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One offended Youtube viewer gets sexy ad taken down

Talk about giving a lot of power to people are a bit uptight. An ad or the Renault Clio has been banned in Great Britain after one Youtube viewer complained to the British Advertising Standards Authority that the ad objectified women.


In what can only be described as a growing trend, another automaker finds itself in trouble for an ad that critics are calling offensive. A new television and internet ad for the Chevrolet Trax subcompact crossover is under fire for its soundtrack, which a Chinese newspaper has labeled "racist."


There's a surprisingly long and storied history of automakers creating suicide-themed advertisements. You'd think the companies and their marketing firms would have figured out by now that such ads always result in a swirl of backlash – see examples from Audi, Citroën, General Motors and Volkswagen, all pasted down below, as proof.