German concern Volkswagen accused of racism because of the advertising car Golf 8, writes the BBC.
In the video, the company shows a dark-skinned man who manages a large pair of white hands. She sends a man in a cafe called “Petit Colon”. This place in Buenos Aires, located next to the theatre named after Christopher Columbus. Petit Colon is translated from French to English and German, as a “little settler” or “a little colonial”.
At the end of the video appears the inscription “Der neue Golf (New Golf). Some Twitter users noticed that the first of the labels disappear, the letters “neger”. It is noted that in German the word means racial insult.
First VW in response to the criticism stated that the promotional video was just misunderstood, the newspaper notes. But later the video was removed, and the group called it a mistake and apologized.
“We understand the anger that caused this video. It is likely that it is wrong and unpleasant. We distanciruemsa from him and sincerely apologize,” – said in a statement.
Volkswagen is not the first time gets to similar scandals. In 2019 in Britain has banned the advertisement of Volkswagen eGolf, which complained about the gender stereotypes.
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