Comments: When World Domination Envy

Hmmm...

I don't necessarily think the ad campaign was in very good taste (no pun intended), but that wouldn't be the first time advertisers screwed up big time. I think it's a bit of an exaggeration to say as they do in one of the stories "It's clearly a takeoff on the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center". I thought of it as a takeoff of a Godzilla movie, the ones with the man in the rubber Godzilla suit and bad special effects (not the incredibly bad remake with Matthew Broderick).

Who is "the Center for Individual Freedom" anyway??? Sounds rather Orwellian. Time for me to do some digging.

posted by Jack on August 5, 2004 06:18 PM

Fascinating...

The mission statement for the "Center for Individual Freedom" can be found here. It is:

Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with the mission to protect and defend individual freedoms and individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

Not saying that I particularly like the Subway ads in Germany, but it seems that they would fall under "free speech", even if they are offensive.

So, why is the Center for Individual Freedom making so much hay in this case AGAINST the ads? Something doesn't smell right here...

Sorry, Key, since I first asked the question here, I thought I'd post what I'd found so far. I'll put the rest of this up on Random Fate.

posted by Jack on August 5, 2004 06:35 PM

They're German, Jack. I don't question their RIGHT to be assholes; I just thought I'd point it out.

If anything, I'm betting they're violating their franchise agreement with Subway.

(Screw the Center for Individual Freedom. Probably just another organization running their mouths and begging for money.)

posted by Key on August 5, 2004 06:54 PM
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