Ford Evil Twin SportKa is too evil

Ford Sports Ka The Evil twin - is a little too evil in one of the commercials apparantly. In the ad a pigeon swoops down to the bonnet of the car, but the evil car defends itself and whacks the bird away.

People who fancy pigeons are condeming the advert (suprise!). Brian Tattersall, president of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, calls the ad "incredibly bad taste" and he has called for the advert to be banned.

Even the RSPCA has joined in the battle to bad the advert, claiming that the use of shock tactics to cause offence and gain publicity is just "very, very bad taste."

"The car is most certainly not designed to hurt animals." said a spokeswoman for Ford to Ananova

(psssst! To view the ad at the The Evil twin site, just click on "highlights" - more ads will appear there soon)

Update Friday, April 02, 2004: the ford Cat is here Ford Sportka – Cat (0:30) (2004) (UK)

Comments (10)

  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THE CAT IN THE COMMERCIAL IS A REAL CAT?!?!?!?
    I REALLLLLLY NEED TO KNOW!!!!

    Feb 02, 2007
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    This is poor taste and won't be allowed on UK screens. However, The camera is positioned in a specific manner along with the car. In reality, it's unlikely to be all
    real as it is too 'set up'. The whole thing must have been digitally created as the chances of this happening went you want it to are pretty remote. It is very difficult to tell whether what you see is actually real. I would rather think it's not. If anyone knows any better, maybe they could add a comment.

    Chris

    May 06, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Change "won't be allowed" to "was allowed" because this thing aired back in 2003 (check the date on the article) and the pigeon people actually did complain when it aired.

    And yes, the whole thing is done in CGI.

    May 06, 2005
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Apr 18, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Real cat but not actually de-cat-itated for real.

    Oct 28, 2007
  • adlib's picture
    adlib

    Who in the world is naive enough to think that was real? Flattering to the post house though.

    Oct 28, 2007

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