Absolut Vodka Apologizes For Controversial Ad

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago

Absolut just apologized this morning for their recent magazine ad. Take a look--does it offend you?
There are 106 comments:
Male 44
Grey Goose beats the poo out of Absolut anyway, so I could care less.
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Male 12
I`m going to appease the Mexicans buy intercepting every truck of vodka going there, and drinking it dry
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Female 2,027
i dont get it. . . .
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Female 278
mmm vodka
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Male 185
eh all I am is suprised. how stupid are the absolut people? I mean really
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Female 77
come on, let the mexicans have fun in advertising. just because we americans are strict and politically correct doesn`t mean others can`t have fun!
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Female 39
i found it rather funny.
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Male 772
Was this trying to spark a rebellion in Mexico, getting people to reclaim their lost territory, and apparently make borders in South America also be realigned? Was this map meant to be a curse to America and make them feel wronged?

It`s Mexico, it`s what they feel, us making them stop it is only supporting their purpose.

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Male 124
get offended because of an old map????I guess U.S people are more extremist than people who get offended because people make fun and say untrue things bout their religion...
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Female 410
Here is a video if you want more information on the future population problem in America based on real numbers and statistics. (No Rick Rolling. I promise.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=n7WJeqxuOfQ

If you are worried about the suffering people in the world, go to their country. Bring food, build homes, send money, teach them a trade, and contact their legislators to let them know that you care about their citizens and ask them to do the same. Sitting around and blaming someone else solves nothing. And calling for a "come one - come all" immigration policy is just foolish if you care about the future of the United States.

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Female 410
"It`s time america stop alienating other human beings and open up to other culture for once."

For once? America is a nation of immigrants. Groogle, have you been living in this world, or just on liberal media? America has more immigrants than any other country in the world. We have more mixture of cultures than any other. Not many other countries allow people to just come and make money and send it back to their own country, while also giving them free services that their own citizens can`t even get. They don`t do this because they know they can`t let everybody in. It`s called population control. Trust me, I have looked into moving abroad, and it is very difficult to become a citizen of another country. People flock to America for a reason. We are encouraging them to do so.


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Male 8
just give it a few years.The US will be Mexico
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Female 2,249
Yup. I agree with aussieguy29. I`m gonna go celebrate with some vodka
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Male 724
Some got fired...
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Male 2,172
This ad was all against Illegal immigrant.

It`s time america stop alienating other human beings and open up to other culture for once.

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Male 420
it doesnt offend me at all.
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Male 10
they should have one for America where theres a modern map and instead of mexico theres just a empty crater with a smoke mushroom in it :P
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Female 347
we dont take kindly to your folk `round here...go on now geettt!
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Male 9,306
lulz...humans...
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Male 550
I can`t be bothered with that.
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Female 339
..i dont get it.
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Male 248
It would have only offended me if it actually happened.
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Male 955
who the drat cares

We should`ve just kicked the mexicans out years ago before it became a problem

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Male 591
Sorry for double post:

The thing is, everyone is all talk. and I know the next person is going to berate me and call me a conservative or whatnot, jokes on you, im not, im an Independant, and I plan on voting for Obama if he is in the running for president (I wont vote hillary) but the thing is, everyone says a mean word because they know this.

#1 its the internet so they can say stuff and not be held accountable.

#2 They dont have to lift a finger to make it happen, and only complain when it doesn`t.

Sorry to say folks, your opinions mean nothing. I on the other hand work in my community as well as do thing necessary to make my voice heard in the real world, as well as work towards the goals I set forward, how many of you step forward and REALLY do it. I know nearly all posts after me will say they will.. to bad I know its a lie..

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Male 591
Quote:people take things too seriously. americans are too conservative and closed minded.

Oddly enough, like stated above 99% of the posters are liberal, everything in the media besides Fox is liberal, the newspapers and pretty much america..yet we are still called closed minded conservatives.. from what I noticed Liberals outnumber everything else yet nothing is done?

All talk maybe.. hmm?

