Oh for crying out loud: Mercedes-Benz apologies for upsetting Chinese communists with Dalai Lama quo

canadafreepress.com | 2/7/2018 | Dan Calabrese
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Whatever you do, don’t offend Chinese communists. Hollywood knows this very well. Not for no reason did the lame remake of Red Dawn feature an invasion of the United States by North Korea for cripe’s sakes. Make China the invader, and the movie never gets released there. That’s a billion people whose money you need at the box office.

Bowl Cut Jr. doesn’t have many cinemaplexes in his glorious shining kingdom.

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American companies are terrified of upsetting the Red Chinese regime, and if they inadvertently do so, they will prostrate themselves to whatever extent is necessary recover access to the biggest consumer market in the world.

Have I mentioned that the Red Chinese really hate anyone who has pointed out their brutal record on human rights, especially those who have proven their courage by continuing to speak the truth about their brutality while living in exile? Especially when these darn people won’t die. So they really hate the Dalai Lama, which I guess Mercedes-Benz’s marketing people didn’t know when they posted an inspirational quote from the Dalai Lama on Instragram.

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Oops! Time for the groveling:

Mercedes-Benz apologized to Chinese consumers on Tuesday for an Instagram post showing one of its luxury cars along with a quote from exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, whom Beijing considers a dangerous separatist.

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In a statement on its official Weibo, the German car maker said it had deleted the controversial post immediately, and offered its sincerest apology to Chinese people, in a sign that foreign brands are growing more wary of the reputational damage that missteps on touchy political issues can bring.

In a “MondayMotivation” hashtagged post on Instagram, Mercedes showed one of its white cars on a beach along with a quote attributed to the Dalai Lama: “Look at the situations from...
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