• Feb 9, 2007
We're not going to spend any considerable amount of time on this, since we are pretty exasperated by this whole ordeal (judging by the comments, apparently you are too).
GM has decided to "modify" their Robot ad after a complaint from the Foundation for Suicide Prevention deemed the spot unsympathetic to those who are plagued with depression. Any reference to suicide will be removed, along with the end sequence where our robotic protagonist leaps off a bridge.

The foundation has said that GM has been cooperative in the matter, which is a strong about face, considering Mark LaNeve was adamant that no changes would be made.

Sadly, the removal of "All By Myself" will not be forthcoming.

Thanks for the tip, TGM3.

[Source: Fox Sports]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Lame.
      • 7 Years Ago
      GM has been sucidal for 30+ years, this add is most reasonable for GM.
      • 7 Years Ago
      People are dying in the streets, kids are uneducated and hungry and this is what gets people's attention. A good reflection of the world we live in. P.S. GM makes crappy vehicles anyways!
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOW!! I share the same sentiments as 1,2,3,4 Where are we going? We are becoming a bunch of wimpies afraid of maybe we are somehow offending someone. Ooops, I just offended somebody with this comment and I am going to be deleted. C U
      • 7 Years Ago
      Welcome to the consequenses of Political Correctness.

      Tyranny of the minority (or even the individual) that weilds influence over everyone else. Case and point with making GM afraid of this complaint. Like an elephant being scared of a mouse.

      Hope everyone is enjoying the sled-ride down the slippery slope! :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      It never ceases to amaze me how many things GM can manage to screw up. Does anyone have any balls at GM?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I felt that actually seeing the poor thing jumped decreased my enjoyment of ad, and that it would've been more fun with a different ending.

      But this controversy is silly. I've been there, but I don't see how it's a dangerous ad. It was also the only GM Superbowl ad that was any good. (So was the old one with the 6 year old in a Corvette... the complaints against that one were even more absurd.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      DEESSE LUGNUTS!

      Everyone Lutz and his robot have GUTS. Check out this article. Saturn just signed a $200 million contract to the geniuses behind this add. thats balls
      http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_07/b4021080.htm?chan=search

      Sad thing is Detroit has some of the highest unemployment in the country and leads the nation in foreclosures. The AD guys were from LA so go figure.
      http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/02/0206_foreclosures/index_01.htm

      The add was at the very least poorly executed. It wasn't clear why he got fired.
      • 7 Years Ago
      GM should have not caved into the pinkos. America would be better off without these politically-correct, panty-waisted sissies and their stinking leftist agendas.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This commercial was titled "Nightmare", it was a dream, no robots died in the making of this commercial. People need to get over their namby-pamby selves. It was good commercial, it showed the emphasis that GM is putting on maintaining quality in building their cars. It is entertainment, if you don't like it, change the channel or just look away.

      The USA deserves better than bunch of damn crybabies.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, NOW I'm depressed.


      Good job, AFSP.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Here's the argument:

      Against changing the ad: "Dead men don't buy cars!"

      For changing the ad: "But surviving family members do."

      Sigh.

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