Swedish vodka maker, Absolut has pulled a controversial advertisement that showed a map of the United States and Mexico as they were before the Mexican American War. The advertisement read “In An Absolut World.”
A spokesperson for Absolut said that the ad wasn’t meant to stir up anti-American sentiment.
“In no way was this meant to offend or disparage, nor does it advocate an altering of borders, nor does it lend support to any anti-American sentiment, nor does it reflect immigration issues,” a spokeswoman wrote on Absolut’s Web site.
“Instead, it hearkens to a time which the population of Mexico may feel was more ideal,” she wrote.
Absolut vodka pulls ad showing California in Mexico [Yahoo!] (Thanks, Anne!)