In the ever escalating world of political correctness GM pulled its recent Corvette ad directed by Guy Richie depicting a young boy dreaming of driving a Corvette wildly through the streets. They pulled it in response to comments from seven safety advocacy groups. From the AP story: Janette Fennell, founder and president of Kids and Cars, said the Corvette ad made a big impression on her 9-year-old son. "Kids, especially boys, love cars," Fennell said. "There has to be a strong message that a car is not a toy."
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OK Autoblog opinion here: Cars ARE Toys! Have you ever seen something called a Hot Wheel? This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. What do you think a little boy is thinking when he takes a Hot Wheel and rolls it off the top of the stairs? "Oh he'll be a reckless driver some day?" Better ban all hot wheels, RC cars? Come on. Is your kid playing video games? With GI Joes? Careful he might shoot someone. Now we've got a commercial that shows how the new Corvette brings out the Hot Wheel loving kid in all of us. Lock the keys up.