Groupon Tibet Ad: Win or Fail?
|February 7, 2011||Filled under Uncategorized|
If you were on Facebook or Twitter during the Superbowl you likely have heard a lot about this ad. The Elephant Journal said “I’d love to see similar “humor” inspired by other genocides. Oh, wait, no, I wouldn’t.”
The Wall Street Journal said about the ad “It’s not clear yet whether Groupon sought controversy for its Super Bowl commercial to gain publicity, but either way the venture capital-backed daily deal site sure got it.”
I personally found it terribly disrespectful and tasteless. Some are saying it’s fine because they ask you to donate to the causes on their website but does that really make it okay to make light of others pain? What about all the money they spent on the ads? What could that have done for these causes?