Cadillac Cancels Neo-Nazi Ad After Online Outrage
Do you love racism and think there’s a global Jewish conspiracy to control the world’s money supply? Then Cadillac might be the car brand for you. Or, at least, that was the basic pitch when Cadillac’s ad agency put out a casting call for people who identify as alt-right and neo-Nazi.
The casting notice was condemned on social media on Friday and was altered to remove the word “neo-Nazi.” The new ad still sought people who identified as “alt-right.” It should probably be noted, however, that the two political identities overlap in virtually every way.
Cadillac disavowed the casting call today in a Facebook post, explaining that they didn’t authorize their ad agency to seek out neo-Nazis to be featured in a commercial:
http://gizmodo.com/cadillac-cancels-...age-1789969103Cadillac did not authorize or approve a casting notice for an “alt-right (neo-nazi)“ role in a commercial. We unequivocally condemn the notice and are seeking immediate answers from our creative agency, production company and any casting companies involved.