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Ford commercial showing decapitation of cat

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Has anyone seen it? I haven't, but I heard it mentioned on CNN last night. I wasn't really paying attention but when I heard the words decapitation and cat in the same sentence of course it got my interest.

Seems Ford has a commerical that shows a cat getting decapitated while being driven in one of their cars. Of course a real cat wasn't hurt in the making of the commercial but still...WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!! It just boggles my mind that anyone would approve such a commercial. It'll make me think twice if I ever have the opportunity to buy a Ford!
post #2 of 17
I haven't seen this, either, Diane. How horrible!
post #3 of 17
I have not seen it, but I imagine if they get some negative response they would pull the ad like most big companies would. Anyone have a good email address to complain to for them?

Edit:
Ok followed the links and I saw it.. gosh thats terrible. My only consolation is that it is not real in the sense no animal was harmed, thankfully. Wether or not it truely was an ad offically or unoffically thought up by Ford, and wether or not it ever made it onto the air are pretty vague as far as I am concerned since I personally have never heard a direct response from Ford on the subject at least not yet. Of course I did not email them either and ask. Thank goodness there are people who find it disturbing, if there were not I would worry about the world more then I already do. If it was a real commercial, I hope someone got some therapy and a new job because of it.
post #4 of 17
We had a thread about this on the SOS forum back in May: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...light=Ford+cat
post #5 of 17
I actually had a so called "friend" send that clip to me and said it was a really good commercial. After watching it and getting sick to my stomache I sent a blistering email back to him and told him off There are some really sick people in this world and he is just one of them who takes pleasue in something like this??. He is no longer a friend of mine and all emails are blocked from him now
post #6 of 17
My boyfriend has it on his computer. It's horrible but funny at the same time. You can tell the cat that gets decapitated it a stuffed one. good editing. has anyone see the one where a bird flys right into the car's hood???? Now that one's funny!!

I think it was a banned commerical anyway
post #7 of 17
*Throwing rotten tomatos at my boyfriend's Ford truck*
post #8 of 17
Have some sence of humor people.... no cat was ever harmed in making the commercial. It's a stuffed cat!!!! It's easy to see the switch. The cat that is walking on the car is thin, while the cat that is "decapitated" big and fat, and stuffed. It's in a series of "cars defending themselves" type commericals. Nothing was ever harmed, although it looks like it. It's called computer editing. Since you havn't seen the commerical you don't know what I'm talking about. Yes it sounds horrible, but you have to SEE the commerical to know what is going on. I'm assuming the commerical we are talking about involves a red ford car and a orange and white cat. It's imposible for a sun roof to decapitate a cat, or anything for that matter. It was a banned commerical anyway so no big deal it was never aired. I never said it was my favorite commerical. It's one of those "OMG what just happend", morbidly funny, like when someone get's hit with a baseball bat, I assume everyone's seen AFV?? Kinda like that.
Hate it love it or indifferent, please respect all opinions for what they are OPINIONS. That is the whole reason why we are a country after all.
post #9 of 17
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I have a sense of humor. The part in the Christmas Vacation movie where the cat was chewing on the electrical cord and got blown up...that cracked me up But I don't think any advertisers should show their products injuring or killing any living thing, it's just not right!
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by eburgess
Nothing was ever harmed, although it looks like it. It's called computer editing. Since you havn't seen the commerical you don't know what I'm talking about. Yes it sounds horrible, but you have to SEE the commerical to know what is going on.
No CAT was harmed, but I am sure it harmed in some small way at least the viewers who were offended by the commercial.

I saw the commercial mentioned at the top of this thread. If you follow the links there is one link to view it at that actually works. So your wrong about that part.

As for it being stuffed or not, I think only the people who filmed and edited the commercial will know that part for sure, not just some viewer who is defending it.

Sure its a free country (this one at least atm) but that does not mean animal lovers should endorse and support a product that finds animal cruelity funny and something to joke about. There are other companies to support that do not have those views.

Yes, this is all opinion, and mine is that the commercial was tasteless, poorly thought out, and it should not air on public television because it is in such poor taste. So agree or not, I wont hate you for it but you cant convience me that it was something good and should be tolerated.

In some states of the US and "cultures" for lack of a better word, tossing a bag of kittens in a lake while tied up in a sack is considered the normal way to get rid of unwanted kittens. Would anyone here tell me that its ok because its their opinion that its ok to do it? I kind of doubt it.
post #11 of 17
Just one question...would it still be funny if it were a small child instead of a cat? An innocent is an innocent, IMO, and whether it was a stuffed cat or a dummy of a child, it's still not funny.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Just one question...would it still be funny if it were a small child instead of a cat? An innocent is an innocent, IMO, and whether it was a stuffed cat or a dummy of a child, it's still not funny.

Well, I am not going to say its not a crappy commercial idea, but I think its more the case of a "funny" idea that someone took too far. A dummy of a child would have been horrifying and not at all funny. The concept of the commercials is "cars defending themselves" against things like cats who walk all over and get little scratches and footprints, or birds who crap on them.

and, in reference to the post about only the makers of the commercial knowing for sure if a cat was harmed....umm, what?? I'm sorry but I think we all have to realize that no one - a leading car manufacturer especially - would actually decapitate a cat for a commercial, it would completely ruin them. I think the commercial is crap too, but lets be reasonable.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by SharonKay
in reference to the post about only the makers of the commercial knowing for sure if a cat was harmed....umm, what?? I'm sorry but I think we all have to realize that no one - a leading car manufacturer especially - would actually decapitate a cat for a commercial, it would completely ruin them. I think the commercial is crap too, but lets be reasonable.
Are you sure your not talking about:
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Originally Posted by Cirque
As for it being stuffed or not, I think only the people who filmed and edited the commercial will know that part for sure, not just some viewer who is defending it.
Because if so, I did not say what you seem to think I said..?
post #14 of 17
thats it I may have misunderstood you: when you said that whether or not a real cat was used to film the scene was only known to the producers and editors I heard in my head that you believed that a real animal could have been used to film it (like, the whole thing) when I think you were just saying that what really fell off of the car is only known for sure to the creators of the commercial.

sorry the voices in my head...I should really do something about them
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Just one question...would it still be funny if it were a small child instead of a cat? An innocent is an innocent, IMO, and whether it was a stuffed cat or a dummy of a child, it's still not funny.
Heidi you've said exactly what i was going to say!.

Fair enough it wasn't a real cat but to a lot of animal lovers it can be upsetting.

I've got a sense of humour but something like that doesn't raise a smirk i'm afraid!!.
post #16 of 17
I haven't seen it either, but now it's a good thing they don't play everything on TV I think I see in the road, because everything I see is a dead cat, it could be a bag, and I'll say to my hubby is that a cat? He'll say no it's a dead bag, dead shoe, dead bumper I am not for anything that looks like what I think I see, but I still don't want to see it even if it isn't I guess I'm
post #17 of 17
I actually saw the said advert as part of a series called 'Banned...' The advertisment was not endorsed by Ford and it wasn't even released (in the UK, anyway) It was produced using CGI by some random people who released it on the net as a joke/parody - as is a lot of the things these days! (IMO)

(Just my little bit of say!)

Another though, maybe the advert wasn't so distressing to the youger (no offense there, take it as you will) have grown up with the use of CG and graphic images, so have become almost immune to the effects. (again, IMO)
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