News Release–Chinese to boycott products of CNN’s advertisers
Waking up in the morning, CNN’s advertisers might feel inscrutable that their products have already been on Chinese’s boycott lists.
Stunned and shocked by a racist and hatred remark on the Chinese people by CNN’s commentator Jack Cafferty in “the Situation Room” aired on April 9th, Chinese is fighting back by boycotting products of CNN’s advertisers– those who are airing advertisements during Cafferty’s show time.
Cafferty charged the Chinese people with a highly despicable assault by saying,
They (Chinese) are basically the same bunch goons and thugs they have been in the past fifty years.
Transcript can be found at
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0804/09/sitroom.03.html. A video segment can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=584D5fHB2H4.
The Chinese new campaign against CNN is just an upgrade version of “tit for tat” after Cafferty’s assault and CNN’s recent coverings on Olympic relay in Paris, Germany and San Francisco, which is overwhelmingly condemned by Chinese as ungrounded and defamatory.
The appeal, circulated on internet and bulletin boards, indicates a strong nationalist reaction among sections of the Chinese public ignited. This time, CNN is the target.
More advertising bucks pour here on CNN to sponsor this program on CNN, the worse marketing expect there in China — a headache that the advertisers are suffering from. In recent years, most Fortune 500 companies target at China, a country with more than 1.3 billion customers.
The boycott statement urged CNN’s advertisers to understand Chinese people’s anger against Cafferty while did mention that the campaign is not to target any company who is running advertisements on other unrelated programs CNN is running, “at this point we Chinese just consider unacceptable for advertisers airing their ads on Cafferty’s show time”.
Till now, no apology has been heard from Cafferty. CNN has made no clear statement or took no action since.
Earlier this week, Coca Cola withdrew one of its advertisements in Germany which stirred the ire of many Chinese Internaut and nationalists who criticized the intention of pro-Tibet-Independence and urged the public to boycott the brand.
The poster – spotted in a German railway station – shows Buddhist monks on a rollercoaster with the slogan: “Make it real”.
A spokesperson from Coca Cola said on April 9th: ” This was certainly not our intention … The old image was being used in the window of a shop in Bremen and has since been taken down …”