VW needs to buy this book:
Or at least splurged on sessions with the sh!tstorm simulator.
Yes it is real but link won't work due to prudish asterisks.
I'm still infatuated with the linguistic aspects of the sh!tstorm headlines.
Wikipedia.de has an extensive entry on the loanword, and it applies to a very specific scenario:
That word has US military origins,Sh!tstorm in German describes the avalanche-like appearance of negative criticism against a person or a company in the context of social networks , blogs or comment functions from websites to abusive criticism . The Duden defines a sh!t storm as "storm of indignation in a communication medium of the Internet, which is sometimes accompanied by insulting statements", for which there is no direct equivalent in English. The newspaperThe Guardian explains the term as "widespread and vociferous outrage expressed on the internet" (widespread and loud outrage on the Internet). There is insufficient evidence to support the often encountered claim that the English counterpart is firestorm . The term Sh!tstorm mainly refers to “blog posts or comments, Twitter messages or Facebook messages”.
Above is only a short snippet, worth reading the entire entry,
quite similar to clusterfvck.
It was officially entered in German dictionaries in 2012.
A prison inmate who makes car stickers and license plates decided to have the last laugh by adding the image of a pig to the official crest on state cruisers.
On the 16-inch car door stickers, made by prisoners in Windsor, Vermont, a patch on a cow in a scene with mountains has been changed to the shape of a pig, a derogatory term for police.
A Vermont state trooper discovered the pig while inspecting his vehicle on Wednesday and state police have said they believe the image has been added to about 30 cars.
That's all this thread is about.
There's no PC brigade at work here, rather a big multinational company who needs to keep a better watch over its creative agencies.
Wow once you see it, it's plain as day and rather blatant racism. The combination of elements cannot be overlooked. Disgraceful and considering the Nazi roots of VW they should really be far more careful and aware than most companies to stay well away from anything that could be misconstrued in any way never mind such overt racism. What's sad is that some posters refuse to see the obvious even when it is pointed out and explained to them while watching repeats of the advert.
Last edited by chopWet; 05-22-2020 at 04:40 AM.
Do you think it was a racist clip? If not, show your math.
back on topic: I can easily see ad as racist and I've earlier commented on the Swastika wheels being replaced by SS wheels. The fact that VW doesn't look closely at this to vet anything they do is foolish or evil.
edit: I admit cow pig made me smile (sorry) but what are the things to the left spotted rocks? South Park symbolism?
Last edited by Strange Mud; 05-22-2020 at 07:06 AM.
Originally Posted by VigorousZX
Was this shown on any other outlet than Instagram? Makes me wonder if there is less oversight on social media posts than there would be on a full fledged commercial. With social media moving so fast I am curious about whether more liberties can be taken by whomever is running their accounts.
I also find it odd that Volkswagen has two Instagram accounts posting different content. There is @vw and @volkswagen The apology only is posted on the @vw account.