Skip to comments.Audi Green Police Ads Downright Offensive
Posted on 02/08/2010 9:50:15 AM PST by Ben Mugged
Im sure some idiot at Audi thought these Green Police commercials for the Super Bowl would be funny. I found them downright offensive and not the least bit funny.
In the collection of ads below, you see a guy at the store pick plastic when the checkout gal asks paper or plastic and the Green Police immediately arrest the earth-destroyer for his intended assault on Mother Gaia. (Didnt these enviro-idiots come up with the plastic bags some 20 years ago to save the earth from all the trees being killed for paper bags?) You also have Green Police digging through peoples trash for batteries, and shining a searchlight into a guys kitchen for putting (or not puttingnot being a green wacko, Im not sure which is proper) something down his drain. And (oh my) we have evil maniacs being busted for using incandescent light bulbs, plastic water bottles, and having the water too warm in the hot tub. Of course at the end of the commercial, you have the greenie driving an eco-friendly car who is blessed by the Green Police High Priests.
If Audi really meant to point out the idiocy of the green movement and its very real threats to freedom they failed to deliver anything which clues the viewer in to a message that We think this is nuts. The commercial is presented with too much seriousness to be taken any other way than as approval of such Gestapo tactics. But if Audi wants to appeal to the real environmental wacko out there, they definitely hit the mark with these commercials.
These earth-worshipping morons might have thought they were being cute; maybe theyve been drinking too much of their own Koolaid and have totally lost touch with reality.
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I thought the same thing watching them last night.....would NEVER buy an Audi after watching that ad.
They could have made their point with a lighter treatment of the issue. Their ad might well have been written by George Orwell.
That was our reaction, too. It was “there we are soon.” Wouldn’t take an Audi as a gift. Creepy, creepy ad.
What’s also ironic is that greenies and C.A.R.B. would probably ban this car from being sold in California. Environuts hate diesels:
CARB hid information about scientist in diesel emission rules fight
Why would they have to point out “this is nuts” -
anyone with common sense would say “that’s nuts”,
but they’d also say “that’s what the econazis have in mind”.
I got it, and I’m not that far above average in intelligence.
I really don’t understand why the commercial is offensive. The idea of a green police force of course is offensive but these folks were making fun of that. Were you offended by “Springtime for Hitler?”
I think it served as a huge warning.
All this “controversy” is GREAT.
Of course, while I was watching it, I was saying - time to shoot back.
It was a great commercial. It was genius in its ability to ridicule the greens. And this coming on the heels of Climategate. Wow!
Was the idea that if everybody bought an Audi then that would help the environment so much that there wouldn’t need to be any “green police.” If so they didn’t say. I call the ad a downer despite its name recognition and think it will spur people to the competition, maybe even a bit gas guzzling like Ford trucks.
I have a friend who had to have the engine in his new car rewired because critters crawled up into the engine and made a meal out of the wire casings while we were on vacation, and also proceeded to build a nest and have babies in one of the engine cavities. The repair guy said that these new eco-friendly wire coverings and casings are made from soy products, which these critters love to nibble on, and he is making a mint off of the repairs.
Moronic green people will be the death of us yet.
I’ve never seen a more detrimental (to the company airing it) add in my life. I vowed never to buy an Audi. Never.
Whoever came up with these has no business being in marketing.
Im with Rush on this. Audi score on both sides. THey were clearly making fun of the Green movement and not supporting The Green Police.
Really weird mixed reaction to this ad,
all based on our own individual personal assumptions
MOTIVES OF THE AD MAKERS.
I think Audi tried to split the uprights on this one. One the one hand, giving credence to the Green Police offends us. On the other hand, they mocked the prospect of an arrest over incandescent lighting - one of the Green Movements biggest debacles (the CF Bulb is far more dangerous than the incandescent it supposedly replaces).
So, on balance I liked it.
Wire tie some rat poison in the engine compartment.
I had to do that on my car and it’s a 2000 model.
My guess is that is who they are marketing to ECO-NAZIS.
Pretty stupid move for an Hun Run Company.
I thought Audi was poking fun at the eco-Nazis. Sure made folks talk about the ad :-)
Again, it’s very hard to discern the motives,
and to assume their motives is foolhardy.
Be happy that this is out there waking people up,
even if there are some econuts that WANT this to happen,
other people need to be aware that it is indeed a goal
of the left to do this.
It wasn't particularly offensive to me as it was disturbing in it's depiction of a future too many are all too willing to accept in giving up their freedoms to the environmental (green) movement. Including the major corporation I work for.
And no, Springtime for Hitler was hilarious.
Motives schmotives, it’s already well known that the things that the green police went after were or are shortly to be verboten. Nobody with even a trace of libertarian streak is going to fail to be outraged at the idea, or to ask what will buying this Audi possibly do about the situation.
I thought it was funny, and a not-too-subtle poke at the absurd extremes the enviro-wackos will go to.
I think the commercial was a picture of how fanatic the “green” people have been getting lately. It pointed out how far the government will go to infringe upon the rights of its citizens.
