Skip to comments.Sacre Cordon Bleu! (Subway ad upsets French, pulled from air )
Posted on 10/10/2005 5:28:05 PM PDT by lowbridge
Sacre Cordon Bleu! What Would Jesus Bet? Sunday, October 09, 2005 By Scott Norvell
AFP reports that the Subway sandwich shop chain has apologized for an ad campaign poking fun at French cowardice after some Francophiles in America complained that it was disrespectful.
The ad featured a cordon bleu chicken sandwich with the words, "France and chicken, somehow it just goes together." A photo of a chicken dressed like Napoleon accompanied the advertisement.
A spokesman for Subway said the campaign was meant to champion French cuisine. The ads were removed once company execs realized that people were offended, he said.
"Saying that the French are dirty or cowards is a little bit like saying the sky is blue. Nobody is going to contest it," Denis Chazelle, a long-time French resident of the Washington area, told AFP. "I think (French bashing) is worse now than it was two years ago because, although it's not as relentless as it was, it has become a lot more accepted and part of the landscape."
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The French are such an easy target...
LOL... It sounds like written by a Freeper...
Il n'y a pas d'honte être français. Il y a seulement l'honte dans rester de français.
(There is no shame in being French. There is only shame in staying French.)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
"France and chicken, somehow it just goes together."
The best oneliner I've heard lately.
I just have to determine which smells better, the cheese, the frog or the French.
Good thing they pulled that ad. Napoleon was not French. He was Corsican!
Not the French, either the cheese or the frog ...
LOL! I'm going to go to Subway more often now. Sort of like a reverse boycott!
Definitely the cheese. I would eat cheese.
"Subway Receives French Undressing"
Well, just to be safe, I will stick to cheese.
"Definitely the cheese. I would eat cheese."
I have a new tagline.
I'd be more impressed if they hadn't pulled the ad.
We have a long, long way to go to catch up to French intellectuals in terms of bashing anyone. So This Frenchman informs me in a brilliant book which I'd recommend to anyone who wants to understand just how bad it is there and just why this sort of story is so very silly.
At least they ran it initially.
OK - that decides it. I'm going to Subway for lunch tomorrow. France and chicken - going together? It's so obvious...
Everyone, come on, you know the French aren't chickens
they're more Le Cornish Hen, but not so roosterish.
Me, too. I would not want to be known as having surrendered to the French.
French army knife...
Shoot, that ad made me buy a few of those cordon blue sandwhiches. Everytime I go in, I would laugh so hard at the ad that the only thing I could get out was chicken cordon blue, or just point to the ad. It was ingenious.
Nah, the cheese.
What an insult to Napoleon!
The present state of denial and hubris in France is shocking, dangerous, and horrifying.
Those who love France are screaming at the top of their lungs: "Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!"
Unfortunately, we are like a Greek chorus, warning those who have doomed themselves to inevitable tragedy.
The bashing is a wake-up call that is looooooooooooooooooooooooong overdue.
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