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Old 05-09-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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Palestinians get mad; Subaru importer Japan Auto & FHI say the ad was a fake. **(BTW, the photo itself is real.)**

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The world at large reckon advertising people have no morals at all, and would actually stoop this low. They forget we're in the business of selling, and death does not sell.

Occupied Palestine ran an article on Friday with the headline: "Subaru Car Ad In Israel Shows “Power” By Running Over Palestinian Children".

A new advertisement in Israel, meant to show the “power and durability” of the Japanese Subaru car, caused outrage after showing a Subaru driven by a Jewish settler striking two Palestinian children in occupied East Jerusalem.

I can't believe I have to tell people this, but after watching some in my tweetflow think this is for real (wow, gullible much?) here it comes: the ad is a fake. It's a Hoax ad, not a scam ad or a portfolio piece, just some guy with photoshop and an idea. Hoax ads are something I've often ranted against as they can easily be mistaken for real ads, and bring a well managed brand down.

A spokeswoman for Japan Auto said on Thursday that the company had nothing to do with the advertisement, saying, “We strongly condemn these elements that are trying to harm the good name of the company.”
She added that the company did not plan to take any action over the advertisement, as it has no idea where it originated from.
The advertisement, which does not appear to have been published in any mainstream media outlets, was sent to media this week by the PA Government Media Center, which called on Subaru to “take all necessary steps to stop the circulation of this despicable and disgraceful ad and condemn it.”
However, the PA, although not revealing where it had obtained the advertisement, also acknowledged that it is not clear whether the ad is genuine or whether someone not connected to the company has made use of the Subaru logo without its approval.

Israeli Radio on Thursday quoted a spokesman of Subaru cars company in Israel as saying that the company "has no relation to the commercial or publishing it, and the company had protested against those who are causing harms to the good reputation of the company."
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AMALLAH: The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has expressed outrage and disapproval against an Israeli advertisement published on websites showing a Japan-made Subaru car hitting two Palestinian children.

Ghassan al-Khatib, chief of the PNA media bureau told China's Xinhua news agency that the PNA complained to the branch of Subaru in Israel for publishing the commercial photo, which mocks the accident of Israeli settler running over stone-throwing children in east Jerusalem seven months ago.

The designer of the advertisement wrote in Hebrew "We'll see who can stand against you." The driver of the car that hit the two Palestinian teens is David Birri, the director general of the settlements association (El'ad).

"Publishing the picture and the commercial is immoral, which is to be condemned and denounced. It is a complete disregard of the life of the Palestinians," said al-Khatib, adding that "it encourages more violence against the Palestinians, including running over Palestinian children."

The PNA had strongly condemned the commercial and had addressed a letter to Subaru branch in Israel, calling on the company to stop publishing this immoral commercial, but the company denied that it is responsible for the commercial and condemned it, al- Khatib said.

Israeli Radio on Thursday quoted a spokesman of Subaru cars company in Israel as saying that the company "has no relation to the commercial or publishing it, and the company had protested against those who are causing harms to the good reputation of the company."

Publishing the commercial had also brought a protest of the Israel peace organisation (Peace Now).

Spokesman of the organisation Hagit Ghufran told Xinhua that "this act is clear evidence that there is fanaticism in the Israeli company, mainly in the areas where there is friction with Palestinians."

"Certainly, such acts and thoughts would lead to more violence, mainly against children. The commercial is an indirect incitement to target them," said Ghufran.

Meanwhile, Khaled Quzmar, from the International Movement to Defend Children said: "This act must be followed in accordance to the law and those who are behind the commercial must be taken to court, but unfortunately, going to the law through Israeli courts is useless because the Israeli courts are serving the occupation which gave a cover to such behaviors."

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party had earlier condemned the publishing of the advertisement, saying that "is a dirty advertisement and propaganda that reached to the status of calling for killing Palestinian children by running over them."

Several similar incidents had outraged the Palestinians in the past, such as publishing pictures on Facebook of Israeli soldiers taking pictures with Palestinian prisoners in the Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian prisoners' eyes are folded and hands cuffed.

