A fake one minute commercial about a new Mercedes Benz caused sensation on social networks, after showing Hitler as a child being run over by the car.
A group of film students from the School of Cinematography of Baden-Württemberg in Germany put a fake ad in Youtube, generating over 171,000 views in less than 48 hours in addition to the reaction of the media in Germany and worldwide.
The video shows one of the latest models from the Mercedes-Benz driving along an old rural town. The dashboard announces the presence of children playing in the street and stops before impact them. Then the car keeps going and a child (Hitler) appears running with a kite until both crash into each other fatally, without the board announcing the presence of the kid. It then displays the slogan “Detects danger before they come up.”
The automotive company Daimler AG also released its complaint about the unauthorized use of its name and said it was “inappropriate” to include “the death of a child as well as content related to National Socialism” in an ad, albeit “fictional” .
The ad has been nominated for the Revelation German event called First Steps, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz