Volkswagen apologizes for hidden racial comments in Golf car advertisement

Volkswagen apologizes for hidden racial comments in Golf car advertisement

Volkswagen released an advertisement on Instagram of a Golf car in which a large white hand flicks a black man away from the car, into a cafe named ’Petit Colon’, which is said to contain colonial overtones. The company was accused of being racist for which it apologized immediately and took down the video from Instagram. They further added that they would look into the matter with their team.

Khwahish
Khwahish
Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 1 weeks

I watched it 15 times, read the explanation, but I STILL don't see what the racism is about. Can someone explain?

daboi
daboi 1 weeks

what

Lord Baktor
Lord Baktor 1 weeks

Dobthey have to drag skin color into everything? Why not interpret it just as a hand throwing a person?

FourAncientWhiteElephants
FourAncientWhiteElephants 1 weeks

In a world where everything is racist, that's racist. I haven't seen the video but if the BBC or CNN reports it, it probably reaches hard to support a narrative of racial divide and hate.

Arrow
Arrow 1 weeks

I want to be all "NEVER BOW TO THE MOB!" but at this point, it's yelling into the void. Rich liberal cities are a market, and every corporation in the country can't afford to lose that. "Racism" or not, I'm sure they're just covering their butts.

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 1 weeks

Lmao everything is racist now, you should apologize

Tanzeem
Tanzeem 1 weeks

This is definitely going to effect their stock.

Brian
Brian 1 weeks

An appropriat quote I heard "Only dogs can hear the dog Whistle".

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 weeks

Imagine being such a racist you see colonialism everywhere and always need to protect black people because they can't do it themselves.

Virtual Signals
Virtual Signals 1 weeks

This is what happens when people roll over for the lefty tweet storm mobs.

Maesterfully
Maesterfully 1 weeks

What were the hidden 'racial' comments exactly?

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