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Female 531
people take things too seriously. americans are too conservative and closed minded.
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Male 358
Besides, Stoli is better.
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Male 358
No, I think the map is accurate. Those states ARE, (once again) under mexican control. Damn illegals. Send them back! {But not until they finish my lawn.}
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Female 174
That didn`t make any sense.
But it doesn`t matter.
I`m straight edge
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Female 55
"So many god damned liberals on this board. Why does every f*cking topic on IAB end up in political fights."

Well, it happens so you`re not bored anymore! =P

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Male 369
i think its funny how its mainly girls getting their undies in twist about it.

anyways 42below vodka add are way funnier and they get in poo alot of the time, even had to apologise to absolut, 42below is far superior and kiwi made yusssssss

and i agree with the person who was like "i like mexican food, i like vodka win-win" amen!

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Male 118
If you are offended by the ad, I suggest you go see your local proctologist to have the stick removed from your ass.
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Male 756
^ pretty much.

IAB users:

Liberal: 99.9%
Other: .1%

There is no debate on this board because everyone just agrees with each other, and by agreeing with each other I mean repeating the doctrine of the US Democratic party. And if you don`t agree you are 1. Uneducated or 2. An insensitive pri*k. Such diversity of opinion here. Must be nice to post something and know everyone will go "haha yeah, [insert random American or conservative viewpoint here] is so dumb lolzrs haha"

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Male 30
So many god damned liberals on this board. Why does every f*cking topic on IAB end up in political fights. Nonsensical bulls*hit I call it.
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Male 425
Not offensive, considering the US stole all of that land in an aggressive, expansionist war against a weaker nation just because they could.
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Male 1,882
Honestly, I figured it was an April Fool`s joke. Still, the people at Absolut are drating retarded if they think that this ad wouldn`t have caused some kind of controversy.

SPOILER: THATS WHY THEY DID IT YOU DUMB F***S

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Female 226
Doesn`t offend me in the slightest.
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Male 5
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Female 26
I agree with magic_number.
Who would bother phoning in to complain about it? It`s only an advert!
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Male 822
too bad we booshed the mexicans right in their faces and took their land
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Male 756
In an absolut world? I guess their idea of an "absolut" world is the doubling in size of one of the world`s biggest sh*t holes (Mexico). Plus, it`s not like a whole crap load of other countries weren`t started on stolen land (ie: Canada, Australia, etc.)
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Male 513
People are too easily offended
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Male 170
Aw, they should have left the ad up. It shows that all western US would be a huge poohole instead of just Central American. That was sarcasm by the way, for all you without a sense of humor.
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Female 1,004
I`m Texan and I will say....I loled! I don`t see it as a statement as they`re taking over or anything, just as the land Mexico used to be! Besides, Mexicans aren`t bad. They`re already all over the place, not like if they take the land it`ll be much different! :P
I say if you are proud of your land as it ALREADY IS, then you have to be proud of WHAT IT WAS.
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Female 416
Perhaps the people that got offended should drink untill they aren`t offended any more.

And the people not offended who are mad at the people who are offended should drink untill they don`t care about the offended people any more.

Oh, look, it`s selling vodka. Perfect.

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Female 1,002
...huh?
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Male 1,455
The US basically stole land from Mexico. Do you think that if the government was kicking you off your land that you`d get a good price for it? The amount the US paid after the Mexican-American War was a handful of change in governmental terms.
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Female 650
Yeah, this wasnt offensive. People are to titchy.
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Male 2
Serbia is recognizing this teritory as Mexico.
Congratulation! :-D
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Male 354
People are way too damn sensitive.
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Female 410
"If Mexico still had that land today, Mexico would be far better off than the slum it is now."

I can`t wait until you are a bit older and realize how wrong that statement is. Mexico has problems because of its corrupt and inefficient government. Having more land wouldn`t change that. It`s the 14th largest country in the world. I can name a dozen countries that are much smaller, have less Gross National Product, and yet, do not have the extreme poverty. Mexico has the 14th largest economy in the world (rivaling South Korea, Australia and the Netherlands!) and yet, its people are still stifled with poverty. This is not because they lost some land years ago.