One of the pictures published in October on Facebook showed an Israeli soldier pointing a gun at the head of a Palestinian, while another soldier wrote on the wall of a house in the Gaza Strip "we will back soon," and under it he painted the Jewish star of David.

The Israeli television showed a film, where Israeli soldiers were dancing near a detained Palestinian woman who was eye-folded and handcuffed. A female soldier was also shown on Facebook standing near Palestinian prisoners.

The Israelis and Palestinians usually trade accusations over incitement, where Israel had repeatedly accused the Palestinians of showing films and songs on televisions that incite for violence against Israel.

Mutual incitement is one of the issues discussed in the stalled peace negotiations.
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FRAUDULENT SUBARU ADVERTISEMENT
MONDAY 9th MAY 2011

Recently, we have learned that an image showing an accident involving a Subaru car has been altered to 'pass off' as a Subaru advertisement. The image, showing a collision involving two children in Palestine, has been illegally adapted to include the Subaru logo. This image was published on several websites and was done so without our authorisation.

We, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, stress that we, and all of our global subsidiaries and Subaru distributors, were not involved in the production or distribution of this false and malicious image in any way whatsoever.

False and malicious images are obviously harmful to our reputation and we will take whatever action is neccessary to ensure this image is removed from circulation.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:09 AM   #2
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If you're dumb enough to believe that a company would publish an ad like that you're a complete idiot.....& it looks like there's no shortage of those.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:25 AM   #3
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no picture ?

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found


it's from that news clip, of those kids throwing rocks at people


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shoe ad is cool.

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Old 05-10-2011, 12:54 AM   #5
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no picture ?

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it's from that news clip, of those kids throwing rocks at people


...I guess the European safety standards are true with the higher front end?

I actually laughed when I saw this fake ad only for the fact it is such a bad mockup and it is pathetic anyone can believe this is a real ad. I guess some people think the tabloids are real too. It really sucks Subaru is taking heat for this BS though...
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isnt this what seal team 6 used to invade the bin laden compound after their chopper crashed?
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:04 AM   #7
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isnt this what seal team 6 used to invade the bin laden compound after their chopper crashed?
not very funny this isnint afganistan sheesh
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:40 AM   #8
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:20 AM   #9
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if you looked at that picture and thought it was real...gtfo

shoe ad is cool.
Dumbass, it IS real.
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I can tell it's a fake because of the pixels paint still being on the hood.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:00 AM   #11
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They should have used the '12 Impreza, which will have better pedestrian impact technologies built into it. Safer front bumper and hood!
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I thought I recognized that picture or something. Great video. They deserved that. Shoulda turned around for another go
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:04 AM   #13
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Jihad is good for Subaru!
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:09 AM   #14
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was I the only one that laughed at the photo, fake or not that ****'s pretty funny
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They wouldn't have turn out so fortunate if it was an Expedition.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:28 AM   #16
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not very funny this isnint afganistan sheesh


Actually, it was pretty funny IMO
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If they used a 2012 model, they could have gotten 36mpg during the highway getaway.
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not very funny this isnint afganistan sheesh
And the Bin Laden capture/kill didn't take place in Afghanistan either. What's your point.
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The posted this crap 2 weeks ago on SOA's facebook. I called my ninja SOA contacts and got it dumped. Sadly, the dudes that posted it actually think it's real. Like seriously...they thought it was real. Some people just don't deserve to breathe.

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Safety is not the first thing comes to mind when running over future terrorists..

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The posted this crap 2 weeks ago on SOA's facebook. I called my ninja SOA contacts and got it dumped. Sadly, the dudes that posted it actually think it's real. Like seriously...they thought it was real. Some people just don't deserve to breathe.

The photo IS real. The ad is not.

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LOL at all the people that think its fake (the event not the ad), keep living in your bubble. People really do get hit by cars. Though these kids were asking for it since they were running at the car while throwing rocks at it.

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Dumbass, it IS real.
No, its Israel!
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No, its Israel!
You made me smirk, you dog you.
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