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GM Pulls Ad That Labels Transit Riders 'Creeps And Weirdos'

General Motors Canada has pulled an ad campaign suggesting that transit buses are full of "creeps and weirdos."
March 31, 2003, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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An ad for a Chevy Cavalier that appeared in the The Georgia Straight, a Vancouver weekly magazine, has generated a firestorm of complaints. See the original ad here:http://vancouver.indymedia.org/uploads/creeps.jpgLocal citizens "noticed that the ads promoted GM's support for Vancouver's 2010 Olympic bid -- which favours effective and environmentally sustainable transportation like buses."

Thanks to Patrick McDonough

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Published on Friday, March 28, 2003 in The Vancouver Sun
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