An Israeli-developed advertisement for the new Nissan Tiida features a bunch of Saudi oil barons who run into the fuel-effecient car and suddenly attack it, under the assumption of course that Saudis find silver cars offensive. The ad has naturally conjured up calls for boycotting the company, which says it had no prior knowledge of the ad.
First. I have to admit, the ad is kind of funny. I don’t know how the conclusion that these characters are in fact Saudi came about but I’m likely to make the conclusion that the emergence of electric and hybrid cars won’t be met with joy from oil barons. Heck, I can imagine an Arab ad agency coming up with something like this, if we had one that was a bit creative. Would the reaction be the same had it been a Texan oil baron?
If only the feminists had gone after this Nissan ad.