Bad Taste Car Commercial

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago Misc
http://www.boreme.com/bm/JAN05/a/vw-suicide-bomber/fr.htm

What was Volkswagen thinking?
There are 73 comments:
Male 886
oh wait, the link above doesn`t work anymore, but you can click on blanktom`s link a few posts below to see it.
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Male 886
@SilGen
I read it. (and this link doesn`t work anymore)
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Male 51
I don`t think anyone will read this...but this is called a "Viral Ad"
Big companies make controversial commercials like these and put them on the internet, but take no official responsibility for them. The ad is "viral" because people send it to other people, etc., etc., thus giving them a lot of attention without them having to take the fall for the commercial. It`s a common technique people, read about it.
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Female 406
the acctual ad isnt what made me laugh, it was the thought of all the shocked faces! i love offending people, it makes me laugh! am i insensitive?
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Female 870
I don`t think its so bad... *im so goin to hell*
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Male 3
This is a great commericial. If you`re shocked or offended by this you need to toughen up. The funniest things are often verry offensive, and you may as well enjoy them.
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Female 92
Gosh lighten up, that was hilarious and you know it
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Female 409
:-O umm that car is ok
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Male 2
Dear Mike,

Thank you for contacting the Volkswagen website. We appreciate you taking
the time to share your comments with us.

This commercial is a hoax and VW was in no way involved in its production.

Thank you again for stopping by our site.

Kelly
Volktalk

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Female 406
whoa, yeah that`s definitely a european commercial. the bush administration would have had spastic colons over this one
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Male 34
Well, with the new VW stain resistan coating, even those oily brain spatters will wash right off with soap and water.
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Male 9
I wonder what the resale value on that car is now...
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Female 992
Eww. Good idea, bad commercial.
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Male 490
Well, don`t blame us. The cinematography is perfect. The product placement is perfect. The CG is car commercial standard. Maybe the sound should of let us in. All and all though it does seem like just a half step in the direction we`re all headed.
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Male 5
I`m shocked you people can even think this is real. It`s part of a "viral" fake marketing campaign, likely made by the same people who made the cat stuck in the sunroof one. It`s been covered in-depth on the news; these commercials ARE NOT REAL. 100% positive.
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Male 3,060
the only way i would find this offensive would be if it aired in isreal, syria, jeruselem, or pretty much anywhere else in the middle east....but guess what! it didn`t! i think everyone who found this "disgusting" or "distasteful" needs to calm down.
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Male 101
Well, to be fair to the terrorists, I don`t think that this has happened to any of them, so it really just shows the foolishness of the terrorist character in this comercial.

I think the terrorists should file a Lawsuit. I am in no position to confirm this but some terrorist might find offence in the fact that he used a VW becuse hey, who likes germans.

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Male 34
*Presses Indepdendant Though Alarm*
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Male 490
Nah, we don`t care about life. . . protecting life. . . We just like the bad guys to splatter. It`s funny. Ha-ha. We are very selective about who we will consider human. And just like the terrorist we become.
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Male 490
And we become more and more blood thirsty.
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Male 34
"If any thing it shows the foolishness of terrorists."

Well, to be fair to the terrorists, I don`t think that this has happened to any of them, so it really just shows the foolishness of the terrorist character in this comercial.

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Male 132
bwahahaha!!!!! thats great!
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Male 101
If any thing it shows the foolishness of terrorists.

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Male 42
bfffft gass
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Male 734
ROTFLMAO. If this actually aired in the US, I might actually consider buying one. XP
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Male 162
To be honest, I saw nothing wrong with that comercial at all. However, like FreddyFerret said - its all about different countries mindsets. Take for example when (Was it J-Lo?) had her dress ripped off at the Super Bowl. Now there was a MASSIVE uproar in the USA about how disgusting it is, but over here in the UK it was like.... Wow. A Boob. It`s nothing that we havent seen before a million times.
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Male 34
"you might understand why this is distasteful if you EVER listen to the news. There are about 2 car/man/kamakazee bombings in Jerusalem every day. Seems like they are not in a rush to make peace in the Holy Land."

Eh, that`s what you get for living in a war zone. Like someone said earlier, there are plenty of murders of different types all around the world, and many of these are humorously depicted on TV, why this one should be more offensive is beyond me.

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Male 491
Osprey wrote:
"I don`t think it`s THAT bad, I mean I`m sure there are plenty of other ads that show criminals screwing up."
There`s a beer commercial currently being aired around here in wich there are 4 guys about to rob a bank, 3 of them leave the car to do the "job", and the driver decides to go to the bar to get a beer (Super Bock) while waiting. Result: the other 3 guys arrive to the car and there`s no driver.... AND NO INGNITION KEY!!! LOL.
When the driver (finally) leaves the bar, the cops are everywhere. End of Story.
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Male 491
To Freddy Ferret:
That commercial was never aired here in Portugal, but I doubt that one is a fake because it`s so funny! C`mon, do you really think they would do that with a real cat? There`s a similiar one, where a pidgeon is about to land in the car`s hood (probably to crap it) and the hood opens REAL FAST and bye-bye pidgeon LOL.
To krow:
I can`t leave my building without seeing a Polo |-X...
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Male 109
LMAO, that cracked me up.
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Male 2
Cool add !!
Yes, there is a car called Polo, it is one of the most sold cars in Europe and has been for at least 30 years. Maybe it does not exist outside Europe, I don`t know
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Female 325
I`m really not quite sure who this ad offends, or why ppl writing here are offended by it... but I do think any type of suicide or murder portrayed in an advert isn`t the greatest idea... So, are ppl offended because someone died? because someone killed themselves? becuz hate is portrayed humerously? becuz you fear it could happen to you?
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Male 1,371
that was just stupid and it made no sense
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Male 31
you might understand why this is distasteful if you EVER listen to the news. There are about 2 car/man/kamakazee bombings in Jerusalem every day. Seems like they are not in a rush to make peace in the Holy Land.
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Male 80
so are they saying there car can withstand an internal explosion cuz if so i want that car. those windows must be some kind of superglass.
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Male 1,407
I don`t think it`s THAT bad, I mean I`m sure there are plenty of other ads that show criminals screwing up. But I can see where all of you are coming from.
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Male 21
Now wait a second, dont you WANT your car to blow up when you attempt a suicide bombing?

