May 10, 2012
Oops! Ferrari Apologizes For Damaging Ancient Chinese Wall | NewsFeed | TIME.com

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Italian luxury automaker Ferrari has apologized for causing damage to a 600-year-old Ming dynasty era wall, after one of its cars seared tire marks into the ancient Chinese landmark, the BBC reports.

Intended as a publicity stunt, a special edition Ferrari was filmed spinning, screeching and performing “drifts” atop the centuries-old monument in the former imperial capital of Nanjing on Sunday night. The exhibit was supposed to be a part of a greater celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the Italian company’s entrance into the Chinese market, according to China’s official news agency Xinhua, but the footage sparked public outrage and forced the company to cancel the commemoration.

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    I’m a little late, but still it’s kind of funny.
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    oops!
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    WHY WAS THIS EVEN ALLOWED LIKE OH LET’S DRIVE A FERRARI THROUGH THE SISTINE CHAPEL IT’S GREAT PUBLICITY FOR THE VATICAN...
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    I originally saw this linked as “Guy in Ferrari does Doughnuts on the Great Wall of China” and misread it as “Guy Fieri...
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    Way to go #Ferrari? Not.
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    Capitalist pigs.
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