Dear GM, it is 2013, not 1938. Just getting that out there. The car company is pulling ads that featured a recording from 1938 that referred to China as the “land of Fu Manchu,” where people say “ching ching, chop suey.” The ads have already been running in Canada since the beginning of April and were also posted on Chevrolet’s European website. The ads were going for a 1930s nostalgia feel. Unfortunately, folks, that’s not really going to inspire people to buy American.
UM WHAT? David Goldman/AP