Ford Motors India has issued an apology after a Ford advertising poster surfaced depicting scantily-clad women bound and gagged in the trunk of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s car.
The poster features a grinning caricature of Berlusconi and three women tied up in the Ford Figo’s “extra-large” trunk. Berlusconi is well-known for his “bunga bunga” sex parties.
According to MSN NZ, the advertisement was a part of a series of posters created to promote the vehicle’s trunk, though they were never used in any paid media.
The images reportedly first appeared on the “Ads of the World” website.
“The posters are contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within Ford and our agency partners,” Ford India said in a statement. “Together with our partners, we are reviewing approval and oversight processes to help ensure nothing like this ever happens again.”