Sunday, April 6, 2008

En un mundo Absolut

I first heard about this ad from a crawler on Fox News (hey, I like to know what the enemy is thinking) so I had to see it for myself. It's an ad for vodka...an Absolut World is meant to be a Perfect World. The ad ran only in Mexico before it was pulled because it recieved complaints from Americans.

The map is not invented. The green is Mexico prior to the Mexican-American War. California, Colorado, Texas and all that lies in between, used to be a part of Mexico. All the people living there were also considered Mexican. The land was lost during the war, but there is still alot of sensitivity there. A lot of Mexicans who cross the border illegally, consider the border itself to be illegal. Whatever side of history you're on...for Americans to become so angry about a vodka ad makes us appear both humorless and ignorant of our own history.

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