The ad company really dropped the ball on this one

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Female 1,340
I dont think its real, but I think its in bad taste.
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Male 16
I sure hope that that is fake.
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Male 182
stupid terrorists can die. i love volkswagen!!! WOOO!!!
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Female 1
THATS AWFUL
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Male 3
I would love to see a terrorist blow himself up. I wish all terrorists would die and then die again. And everyone knows, a blown up terrorist is a happy terrorist.
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Male 637
The cat commercial was pulled from TV after the first airing, I heard.. :-P
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Male 356
humorous. but wrong.
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Female 85
eh, it didnt offend me. but dont listen to me :D

just my opinion, stop jumping on people for their opinions people...

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Male 616
Yeah, that SportKa cat commercial was funny. You can find THAT commercial by doing a "sportka" search on this page, fyi.
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Male 42
bffffft gass
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Male 11,740
It was interesting to say the least. I also doubt it`s a fake. I`ve seen several European commercials, and the car commercials get "controversial" by US standards. I saw a Ford ad where a cat gets its head cut off in a car`s sunroof. I`ve seen other animals "killed" too. This isn`t any different, the majority of Americans just have a different mindset.
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Male 216
i thought it was funny. nothing offensive about that. then again, i`m not a terrorist or lost a loved one because of one.
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Male 376
that was... weird...
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Female 539
haha ballpoints, ppl get over it
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Female 37
... O_O ... I`m buyin` me one of those! :D!!!
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Male 2
I called V.W. marketing to confirm what I suspected: that the ad is a hoax. I spoke with a very nice woman named Kelly, who told me that they have "a lot of commercials out there", but when I described it, she said she was "almost positive" that V.W. would NEVER release a commercial with a suicide bomber. She asked me for the link, which I provided, and promised a reply.
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Male 578
That ad was distasteful. :-(
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Female 316
I am disgusted >-(
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Male 337
I guess it would be ok to crash planes into buildings to sell airbags.
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Female 785
I agree with Sinny. The only one it insults is the kinda people who would do something like that. And I don`t care if they`re insulted or not. I`m sorry people feel offended, but this "ad" was obviously made by someone who was as angry at suicide bombers as we all are. And meant to take out some agression by making them look stupid. I doubt they meant to offend you.
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Male 3,060
i doubt it`s a hoax, but it probably didn`t air anywhere, either. i don`t think it`s very offensive.i was laughing. and please, jtc970, if it shouldn`t be aired just because people have been killed by that method in the past, then gun fights, the mafia, and other means of death shouldn`t be put on TV, either.
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Female 863
Lol, oh my. Well THAT was an odd advert. I wonder if people would find it less offencive if the driver was of a different ethnic background.
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Female 2,035
I dont think its offending but that`s just what i think. But i do think it is a hoax cause since it does offend some people, I dont think they would really make a commercial like that. I agree with sinny too.
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Female 368
i seriously doubt that this is a real ad. if it is, it`s disgusting and tasteless.
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Male 337
I dont need to lighten up, geez.
The sick part is a company belittling the seriousness of suicide bombings, to sell a car. If you knew someone who was murdered this way, you would understand.
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Female 3
omg that made me laugh hysterically...thats awesome. i dunno what is wrong with some of you guys,but i think thats a great ad.
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Male 491
WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!? I read the comments before seeing the video, and I actually thought it would be an offending commercial. Listen to what sinny says for chrissake!!!!
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Female 1
Is everyone SERIOUS?! What the? Who, exactly, is this offending??? Surely we Americans aren`t THIS politically correct that we are actually OFFENDED by a terrorist blowing himself up?! Shouldn`t we be more offended by the terrorists blowing up our soldiers?? HELLO!? WAKE THE drat UP!
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Male 55
I think it`s quite good actually. People need to lighten up, geez.
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Male 181
yeah, definitely not a good idea on their part
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Male 2
i think this is a hoax. no company would make such disgusting ad`s... and a big company like vw would`nt do that...
just image that microsoft makes an ad where some terrorists try to launch an Atom bomb but they can`t because windows crashes.

nice greetz x7aa1185

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Male 337
I was hoping you were right but yes there is
http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new_cars/polo
unfortunately
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Female 1
this is a hoax. all you have to do is go to the VW site and there`s no model called the "Polo."
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Female 115
:-O

Not horrible, but not nice either.

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Male 10,115
Link: Bad Taste Car Commercial [Rate Link] - What was Volkswagen thinking?

Sometimes advertising goes too far.

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