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Female 40
I`d like to see us all get plastered then try to have this conversation.
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Male 510
Where`s the absolut ad with a map of tribal lands, that would be better.
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Male 741
SO BASIACLLY
America drated over Mexico and America is the reason why Mexico is poo now, so STFU retards and learn history.
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Male 741
America bought California and other states by force. Yes, it sounds weird but...they started a war with Mexico so that they could force them to sell that land for them for cheap.

If Mexico still had that land today, Mexico would be far better off than the slum it is now.

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Male 67
Ha. I guess what some people fail to realize is that is very much a prediction. There are areas here that cater specifically to Mexicans. So much that if you don`t speak Spanish, you won`t be able to even know what the business is, much less, get served. This ad is demographically correct on the "invasion" that is going on right now.
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Female 464
I didn`t really care, meh.
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Female 1,545
I think there`s a lot of rednecks in Texas that would get offended by that ad.

"Ain`t no Mexican gunna take the great state of Tex-is." (picture angry Texan here)

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Female 14
Really? I don`t think the person who said America stole the land fair and square was referring to buying it from Mexico... I`m pretty sure they were referring to the native americans and how they got jacked!

I honestly don`t see what the big deal is. I agree with everyone who says it`s just an ad. get over it.

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Male 97
Well then you`re doing it wrong, because you`re in the wrong place.
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Male 106
When did acquiring land through purchasing become stealing? Yes, the land was bought after the war and after the U.S. declining the Mexicans governments’ plan of complete unification.
Most people are offended by this not because of the add itself but because of the parallels of this add and some extreme Mexican groups and leaders saying they will take away land from the United States. Just because you don`t get offended doesn`t mean anyone else can`t get offended. Free speech applies in the U.S. and if people want to get pissed off about something this insignificant let them. I have more things to worry about like the alarming amount of Fluoride and medical waste in the water supply.
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Female 352
yeah, who cares? maybe it`s different because I live in New York, but if they ran a add in Britain with all of the colonies part of their land, I wouldn`t care...is that the same thing?
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Male 97
Am i the only one who sees that this means that mexico is going to battle us for that land, so they can drink vodka in a wider area?!
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Female 173
Wow. Some people need to get a grip. Maybe they should drink more vodka?
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Male 373
own that land not one that land
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Male 373
Its an add campaign depicting ideal situations, this one is stating that it would be ideal for Mexico to still one that land. People being offended is perfectly reasonable. I don`t really care, but all you kiddos saying "anonez offended is teh reacist" should probably shutup.
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Male 296
lol, funny how the site talks about it! "Mexicans consider Reclamation teh term for the slow repopulation of lost lands with mexicans and their descendants." LOL!

Hey, I`m a hispanic, and this is the funniest thing I`ve ever seen! And I`ve never heard Reclamation!

A CHINGADA those stupid reporters! 5/4!!!

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Female 322
It`s just an ad campaign. Seriously. If you let words and images such as this hurt you, you`re truly a small minded person.
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Female 410
Yeah, as if Mexico needed even more land to extend their corruption and poverty. It makes no sense that a Mexican-America (or anyone, for that matter) would rant about land that America has "stolen" from Mexico. Have they not noticed that Mexicans are flocking to America in droves. There`s a reason why people risk their lives to leave Mexico. Anyone who has spent any time in Mexico (Caribbean tourist towns don`t count) would understand. Have you seen the kidnapping rate in Mexico City? You`re advised to buy kidnapping insurance if you visit.

And before you start calling me racist and intolerant...

I have gone down to barrios in many Mexican towns to repair roads and sewage systems; build houses, churches and schools; work in orphanages and do other such volunteer/charity work. I have seen enough burning trash heaps, cardboard shanties, and community showers (aka tuna can with holes and a garden hose) to know what I am saying.

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Male 1,003
Hah. Stupid narrow-minded Americans.

IT`S A VODKA!!! It`s just an ad!
Mexicans had nothing to do with this.

If you were offended by this ad, what are you doing on the internet? Go have $ex with your sister, or daughter.

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Male 27
sorry i`m europeain and i don`t get this at all. why is it ofencive?
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Female 183
"I find it absolutely ridiculous that they had to apologise. There`s nothing in that ad that would offend any bright and open-minded human being."

