Ford Does Funny Ads… And They Get Pulled

24 Mar
Ford Does Funny Ads... And They Get Pulled

Paris Hilton and the tied up Kardashians

Why do people take themselves so seriously?  I mean honestly, life sucks enough without people getting all bent out of shape over the littlest things.

So, in case you are wondering what I’m talking about (well obviously you are wondering what I’m talking about, or else you wouldn’t be here), but I digress, I am referring to the Ford Company, having to pull some hilarious ads (the header picture is one of the ads, and the other is after the JUMP), because some crazy nuts, decided to get all bent out of shape saying it glorifies rape, and/or kidnapping, and that it’s blasphemous to religion and yada, yada, yada.

Look, I’m going to be real, ads like the one above and below, do not glorify rape, or kidnapping.  What glorifies rape and/or kidnapping is not doing anything when someone is rapped and/or kidnapped, oh and falsely reporting rape and/or kidnapping.

Via Business Insider:

Ford and its ad agency issued apologies for a tasteless Ford Figo ad — in which former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is shown with a bunch of gagged and crying women in the trunk of his car — that was never meant to see the light of day.

 It turns out a young creative team at JWT India, Ford Figo’s agency of record, made the spot and posted it to website Ads of the World without approval. (It has since been removed.)

Even though the ad never ran in paid media, once something’s on the internet, the damage has been done.

Ford Does Funny Ads... And They Get Pulled (1)

Silvio Berlusconi and tied up women.

WPP Group, which holds JWT, told Business Insider:

“We deeply regret the publishing of posters that were distasteful and contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within WPP Group. These were never intended for paid publication and should never have been created, let alone uploaded to the internet. This was the result of individuals acting without proper oversight and appropriate actions have been taken within the agency where they work to deal with the situation.”

Ford issued an apology for the ad as well, emailing BI, “We deeply regret this incident and agree with our agency partners that it should have never happened. The posters are contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within Ford and our agency partners. Together with our partners, we are reviewing approval and oversight processes to help ensure nothing like this ever happens again.”

Here is a bigger image of the Ford Figo ad that no one was supposed to see. The tag line is “Leave your worries behind with Figo’s extra-large boot,” referring to Berlusconi’s many affairs and bunga bunga parties.

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