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      05-21-2020 08:27 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlifer27 View Post
      Didn't you recently have your groceries taken away at Costco for not wearing a mask?
      Haha
      iain

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      05-21-2020 08:32 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      It's just part of the theme for the car. Don't forget the Swastika wheels!

      Oh look, a swastika!




      iain

    4. 05-21-2020 08:43 PM #53
      VW needs to buy this book:


      https://www.amazon.com/Corporate-***.../dp/B010H34H8A


      :

      Or at least splurged on sessions with the sh!tstorm simulator.

      Yes it is real but link won't work due to prudish asterisks.

      https://www.****stormsimulation.de/




      :


      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:

      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,
      here:
      https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/****storm
      That word has US military origins,
      quite similar to clusterfvck.

      It was officially entered in German dictionaries in 2012.

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      05-21-2020 08:57 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlifer27 View Post
      Didn't you recently have your groceries taken away at Costco for not wearing a mask?
      Hadn't seen clip when I first read this.. just saw it.

      Fantastic

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      05-21-2020 08:59 PM #55
      Here we go. Now that the Beer Bug is going away, the PC brigade is back in force accusing everybody of racism.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      05-21-2020 09:02 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      Here we go. Now that the Beer Bug is going away, the PC brigade is back in force accusing everybody of racism.
      You do appreciate the irony of alleging that people are being PC by stating they are offended by something VW agree is offensive, right?

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      05-21-2020 09:04 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      Here we go. Now that the Beer Bug is going away, the PC brigade is back in force accusing everybody of racism.
      Yeah this isn't an idle accusation though, there was quite a lot of racially charged imagery for such a short clip. I'm a pretty conservative guy that is willing to accept there's plenty of coincidences, but this was too many coincidences, especially in a short 10 second video. It was intentional racism, and barely even hidden. It's so bad that it makes me wonder if some disgruntled employees put it out specifically to harm VW.

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      05-21-2020 09:11 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Yeah this isn't an idle accusation though, there was quite a lot of racially charged imagery for such a short clip. I'm a pretty conservative guy that is willing to accept there's plenty of coincidences, but this was too many coincidences, especially in a short 10 second video. It was intentional racism, and barely even hidden. It's so bad that it makes me wonder if some disgruntled employees put it out specifically to harm VW.
      "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
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      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

    10. 05-21-2020 09:14 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
      Even when the party responsible comes out and says it was based by malice.

      The lengths people will go to stick it to those damn lefties.

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      05-21-2020 09:17 PM #60
      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.



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      05-21-2020 09:34 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      Here we go. Now that the Beer Bug is going away, the PC brigade is back in force accusing everybody of racism.
      I don't think anyone is accusing "everyone" of racism. This is a very specific incident, which VW has owned up to.
      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.

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      05-21-2020 09:36 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Senior Member View Post


      Similar to Disney's animators sneaking phallic symbols into their animated movies.

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      05-21-2020 09:38 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Wow, there's just too much there to be accidental.
      Must've been geared for the East-German market [/joke].
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      05-21-2020 09:39 PM #64
      Ha! That was a pretty big deal here. Windsor is where I live, but the prison is closed now.

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      05-21-2020 09:51 PM #65
      Nice way for VW to pivot from Dieselgate nonsense.
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      05-21-2020 10:42 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Rakshas View Post
      Even when the party responsible comes out and says it was based by malice.

      The lengths people will go to stick it to those damn lefties.
      Won't someone please think of the conservatives?

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    18. 05-22-2020 12:31 AM #67
      I'll I'm going to say is it was a hatchet job by competitors.

    19. 05-22-2020 04:37 AM #68
      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.

    20. 05-22-2020 06:34 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      Here we go. Now that the Beer Bug is going away, the PC brigade is back in force accusing everybody of racism.
      Be calm. No, no one is accusing "everybody of racism". This was a Volkswagen approved ad that went out that had a white hand push a black man away from their product and flick him into a building, the kicker is the "N" clearly in screen. So yeah, the people who made the clip and the people who approved it are indeed racist. See? Not everybody, so again, the straw man "PC Brigade" argument doesn't fit here. It's a legit racist video that's just being called what it is.

      Do you think it was a racist clip? If not, show your math.

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      05-22-2020 06:59 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Similar to Disney's animators sneaking phallic symbols into their animated movies.
      great, a new thing for me to search for

      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?
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      05-22-2020 08:46 AM #71
      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.

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      05-22-2020 09:10 AM #72
      The man of color that acted in the Ad didn't seem to have a problem with it.

    24. 05-22-2020 09:24 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by JET70 View Post
      The man of color that acted in the Ad didn't seem to have a problem with it.
      What a cop out^.

      Do you have a problem with the ad?

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      05-22-2020 09:27 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by JET70 View Post
      The man of color that acted in the Ad didn't seem to have a problem with it.
      Good point that's how it works, if one person who potentially could be offended by something is (possibly) okay with it then everyone else must just accept it as being okay.

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