Video: Audi A5 commercial done in poor taste

Ordinarily, commercials serve the purpose of making you want to buy a certain product, whether it’s for a car or a detergent. Sometimes, however, the real message of the ad gets skewed by what the consumers see at face value when they’re watching it.

Take this new commercial by Audi for the new A5. Sure, we get the message of clean diesel technology and all that. But do you really have to use a suicide attempt to get the message across?

If you ask us, it’s a terrible idea and it’s definitely of poor taste to even remotely associate the benefits of the A5 with some poor schmuck trying to suffocate himself to death.

If you folks haven’t seen the ad, feel free to check it out.


Source: YouTube

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  (571) posted on 01.20.2010

I haven’t seen the video but I got your message. That is one strategy for advertising. Sometimes you have to exaggerate everything to get more attention. Advertisers know that.

  (808) posted on 01.10.2010

OMG, why do they remove this video? i really love to watch a teasing movie from audi.

  (780) posted on 01.10.2010

"The video was removed by user" that’s too ty on your part tard. Anyways I was like excited on that video where you gave me a real deal on this video that "yeah, I think it’s interesting" but after I played it, I saw that prompt. Great!

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