed to see it for yourself, just take someone else's word for it that it's racist because that's how it works now.


Even here: BSAB.
 
2020-05-20 1:25:02 PM  
At least they left the jews out of it this time.
 
2020-05-20 1:26:36 PM  
Oh, Germany!
 
2020-05-20 1:26:57 PM  
Here. Found it. Not sure if it's racist as much as stupid and pointless. Seems like the idea was they wanted to show off the car and the guy was in the way? Who farking knows? It's a pointless ad when it leaves people with questions about what it's supposed to mean. But it's not saying that black people can't be near Volkswagens.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/0​5​/volkswagen-pulls-racist-advert-apolog​ises-outcry-200520134305838.html

Here's the actual Twitter link with the ad.
https://twitter.com/FelixEd93/status/​1​262833851807797249?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw​%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1262​833851807797249&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2F​www.aljazeera.com%2Fnews%2F2020%2F05%2​Fvolkswagen-pulls-racist-advert-apolog​ises-outcry-200520134305838.html
 
2020-05-20 1:28:07 PM  
Video here.

Article describing the problem: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/volkswage​n​-forced-to-pull-racist-ad

tldr;
The German equivalent of the n-bomb is kind of spelled out as the letters for the slogan fade in.
 
2020-05-20 1:28:19 PM  
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Totally aside from race, what was the strategy of this ad? I don't get it.
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2020-05-20 1:30:15 PM  

Mikey1969: But it's not saying that black people can't be near Volkswagens.


It might be.
 
2020-05-20 1:30:31 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: [i.pinimg.com image 500x693]


That's satire, BTW.

https://www.volksfolks.org/forums/gen​e​ral-discussion/ted-kennedy-vw-ad/

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Mikey1969: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?

Interesting how that works, isn't it?

You're not allowed to see it for yourself, just take someone else's word for it that it's racist because that's how it works now.

Even here: BSAB.


They are. There are assholes EVERYwhere. And it is not wrong to want to judge for MYSELF what the content of a controversial ad is. I don't need people hiding content from me and then saying "Trust us, we'll tell you what to think.". YOU may like living that way, but that's more suited to hanging in North Korea, not the US.
 
2020-05-20 1:32:06 PM  

SumJackass07: Video here.

Article describing the problem: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/volkswagen​-forced-to-pull-racist-ad

tldr;
The German equivalent of the n-bomb is kind of spelled out as the letters for the slogan fade in.


Yeah, at :07. "Did I just farking see that?!? Holy Randy Marsh on WoF, Batman!"
 
2020-05-20 1:35:54 PM  
FirstDennis:
Totally aside from race, what was the strategy of this ad? I don't get it.

Same question here...  Is it supposed to be, "This is the new Golf.  It's so nice.  Make sure you keep undesirables away from it."?
 
2020-05-20 1:38:30 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?


Go on Twitter. It's on there.

I can't imagine who thought "Oh! This is a great idea!"
 
2020-05-20 1:41:14 PM  
I was wondering how long it was gonna take for the intersectionality SJW bullies to get sick of having to take a back news seat to Covid-19 and start throwing attention-seeking temper tantrums again.
 
2020-05-20 1:47:01 PM  
Using one of the rules of the internet "Pics or it didn't happen", this ad probably doesn't even exist. The writer was probably short on hooker money and needed to get an article check.

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2020-05-20 1:47:49 PM  
"'Without question: the video is inappropriate and tasteless,' Volkswagen wrote. 'We will clarify how something like this could happen, and there will be consequences.'"

Imagine how much more stern that sounds in the German.
 
2020-05-20 1:48:24 PM  
*ReadsTFA*

Annoying to whom?
 
2020-05-20 1:49:26 PM  
Oh, I get it

Annoying
People who annoy you.
Wow.

Tone deaf monkey feathers
 
2020-05-20 1:49:26 PM  
It would appear that this isn't some weird thing where it could be construed as racism if you're an idiot. The KKK would be proud of that ad. It isn't subtle.
 
