Controversial Porsche Ad Leaves Viewers Furious

Controversial Porsche Ad Leaves Viewers Furious

( – Several companies have received backlash in recent months for going woke. Budweiser, Target, and Disney are among them. Now, one of the most popular car brands in the world is facing criticism over a new advertisement.

Porsche released a new ad to celebrate 60 β€œ very fast years” of the Porsche 911. It promoted a special edition model of the vehicle, the 2024 Porsche 911 S/T. The two-and-a-half-minute video showed the evolution of the car, and part of it was created in Lisbon, Portugal. It included a scene showing a woman walking past a bridge. In the background, there appears to be a tall structure.

That structure is the pedestal that holds the Cristo Rei, a massive statue of Jesus Christ that overlooks the city. The statue was erected after WWII to express gratitude because the country survived the war without damage because it had decided to remain neutral during the conflict. Social media users demanded to know why the company removed the statue from the video.

Other users on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, said they were going to boycott the company, accusing the German car maker of going woke. One user wrote, β€œPorsche wants the BUD LIGHT treatment,” referencing the boycott of Anheuser-Busch beer after the company sent cans of Bud Light to a transgender social media influencer. The cans had her face on them. She posted a photo of them online, and Conservatives called for a boycott.

The company reuploaded a new video that included the entire statue. But one X user still wasn’t happy. They said it wasn’t an accident and accused the company of only reuploading the ad after β€œthey got CAUGHT.”

A spokesperson for Porsche told FOX Business that they were β€œtruly sorry and can fully understand the hurt [the edit] has caused.”

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