Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11960 posts, RR: 41 Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3602 times:
Pepsi have been forced to withdraw their latest ad featuring their new Pepsi football team, including Raphael Van Der Vaart, Raúl, Ronaldinho, David Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Thierry Henry and Fernando Torres. the idea was to have the footballers surfing some giant waves (presumably while playing football and drinking Pepsi, something we all do during a normal day...). But given recent events, the ad has now been withdrawn. So, are the promotion photos from Pepsi too likely to cause offence with the Tsunami victims? Scroll down, and judge for yourself...
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3553 times:
Although Pepsi withdraws the ad, this picture will surely be used for sick jokes. I remember receiving a photo by email of Geri Haliwell singing "It´s raining men" with the Twin Towers on the background and people falling down...
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3552 times:
Those shorts are enough to have the ad pulled anyway
Seriously though, like QFF said, its time to move on. The TV here is FULL of this tsunami tragedy, and frankly, its reached a point where it has become disgusting. There was a story just now about how generous Australians are...and the guy said "C'mon Australia, let's show the world how generous we are".
What the hell?! We shouldn't use this tragedy to promote ourselves. And enough already with the tsunami stories...its becoming too much...let's get on with our lives.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3542 times:
Give me a break. Its a commercial, its not something making light of the disaster. Should they stop advertising cars on T.V. because people die every day in car crashes? And while those shorts are horrible, the ad should be yanked because of the fact they are playing Soccer...period.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11494 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3498 times:
I remember a TV ad here in germany showing an airliner crashing into a skyscraper. That ad was launched a few days before 9/11, and of cause withdrawn immiadetely.
Pepsi is right not to show this surfer ad.
Btw whats with the Shell Tsunami ad where a Ferrari F1 drives on a beach?
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7204 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Pepsi did the right thing but I feel that the ad is OK. However many may be offended by it at this time. I will not be suprised if it went to air in a few months after the tsunami scene has 'calmed down'