Re: *** Goodyear apologizes to black Americans for Peru TV ad

Robert Harley (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 18:33:25 +0100 (MET)

>Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has apologized for a racially offensive TV
>ad the company ran last year in Peru, the NAACP said Tuesday. The ad,
>which compared a black man's lips with inflated tires, spent 5 days
>on the air [...]

Whoa, the guys at Michelin had better shape up quick. They've been
using an ad blatantly offensive to overweight people, comparing tyres
to rolls of fat, for decades!

-- R