Judging by the mixed reaction on this, as well as other on-topic threads, I'd say they failed miserably to get this across (if this was truly their intention). If an add fails to get it's message across to the majority of viewers, as this one did, and if people have to purposely defend it, that's far from genius.
It was very funny......
Using humor could be an avenue for getting through to these left wing loons. Let’s face it, the langauge of reason doesn’t work.
They may have tried to split the uprights, but in my opinion they pushed it far left, like that loopy Colts field goal attempt. Just for my own purposes, I scored all of the Super Bowl commercials on a “Fun and Suprise Ending” scale of 1 to 5. The Audi ad scored a minus five due to downright scariness. Humor about opression is a hard target to hit. They missed.
Oh, I shocked a few folks at the gathering I was at by saying “time to shoot back” over and over again.
I was outraged at what was going on. But today, I am glad that more people are seeing this and perhaps saying “is this what I want in my country?”
I thought it was funny too! I don't watch the super bowl ads for shopping ideas, I watch them for their humor and creativity.........
I’ve read 3-4 threads on this commercial, so I know I’m going to get flamed. I thought it was one of the better commercials and found it to be funny. I think people are taking it the wrong way.
1. Audi was making fun of the green movement, showing how ridiculous the world has (may) become.
2. Audi was also alluding that you don’t have to drive golf-cart hybrids to be clean. I personally don’t find anything wrong with better, cleaner technology, as long as the market supports it and I’m not forced by legislation to use it. I didn’t feel like Audi was supporting all of these “green” tactics.
Personally, I think diesel cars make more sense than hybrids. They’re more fun to drive and they get good gas mileage. I like the power of V6 sedans, but having driven a Volkswagon TDI, I’d gladly buy a diesel Honda Accord instead of a V6 version.
If Audi would provide information on its website about how to try to politically counter these green police, they would provide a powerful channel for the sense of outrage. For a quasi libertarian like me, it’s like “why the hell should I play along with THAT system and that includes buying your car?”
Although the ad was a little weird, Audi's attitude is clearly that the "Green Police" are not a good thing. Doesn't that fit with the POV of conservatives?
So, why does this dim writer decry the ad? If the ad was not to sell a car, but to warn of a very bad idea that is coming our way, would the writer have complained about it or lauded it?
I was able to read between the lines and see that it was a warning to our possible future, but most libtards probably thought it was a good idea.
They’re funny ads, and anybody that didn’t get the “this is nuts” message was deliberately not paying attention.
What will you think when you see an Audi on the road next time? First few things that come to mind for me.
avoids future shock
You’re talking about it. You hate how you feel. But what will Audi do for you if that dark day of fascism comes? God, it’s pure psychological genius. And hell, if you hate Audi there is another german car with similar features that you may buy. It’s a Volkswagon and VW owns Audi.
It’s the same with the Hyundai commercials talking about safety and reliability. Where do you go to buy a car if you were looking at Toyotas and were turned off? Hyundai with the 10 yr 100,000 warranty. Who owns Hyundai? Toyota.
Makes you think.
I thought it was hilarious. But I’m weird that way.
If you are a globull warming/climate change cultist your hero "green police" are like you , true believer zealots, just with a cutaway before the summary execution of the ignorant, unwashed offender.
If you are a Marxist fighting patriot, the green contra-Constitutional eco-terrorists are portrayed in absolute accuracy.
Cut the last few seconds of the Audi diesel being given a pass by the watermelon jackboots and it is the perfect political satire.
I suppose a deep Rat might say (pinching nose) “no there aren’t any green police!”
Audi shows their true colors in this ad:
Which, I assume is an answer to this one:
I thought it was a funny ad... Mocking the green nazi’s, but showing you can still get a decent MPG in a cool car. (Not the clown cars the green police were driving.) TDI are excellent. What’s wrong with getting 40+ MPG, while having room for 5 people with the ability to go 100mph. (yes, i know that’s speeding)
I also realized that some people on here can really suck the fun out of anything...
Actually......Audi has a series featuring the individual “green policemen” educating us on being environmentally good citizens on youtube. They are pushing the green thing....
Of course, one of my favorite Cheap Trick songs was the background music, so I at least enjoyed that part of the commercial.
Liberals have no sense of humor.................
What’s creepy about those ads is that they are very funny. They successfully mock the idea of the Green Police. But then at the end of the ad, they declare themselves to be ON THE SIDE OF the Green Police. That makes no sense.
This would make a great ad for a big, gas-guzzling SUV or a Hummer. The ad would say, “To hell with the Green Police. I’m a free American and I’ll drive what I like.”
On the contrary. What these ads do is mock the idea of Green Police and then go on to say: “Kneel down to the Green Police. Our little green car will help you do it.”
I don’t know what on earth they were thinking of to run something like that. It just goes to show that liberals are even more out of touch with reality than we thought.
Somehow I missed the Audi Green Police Ads. Good thing I did, I prolly would have ‘done an Elvis’ to my TV.
It was funny in a creepy sort of way. Only crypto-fascist Greens could have actually liked the behavior of the “Green Police.”
Wait a minute - how do you know those critters weren’t endangered?! You may have destroyed a natural habitat!!
Someone needs to lighten up. This was Reno 911 dressed in green.