Skip to comments.Cadillac Fuels Fury With 'anti-French' Advert at Countries That Take the 'Whole of August Off'
Posted on 04/14/2014 12:23:05 PM PDT by lbryce
Full Title:Cadillac fuels Parisian fury with 'anti-French' advert which takes a dig at countries who take the 'whole of August Off'
U.S. luxury car maker Cadillac has provoked anger in France with an advert which pokes fun at countries where workers 'stroll home, stop by the cafe... and take the whole of August off'.
The commercial features Desperate Housewives actor Neil McDonough as a successful businessman who compares 'hard-working' Americans to their counterparts abroad who in his words 'don't work'.
He says: 'Why do we work so hard? For what? For this? For stuff? Other countries don't work, they stroll home, stop by the cafe, they take August off. Off.
'Why aren't you like that? Why aren't we like that? Because we crazy, driven, hard-working believers that's why.'
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'Lamentable': An advert for Cadillac, featuring Desperate Housewives actor Neil McDonough (pictured), has angered the French by poking fun at countries where workers 'take the whole of August off'
Dig:The advert does not explicitly mention the French, but it leaves little to the imagination when McDonough signs off with: 'That's the upside of taking just two weeks off in August. N'est-ce pas?
French media immediately took issue with the advert
I liked the commercial and McDonough was great in it!
I didn’t see the commercial but I heard it and I thought it was great!
(Surprised this is news TODAY. The ad came out over a month ago.)
Loved the ad. Still won’t ever, ever, EVER buy a GM product.
Same here. I guess I'm a Ford guy now. But that ad does give me a hankering for some Freedom Fries.
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This was weeks and weeks ago. The French are still stewing about this? I thought they didn’t care what we silly Americans did with our own products. No further need to cry over spilled White Chablis. Calmez Vous, et Ferme le Bouche.
When there's such a choice available, I never purchase a product or service that's union-made. As the infamous Lordstown, Ohio plant revealed, union "workers" produce shoddy goods. And since Big Labor thugs invariably favor Marxism, I don't give them my hard-earned money.
One of my all-time favorite things, period!
First time I saw it, I was like “HELL YES”!! I watch it every week on purpose.
Things are free when they are not worth anything.
Ask any little boy if he’d rather have the ‘free’ plastic whistle in the Cracker Jack box or a Tonka truck dad buys him!!
They’re whining because the truth hurts. The only thing not true is the statement “we’re the only ones going back up there”.
Before you jump too fast, I know the Italians take the whole month off as well.
As it stands now, the only ones who can go BACK up there Americans. Nobody else has ever walked the surface.
If they don’t like this ad, they must really hate the new Muppet Movie..
The Italians and French are not Americans—the Cadillac spot hit the mark—we are crazy driven people—more like the Germans than anyone else in Europe. We like to work—lounging around has never been part of the American scene (until recently)
The French are free to make a 2CV ad making fun of us for being wealth obsessed workaholics.
Yeah, I know. Probably would not go well for them.
Truth hurts, I guess.
This coming from a bankrupt failed company wasting billions of tax dollars FUGM
If such a thing as ‘truth in advertising’ existed, he’d finish the spot with the statement:
‘Yes, this is the most hideous car ever devised. Brought to you by the makers of the Pontiac Aztec. We’ve now outdone ourselves. Aztec owners, rejoice - you can now laugh at your neighbor for buying this Cadillac.’
What are you typing about? You need to tell me that the Italians and French are not Americans? I don’t follow your point.
I have lived in all three countries you mentioned with my heritage being German. Hated living in the other two and because I never lost anything in them, I quickly discovered I have no reason to go back.