2020-05-20 1:50:09 PM  

gretzkyscores: I was wondering how long it was gonna take for the intersectionality SJW bullies to get sick of having to take a back news seat to Covid-19 and start throwing attention-seeking temper tantrums again.


I was wondering how long it would take for a snowflake to get triggered by somebody's God-given right to be racist being questioned.
 
2020-05-20 1:53:25 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?


Germans, apparently.  Well, some Germans.
 
2020-05-20 2:08:50 PM  

SumJackass07: The German equivalent of the n-bomb is kind of spelled out as the letters for the slogan fade in.


It's a terrible, terrible advert, but I'm really not sure the "das N-Wort" charge sticks. This is as close as I can get it

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2020-05-20 2:09:33 PM  

Mashaka: "'Without question: the video is inappropriate and tasteless,' Volkswagen wrote. 'We will clarify how something like this could happen, and there will be consequences.'"

Imagine how much more stern that sounds in the German.


'Ve vill klarify how zomethink like zis coult hoppen, und zere vill be konsekvences!'"

Holy crap. You're right.
 
2020-05-20 2:09:42 PM  

gretzkyscores: I was wondering how long it was gonna take for the intersectionality SJW bullies to get sick of having to take a back news seat to Covid-19 and start throwing attention-seeking temper tantrums again.


Imagine thinking to yourself "I have a worthwhile point to make" and this being what comes next.
 
2020-05-20 2:11:09 PM  

Mikey1969: They are. There are assholes EVERYwhere. And it is not wrong to want to judge for MYSELF what the content of a controversial ad is. I don't need people hiding content from me and then saying "Trust us, we'll tell you what to think."


That's the whole principal behind "no-platforming" at universities. A small coterie of students with exquisitely heightened sensibilities and strong character seek to prevent their peers from hearing things they might not correctly understand.
 
2020-05-20 2:12:48 PM  

gretzkyscores: I was wondering how long it was gonna take for the intersectionality SJW bullies to get sick of having to take a back news seat to Covid-19 and start throwing attention-seeking temper tantrums again.


The Guardian managed three articles on one day on how COVID-19 was affecting trans people. Badly, it seems because identifying as non-binary gets less attention than dying.
 
2020-05-20 2:13:55 PM  

SumJackass07: The German equivalent of the n-bomb


I had to google what it was, but after I did, yeah it was pretty obvious it was that.

Dog whistle advertising to the max.
 
2020-05-20 2:22:59 PM  

orbister: SumJackass07: The German equivalent of the n-bomb is kind of spelled out as the letters for the slogan fade in.

It's a terrible, terrible advert, but I'm really not sure the "das N-Wort" charge sticks. This is as close as I can get it

[i.imgur.com image 571x563]


Seems pretty intentional especially considering the context of the ad.

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2020-05-20 2:23:22 PM  

orbister: SumJackass07: The German equivalent of the n-bomb is kind of spelled out as the letters for the slogan fade in.

It's a terrible, terrible advert, but I'm really not sure the "das N-Wort" charge sticks. This is as close as I can get it

[i.imgur.com image 571x563]


You are aware of how that word is spelled in German?

As in not the same as English?

When looked at in combination with pushing a black guy into a cafe called (when translated) 'the little colonist', it is hard to see the advert as anything but quite racist.

How hard are you going to try to not see it as racist I wonder?

Not calling you racist of course, just so argumentative you would argue the sky was made of red cheese. You are like someone from Scotland, you could have an argument in a room by yourself.
 
2020-05-20 2:27:15 PM  

Mashaka: "'Without question: the video is inappropriate and tasteless,' Volkswagen wrote. 'We will clarify how something like this could happen, and there will be consequences.'"

Imagine how much more stern that sounds in the German.


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2020-05-20 2:27:18 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Mikey1969: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?

Interesting how that works, isn't it?

You're not allowed to see it for yourself, just take someone else's word for it that it's racist because that's how it works now.

Even here: BSAB.


https://www.bsab.org/
 
2020-05-20 2:28:04 PM  

Unobtanium: Mashaka: "'Without question: the video is inappropriate and tasteless,' Volkswagen wrote. 'We will clarify how something like this could happen, and there will be consequences.'"