"Yes, but in USA, people are Christian."

And Europeans aren`t Christian?

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Female 960
I am shocked and offended!

No, I am, seriously! -tries to hide a grin-

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Male 394
petty and foolish...
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Male 195
I dont have a problem with lumping California, but Nevada, not Vegas! I prefer Chopin Potato neutral spirits myself.
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Male 61
haha
i like the ad, its good,
their only joking around though,
people take stuff too seriously.
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Female 338
I live in California and I wasn`t offended. I love Mexican food. I love vodka. Win-win.
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Male 4,594
Huh? I thought it was a map of Africa... American kids must need more maps. Holy smokes! Miss Teen USA from South Carolina was right!
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Male 477
So Americans are pissed off by an advertisement for a European product which used a map of Mexico prior to 1848...
Gods forbid some Mexican product advertise in Italy with a map of how much land in Europe was originaly owned by the Roman Empire...
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Male 2,703
^^ news is just another program. they all go on ratings as well, so news fights for air time just like all your sitcoms. the only way to make the ratings go up is to get people to watch and thats usually the gruesome news, not much happy news.

americans have the right to be offended. the mexicans in houston, or "mexican-americans" were offended that we were going to call our soccer team 1845 in honor of our independence from mexico. instead, the name had to be changed to dynamos.

which brings up another thing, why isnt just american, they act like mexico is more important to them than america, THAT is the problem with people. if we can get everyone to drop their "origin-american" we can get rid of some of this poo.

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Male 35
smart girl!
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Male 1,623
"I find it absolutely ridiculous that they had to apologise. There`s nothing in that ad that would offend any bright and open-minded human being."

Yes, but in USA, people are Christian.

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Male 87
I saw this on the news and had no idea how anyone could take offense to it, man I really hate the "news".
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Female 781
My reaction is: lol wtf?

I find the ad annoying, only because there seem to be many Mexicans in my country who wish the border were like that, and think they can "take back" America. `Fraid not. I guess it would be funny if it weren`t actually the way some people think.

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Male 35
*LadyMorgue* thanks, you proved my point!
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Male 60
Meh. Not a fan of Absolut vodka. Funny ad, mediocre product.
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Male 397
who cares?
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Female 1,516
Disgusting. When are we just going to bomb Mexico and get it over with?
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Male 52
and no, more than 3% of americans are bright and open minded and we can tell your not part of those #s get the facts and then post
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Male 52
@ staberind "happening" you dumb sh*t
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Female 731
@ atlacatl "happened" study history you dumb bitch.
yeah, shame "bright and open minded" applies to about 3% of americans
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Male 35
I live in Cali and think it was a good Ad.
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Male 10,440
"America Stole That Land Fair and Sqare" > hahaha! good comment.
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Male 35
The only ones complaining are the ones left out of the old Mexican border. What does that say to ya?
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Male 249
Omg I`m so offended that they showed a map of Mexico before 1848. I think I`m going to go and attack Mexico now by myself.
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Male 342
lmao man thats funny. I dont see why they`re making a big deal about it its not like its not already happening o.0 xD
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Female 183
Am I the only one who`s confused as to how this should influence my choice in vodkas? What does Mexico have to do with it?
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Female 584
I find it absolutely ridiculous that they had to apologise. There`s nothing in that ad that would offend any bright and open-minded human being.
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Male 1,039
Don`t care, I thought it was funny.
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Male 1,225
I really don`t care.
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Male 1,024
How DARE they!
America STOLE that land FAIR and SQUARE.
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Male 83
To be fair, the advert was shown only in Mexico, so why did the Americans get so pissy about it?
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Male 1,024
Michelle Malkin: HA.
that`ll go far.
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Female 63
Boycott vodka? It`ll never work.
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Male 39
Heh. I basically laughed through that. Doesn`t offend me.
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Male 19,879
Link: Absolut Vodka Apologizes For Controversial Ad [Rate Link] - Absolut just apologized this morning for their recent magazine ad. Take a look--does it offend you?
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