(CBS Charlotte) — If Henry Ford only knew about recent ads released by the Indian unit of Ford Motor Company, he might very well turn over in his grave.
Since being founded in 1903, Ford Motor Company has, for the most part, maintained a good reputation — until recently. WPP, the company’s ad agency and the Indian unit of Ford Motor Company, recently releases some very controversial ads.
The ads, which were offensive in nature, displayed several cartoon images of well-known celebrities — some of which were tied-up in the back of a Ford Figo, a hatchback model that Ford makes in India.
In one of the ads, Paris Hilton (click here) is seen driving a Figo with three tied up passengers in the trunk. And who were Hilton’s passengers? The Kardashian sisters, of course!
While Ford and WPP have since apologized for the ads, apparently the ads were designed to show just how roomy the trunk of the Figo is. Additionally, both claim that the ads were never meant to be released to the general public.
-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte