Chevrolet Ad Pulled After Being Labeled ‘Racist’

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Chevrolet Ad Pulled After Being Labeled ‘Racist’

General Motors pulled a commercial for the Chevrolet Trax after one Chinese newspaper called it racist. 

The ad features a song with lyrics referring to “the land of Fu Manchu.” The song goes on to talk about girls saying “ching, ching, chop-suey.” GM apologized for the ad and spokeswoman Ryndee Carney told Automotive News that their intent “was not to offend anyone and we’re deeply sorry if anyone was offended.” She also said the company’s advertising approval process is being reviewed.

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Chevrolet never ran the ad in China. It started running in Canada on March 4 and has also been available on Chevrolet’s European websites.

The controversy comes shortly after Hyundai apologized for an ad last week depicting a man trying to kill himself.

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[Source: Automotive News]

  • batwagon

    Love how you can not mute the F%cking commercials before the real video plays… thanks auroguide for f%cking us all. there is nothing raciest about the video i watched it and i was not offended who can say that they were?