Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama exploited to sell VWs in South Africa.
(click ads, via) Well, at least Ogilvy Cape Town respected the white space, if not the black men. Ogilvy is a Volkswagen ad agency in the country, so these appear to be real (probably trade) ads promoting the VW TSI engine. The King execution is particularly pathetic. In the last two years, Obama's been illicitly utilized to sell scores of products and services worldwide.
Is this the most inappropriate BamBranding yet? Compare here and here.
Related: the creepiest VW ads ever.