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Date: 01/18/05 01:16 PM

73 Responses to Bad Taste Car Commercial

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2005 at 1:15 pm
    Link: Bad Taste Car Commercial - What was Volkswagen thinking?

    Sometimes advertising goes too far.

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    raineshower Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 1:17 pm
    :-O

    Not horrible, but not nice either.

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    canturrer Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 1:53 pm
    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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    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 2:04 pm
    I was hoping you were right but yes there is
    http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new_cars/polo
    unfortunately
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    x7aa1185 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 2:19 pm
    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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    FaceDown Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 2:28 pm
    yeah, definitely not a good idea on their part
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    mick1015 Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2005 at 2:32 pm
    I think it`s quite good actually. People need to lighten up, geez.
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    sinny Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 2:42 pm
    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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    _andread_ Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 2:57 pm
    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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    x_skatanic Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 3:12 pm
    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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    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 3:41 pm
    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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    burnteffigy Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 3:43 pm
    i seriously doubt that this is a real ad. if it is, it`s disgusting and tasteless.
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    Wildcat07070 Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 4:00 pm
    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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    JLiu Female 30-39
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    January 18, 2005 at 4:12 pm
    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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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 4:19 pm
    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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    Aigidh Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 4:19 pm
    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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    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 4:24 pm
    I guess it would be ok to crash planes into buildings to sell airbags.
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    kingconan92 Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 4:27 pm
    I am disgusted >-(
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    Alpha_Omega Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 4:32 pm
    That ad was distasteful. :-(
  20. Profile photo of mjarvis
    mjarvis Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 4:42 pm
    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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    ballpoints Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 5:07 pm
    ... O_O ... I`m buyin` me one of those! :D!!!
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    Kim... Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 6:00 pm
    haha ballpoints, ppl get over it
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    JMF145 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 6:26 pm
    that was... weird...
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    Tanfeller Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 6:37 pm
    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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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2005 at 7:15 pm
    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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    GEOtechno Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2005 at 7:20 pm
    bffffft gass
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    gcxj220 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 7:27 pm
    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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    short_stop Female 13-17
    85 posts
    January 18, 2005 at 7:28 pm
    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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    hckyguy14 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 7:55 pm
    humorous. but wrong.
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    DaWeirdo Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 9:30 pm
    The cat commercial was pulled from TV after the first airing, I heard.. :-P
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    thedirector Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2005 at 9:35 pm
    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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    vballer1605 Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 10:05 pm
    THATS AWFUL
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    KCN0113 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 10:35 pm
    stupid terrorists can die. i love volkswagen!!! WOOO!!!
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    ROSE2-07 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2005 at 11:01 pm
    I sure hope that that is fake.
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    Morguebabe Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 11:31 pm
    I dont think its real, but I think its in bad taste.
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    Facedogg Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2005 at 12:19 am
    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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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 1:08 am
    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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    nickisgod1 Male 18-29
    80 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 3:22 am
    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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    Eiffelman Male 13-17
    31 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 6:54 am
    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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    someone? Male 13-17
    1371 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 7:33 am
    that was just stupid and it made no sense
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    kathaclysm Female 18-29
    326 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 9:05 am
    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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    krow Male 18-29
    2 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 9:08 am
    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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    Scotty20 Male 18-29
    109 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 9:23 am
    LMAO, that cracked me up.
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    _andread_ Male 18-29
    491 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 9:41 am
    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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    _andread_ Male 18-29
    491 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 9:46 am
    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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    Jiriki Male 18-29
    34 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 11:24 am
    "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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    Trucast Male 18-29
    162 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 12:36 pm
    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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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 12:51 pm
    ROTFLMAO. If this actually aired in the US, I might actually consider buying one. XP
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    GEOtechno Male 30-39
    42 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 2:09 pm
    bfffft gass
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    Rik_Khaos Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2005 at 2:15 pm
    If any thing it shows the foolishness of terrorists.

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    workin4jesus Male 13-17
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    January 19, 2005 at 3:22 pm
    bwahahaha!!!!! thats great!
  52. Profile photo of Jiriki
    Jiriki Male 18-29
    34 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 3:40 pm
    "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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    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
    490 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 4:17 pm
    And we become more and more blood thirsty.
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    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
    490 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 4:20 pm
    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.
  55. Profile photo of Jiriki
    Jiriki Male 18-29
    34 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 4:54 pm
    *Presses Indepdendant Though Alarm*
  56. Profile photo of Rik_Khaos
    Rik_Khaos Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2005 at 4:55 pm
    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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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2005 at 5:28 pm
    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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    neszis Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2005 at 9:15 pm
    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.
  59. Profile photo of Ragdrazi
    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
    490 posts
    January 19, 2005 at 9:46 pm
    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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    Nneri Female 13-17
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    January 20, 2005 at 1:00 am
    Eww. Good idea, bad commercial.
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    phaleonore Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2005 at 2:25 am
    I wonder what the resale value on that car is now...
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    Jiriki Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2005 at 9:37 am
    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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    flovebunny Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2005 at 8:32 pm
    whoa, yeah that`s definitely a european commercial. the bush administration would have had spastic colons over this one
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    mjarvis Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2005 at 1:36 pm
    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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    tiggergal Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2005 at 12:12 am
    :-O umm that car is ok
  66. Profile photo of hazy_clear
    hazy_clear Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2005 at 2:29 pm
    Gosh lighten up, that was hilarious and you know it
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    Liken Grooms Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2005 at 9:20 pm
    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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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2005 at 10:26 pm
    http://www.snopes.com/photos/commercials/vwpolo.asp
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    grade4 Female 13-17
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    June 18, 2005 at 11:07 pm
    I don`t think its so bad... *im so goin to hell*
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    squee13 Female 18-29
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    February 21, 2006 at 12:30 pm
    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?
  71. Profile photo of SilGen
    SilGen Male 13-17
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    March 14, 2006 at 12:05 am
    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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    aero Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2008 at 6:03 pm
    @SilGen
    I read it. (and this link doesn`t work anymore)
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    aero Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    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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