Those idiots at the Ford India ad agency are seriously f’ed up. I mean, as India fights its elongated history of men’s brutality on women, they thought, ‘Gee, this would make a great political statement; our politicians aren’t like that cheese-ball Berlusconi.’
The basic premise is that three people are bound and gagged in the trunk of a hatchback, while the supposed perpetrator winks (or smiles, or gives the peace sign) at the viewer from the front seat. The one in dispute features three unknown women kidnapped by Berlusconi who flashes the peace sign.
The ad agency guys are like, ‘Wait, you didn’t see the whole picture. Take a look at the other two ads.’ The other two ads? Do I even have to? So, in fairness… In one, Paris Hilton is winking at us, and she has bound and gagged the Kardashian sisters.
The ad agency responsible is JWT India. The CEO of the agency, Colvyn Harris, insisted the ads were “made as posters by individuals. They have never been paid for and were not expected to be released.” Oops. Seriously, doesn’t it seem slightly improbable that something “accidently” gets uploaded onto the internet? My only guess is that someone within the company didn’t like the ads (the ad agency guys are like, ‘it’s a joke!’), uploaded them maliciously or someone is a total ass and doesn’t understand what upload means. In the end, everyone loses… well expect for Berlusconi, because he never seems to lose!