16 January, 2008

Citroën - grow a pair

Both the Beeb and Reuters report that Citroën have apologised to China over a full-page advertisement placed in several Spanish newspapers showing the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong pulling a wry face at a sporty hatch-back.

The scowling Mao had infuriated Chinese Internet users who saw it as a slight, according to Chinese state newspaper the Global Times. "As a Chinese, I felt greatly insulted when seeing this ad," a posting on web portal Tianya said. "It is not only insulting Chairman Mao, but the whole Chinese nation."

"This is no small thing," said another chatroom visitor "It has an influence on the whole country. It damages the whole Chinese people."

Clearly this is a dark day, not just for advertising but the mental health of the entire globe.

Somewhere somebody has given a flying fuck about the opinions of a person in a chatroom!

Holy shit, we're through the looking glass here people.

Can we expect car ads to be pulled in the future because SexyChantelle84 reckons 'its well bad yeh - the car is mingin right an cusses Jordan yeh wi d airbags ting' ?

The day of the yahoo is upon us.

1 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Blogger bigfootcookie shout your mess

Does this mean that when some moron dances across my screen singing "I feel like chicken tonight....." I can blog about how insulted I, and the chicken, feel, so as to get the advert pulled off air?

China? Fuck off. I'd feel more insulted as a Chinese person if I were to stand back and let my goverment murder inoccent people and students in the name of law and order.

Oh. They do.

January 18, 2008 11:02 am


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