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Blunders : Ford India apologises for Berlusconi bondage ad

Ford Motor Company and the advertising firm WPP have issued apologies after mock ups of ads for the Ford Figo, a hatchback made in India, were posted online last week, Business Insider’s Laura Stampler reports.

While three posters were uploaded to (and removed from) Ads of the World, the one that has perhaps received the most attention features caricatures of three scantily-clad women with their hands and feet bound and their mouths gagged.

In the driver’s seat — looking back and flashing a peace sign — is a grinning man who looks a lot like Silvio Berlusconi, the embattled former Prime Minister of Italy. (Berlusconi is, of course, not only known for throwing wild “bunga bunga” sex parties, but is facing charges of paying for sex with an underage woman.)

 

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