Absolut Vodka Goggles
April 9, 2008 10 Comments
How is it that the nation ranked ninth in the world in academics and first in most affordable education didn’t see that this ad might cause a problem or two?
Needless to say, the right wingers went absolutely batshit, going so far as to create their own response:
The National Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition (NIIBC) is known nationally for prior sustained boycotts against Miller Brewing and Bank of America for their support for illegal aliens in the US.
The NIIBC has launched a new website at www.boycottabsolut.com to inform American consumers and provide resources for citizens to engage in the boycott.
“Absolut vodka is trying to sell liquor to Mexicans that aspire to control the Southwest United States,” says William Gheen of ALIPAC.
“The warning signs are everywhere. Illegal immigration is creating a rising threat to our existing border lines and the very existence of the United States. The separatist sentiments and animus towards America are prevalent in the Mexican population and the ranks of illegal aliens inside the US creating a clear and present danger to our nation. Everywhere we look, Global corporations have a hand in this brewing disaster and Absolut just made the list.”
I love that the fence extends out into the ocean on both sides…
The company has obviously apologized and offered to send back the bikini team as a distraction.
Absolut said the ad was designed for a Mexican audience and intended to recall “a time which themight feel was more ideal.”
“As a global company, we recognize that people in different parts of the world may lend different perspectives or interpret our ads in a different way than was intended in that market, and for that we apologize.”
Vin & Sprit, Absolut’s-based parent company, will be acquired by French spirit maker Pernod Ricard SA under a deal reached last week.
Swedes and Mexicans teaming up? What’s next? Lutfisk burritos? The Mexican Bobsled team? “Livin la vida Abba?”