Ford Driver's Seat : Epic or Fail ?

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by James La Rosa


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A print ad used to promote the Ford Figo compact car in India is ca...
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A print ad used to promote the Ford Figo compact car in India is causing controversy among people who say it is offensive, distasteful and misogynistic. Indeed, the pitch has drawn so much fire that Ford Motor Co. has apologized for it. http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2013/03/23/ford-apologizes-for-offensive-berlusconi-figo-ads/ <br> By Jonathan Welsh <br> Do you think the controversial Ford Figo print ad is Epic? or Fail?
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   43 Comments.




This poll has ended.
Winner: Epic

64% of the group voted correctly.

Epic


64%
Fail


36%

Comments

  • 55.13%

    Top Comment: Fred Lucas voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    I think it's both Epic and Fail. But all in all it's a massive Fail for Ford, for Indians, for everyone.


  • 43.24%

    Top Comment: Andrew Evans voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    it really depends, i found it Funny having paris hilton driving with the Kardashian Sisters tied up, its just that people are too sensitive with that kind of idea, on the 1st place they wont do such things if it wasnt but because of the people's criticism, they have to remove that ad..


  • 56.52%

    Top Comment: Melissa Stansfeld voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    OMG! Hi Tech Anti-Rape Clothes!

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346998


  • 52.17%

    anton gamboa over 5 years ago.

    maybe this is the reason why Kim Kardashian would be in the Walk of Fame


  • 62.5%

    Nathaniel Curran voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    competitors should be laughing this time haha


  • 66.67%

    Roger Jr. voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    Capital H.A.H.A.H.A


  • 66.67%

    Aisen Love voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    they ruined the company's image with this kind of ad. fail


  • 75.76%

    Mr. Goody Two Shoes voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    Totally failure !!


  • 53.85%

    Jacob Thomas voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    i find this funny. LOL, why cant people get this ad's humor, if it wasnt meat to make people laugh with a few subliminal msgs , Ford wouldnt released this but because of the criticism that it receives, they have no choice but to removed it


  • 66.0%

    Ashby Dave Cruz voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    fail for FORD.... epic for other automobile companies and people who got sense of humor haha


  • 78.57%

    James La Rosa voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    Triple F !!!


  • 84.48%

    Piper Gray voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    100% FAIL !!


  • 40.74%

    Mr. Marshall Titus!!! voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    even though this was already out, this ad is still spreading in the internet, lol.. so epic


  • 56.25%

    Dr Huston voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    EPIC! lol pure epicness! ahaha


  • 83.19%

    Froiland Garnnett over 6 years ago.

    That's effin fail !! HAHA


  • 59.38%

    Hector Olivares voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    so Epic! haha! i also like those Kardashians being tied at the trunk of the car haha and Paris Hilton smiling wahahaha


  • 45.45%

    Mabel Shelton voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    big company's such as Ford could easily make this failure gone in people's mind, sooner or later, this will be forgotten by the people....


  • 78.57%

    James La Rosa voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    right


  • 78.57%

    George Brown over 6 years ago.

    fvckin epic !! GWAHAHA XD


  • 52.73%

    martin foot voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    am i retarded? crazy? i think this is good advertisement for Ford., haha. it is quite funny and noticeable, its just that people are too sensitive.


  • 55.13%

    Fred Lucas voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    Epic FAIL for Ford and for women! Why would the Kardashians agree to that ad? I'm sure they were consulted.


  • 54.01%

    Titus Fitz voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    It's all about the money money!


  • 78.57%

    James La Rosa voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    Haha Jessie J


  • 56.52%

    Melissa Stansfeld voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    OMG! Hi Tech Anti-Rape Clothes!

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346998


  • 60.0%

    Antonio Stallings voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    so? how is this relevant to the poll?


  • 52.73%

    martin foot voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    yah i agree


  • 58.49%

    Mike Vargas voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    Dude. Did you read the article? The Ford ad is controversial because of all the rape cases in India. The anti-rape clothes was developed by Indians in response to all the rape cases. Both the ad and the hi tech clothes are a reaction to the rape. Or do you need me to draw you a diagram?


  • 0.0%

    Ruth Turner voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    this is fail but it makes me laugh.. hehehe


  • 60.0%

    Antonio Stallings voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    how could this be a fail if it makes u laugh? lol haha


  • 53.33%

    Stacey Jones voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    this is Epic haha, maybe most of the people cannot see the humor inside this ad, what i dont like is having girls included in the ad with arms and feet tied


  • 60.76%

    Derrick Blaha voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    total failure for the Ford, they ruined the company's image with this fkin ad, if this isnt a fail, they wouldnt have to apologize and remove this ad.. see? that's the logic


  • 55.97%

    Teddy M voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    It's shocking that this sort of shenanigan can still happen. Such shame.


  • 64.71%

    C. Elliot over 6 years ago.

    well, advertisement are made to deceive people


  • 55.13%

    Fred Lucas voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    I think it's both Epic and Fail. But all in all it's a massive Fail for Ford, for Indians, for everyone.


  • 52.3%

    Julio Polio voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    There was a rape case involving tourists recently. There's been a lot of gang rape cases coming out of India. It's CRAZY this even made out in public.


  • 58.49%

    Mike Vargas voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    That's sad. I thought India was all about peace and mediation. Rape?! WTF?


  • 58.43%

    Tom Whittier voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    Have the Kardashians reacted to this? Or they got paid already so there's nothing else to talk about?


  • 66.0%

    armae almonte voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    totally fail for me!


  • 59.26%

    Shark Man voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    this is so epic! haha


  • 47.27%

    Otto Jorgensen voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    totally fail but a little bit funny haha.


  • 56.52%

    Melissa Stansfeld voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    This so wrong on so many levels! What's all this crap about rape and mistreatment of women coming out of India???


  • 58.43%

    Tom Whittier voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    yea, not cool. bad India!


  • 58.49%

    Mike Vargas voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    The Kardashians agreed to this... :s


  • 43.24%

    Andrew Evans voted for Epic over 6 years ago.

    it really depends, i found it Funny having paris hilton driving with the Kardashian Sisters tied up, its just that people are too sensitive with that kind of idea, on the 1st place they wont do such things if it wasnt but because of the people's criticism, they have to remove that ad..


  • 52.3%

    Julio Polio voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    It's an Epic failure for Ford and its agency partners. There's been a lot of rape cases coming out of India recently covered in the news. Bad timing.


  • 54.01%

    Titus Fitz voted for Fail over 6 years ago.

    Actually, it's an Epic Fail! HA!


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