Imagine how much more stern that sounds in the German.

Fark is not your personal erotica site.


Could you be a little more stern when you say that, please?
 
2020-05-20 2:29:37 PM  

Mikey1969: OtherLittleGuy: [i.pinimg.com image 500x693]

That's satire, BTW.

https://www.volksfolks.org/forums/gene​ral-discussion/ted-kennedy-vw-ad/

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Mikey1969: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?

Interesting how that works, isn't it?

You're not allowed to see it for yourself, just take someone else's word for it that it's racist because that's how it works now.

Even here: BSAB.

They are. There are assholes EVERYwhere. And it is not wrong to want to judge for MYSELF what the content of a controversial ad is. I don't need people hiding content from me and then saying "Trust us, we'll tell you what to think.". YOU may like living that way, but that's more suited to hanging in North Korea, not the US.


"Yeah, the Nazis were bad, but there were assholes on the Allies' side, too. Lets not forget that.
 
2020-05-20 2:35:55 PM  

big pig peaches: orbister: SumJackass07: The German equivalent of the n-bomb is kind of spelled out as the letters for the slogan fade in.

It's a terrible, terrible advert, but I'm really not sure the "das N-Wort" charge sticks. This is as close as I can get it

[i.imgur.com image 571x563]

Seems pretty intentional especially considering the context of the ad.

[Fark user image image 365x750]


That could have been accidental.

Microsoft got into trouble over with Wingdings in 1992 when typing NYC produced the results of "Skull and crossbones", "Star of David", and "thumbs up".
 
2020-05-20 2:37:01 PM  

orbister: SumJackass07: The German equivalent of the n-bomb is kind of spelled out as the letters for the slogan fade in.

It's a terrible, terrible advert, but I'm really not sure the "das N-Wort" charge sticks. This is as close as I can get it

[i.imgur.com image 571x563]


Maybe "Neger" is the equivalent in German? I kept trying to figure out what the article was talking about too. Since they couldn't even show a frame cap of what they meant, I guess I'll never know.
 
2020-05-20 2:38:06 PM  
 
2020-05-20 2:40:12 PM  
Per https://www.dw.com/en/always-derogato​r​y-germany-battles-over-the-n-word/a-52​327824


>In the Duden online German dictionary, the word "Neger" (hereafter referred to as the N-word) is defined as a term for "a person of (very) dark skin."

So, it is "Neger" that they're saying shows up, which it...kinda does? And with the added context of the rest of the ad, yeah, it looks pretty bad.
 
2020-05-20 3:07:19 PM  

Mikey1969: Here. Found it. Not sure if it's racist as much as stupid and pointless. Seems like the idea was they wanted to show off the car and the guy was in the way? Who farking knows? It's a pointless ad when it leaves people with questions about what it's supposed to mean. But it's not saying that black people can't be near Volkswagens.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05​/volkswagen-pulls-racist-advert-apolog​ises-outcry-200520134305838.html

Here's the actual Twitter link with the ad.
https://twitter.com/FelixEd93/status/1​262833851807797249?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw​%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1262​833851807797249&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2F​www.aljazeera.com%2Fnews%2F2020%2F05%2​Fvolkswagen-pulls-racist-advert-apolog​ises-outcry-200520134305838.html


It's way to subtle to be a racist dog whistle. Those it would be aimed at wouldn't pick up on it. It is a bizarre advertisement though. They should fire whomever was responsible just for how odd the damn thing is.
 
2020-05-20 3:08:02 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: red230: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't find the actual video but based on the description it sounds terrible. Who thinks that this was a good idea?

That must have been a really horrific video since ABC wouldn't even dare to have a link to it in that article.

It's not even on YouTube that I can see


Has anyone checked the Daily Mail?
 
2020-05-20 3:08:38 PM  

Alwysadydrmr: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/new​s​alerts/video-2175568/Video-Black-man-f​licked-white-hand-pulled-Volkswagen-ad​vert.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_​campaign=1490


Oh gods it really was there!
 
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