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Bad idea in car advertising

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    You may remember my previous "is this ad racist"/"is this ad anti-semitic" threads. I think we can agree that this ad is inappropriate (via the Obscure Store):



    GEORGETOWN, Texas — A car dealership issued an apology and fired a sales manager over the distribution of an e-mail advertisement that included a derogatory term for Hispanics.

    The Mac Haik Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership ad was headlined "Tired of the Wet Backs????" It then listed promotions for vehicles with air-conditioned seats.

    The e-mail advertisement was sent last week to 1,200 customers, including members of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    It is what it is.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

  4. lono

    lono Active Member

    Car salesman being a group known for the political correctness and keen sensitivity to what's right and what's not. ::)
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    $40,000 for a demo? That IS obscene. Just get an Expedition with the good trim for way cheaper.
  6. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'm really dense. I don't get the relevance of the Wet Backs reference in this context. Is this supposed to be a pun? Why would angst about illegal immigration compel you to buy a particular vehicle? Please explain.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Heaven needed a racist car salesman.
  8. JoelHammond

    JoelHammond Member

    I'll beat slappy: Only in Georgetown, Texas.
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Well, if you look under that, it implies that you have a wet back if your car has no AC.
    So, yes, it was a pun, but failed miserably.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Backfired worse than a Pinto.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid ...
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Nah, that'd be a flameback.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    What's wrong with "wetbacks"? ...

    Man, some people are way too serious ... or something.
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