Absolut Weenies

absolut Every Mexico-themed blog was talking about it last week. I was about to blog about Mi blog es tu blog‘s post about the Absolut Vodka ad, which revealed a 19th C. map of Mexico, but life distracted me. 224 other people commented.

By Friday, Absolut Vodka was wringing its hands in abject apology, promising sensitivity the next time around, yielding some 2664 comments. By Sunday, Absolut Vodka issued a sincere and genuine apology (What, the earlier one wasn’t enough?), saying it had withdrawn the advertisement, generating some 1452 comments so far.

Absolut Vodka is known for provocative and creative advertising. What’s the big deal? Why do so many people have to get their knickers in a twist over a simple and clever ad?

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3 comments on “Absolut Weenies

  1. Billie says:

    Jennifer, Things are upside down in the USA. The minority controls the majority.
    Does Absolut have some formula that tells them that 1500-3000 comments on a blog constitutes the need to make apologies. Now what are they going to do when 4000 Mexicans comment on a blog about their apologies to US citizens.


  2. Will says:

    We are quickly approaching a situation between Mexico and the US that will lead to blood shed. Absolut is using that to its advantage while at the same time doing something that will eventually lead to violence and deaths.


  3. Barbara says:

    I think the whole thing is as ludicrous as the BIG uproar in San Miguel over Starbuck’s! What the heck is wrong with people’s sense of humor – where is it? It’s JUST an ad!


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