Sunday, October 07, 2007

There is a simpler way to make yourself Chinese.



When I saw this ad, I was in disbelief. "There's no way it would have run in the U.S.," I thought to myself. But, it seems that Wanchai Ferry is a division of General Mills. I'm curious if anyone saw this ad in the States?

9 comments:

joy suzanne said...

NO WAY that would run at home!

amy said...

Wow, that is pretty shocking. But I think even American companies probably use local ad agencies in France. That was my conclusion when I saw this ad.

Aralena said...

Unbelievable.

The ad agency that came up with this is clearly, absurdly out of touch with reality, but what was Metro thinking by running this?

Anonymous said...

Mmm...I have so many sassy comments to leave. A couple of lines won't do. I'm less incensed and more curious as to whether I can get foreign jurisdiction to file a discrimination suit. I *might* settle for some cured meats or unpasteurized cheese...And I promise to share that with my other pork-loving, lactose intolerant people (like, maybe just David). Your small-eyed (sans the tape!) friend, Dina.

Anonymous said...

actually it seems creepy...
delphine

eclat said...

This is just freaking ridiculous...things like this here don't even surprise me anymore. The problem is that the group targeted/mimicked by such ridiculous freaking campaigns have little to no economic power in France and, hence, wield little influence to fight against such...crap. I am really, really annoyed by that sh*t.

Excuse my French, please...

David said...

This is so ridiculous I can't even be offended.

And Dina, speak for yourself about "lactose intolerance." But I'm with 'ya on the pork, sister. Mmmm . . . Chinese sausage (I know what your were thinking when I said, "Chinese saugage" Amy -- get your mind out of the gutter!).

Rebecca said...

I wonder if these types of things are generally tolerated in Europe? People are just less sensitive? It just seems that it would have been the subject of the news networks for at least a day here across the pond.

YESX said...

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