We just received the following missive on the Dodge doggie electrocution Euro viral spot we showed you earlier. The release, which we're told can be attributed to Jason Vines, Vice President Communications, for the Chrysler Group will now commence:
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — "Chrysler Group was dismayed to discover today that an advertisement created by an ad agency supporting our Netherlands Market Performance Center goes far beyond the bounds of what the company considers appropriate. The advertisement for the new Dodge Nitro, recently introduced into the market, which includes fictional yet inappropriate treatment of an animal, is in extremely bad taste...
...Although European commercials — especially "viral" ads like this one — are often edgier, this one went over the edge. Chrysler Group is investigating the origins of this commercial.
We have requested the viral ad be pulled from YouTube.com."
Phew! Glad we're not hosting our video on YouTube.com and still able to have it right here for you to see.