VIDEO: Does Honda ad showing Detroit bankruptcy court take dig at Big Three?
2:02 PM, Jan 21, 2014
6:34 PM, Jan 21, 2014
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Is Honda taking a dig at Detroit's Big Three?
In one of their latest national ads the automaker may paint an unfriendly picture of our city.
Sixteen seconds into the 2:38 ad you can see protestors outside the Eastern District of Michigan - U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit. Meanwhile the lyrics "Today, is pretty bad, today the world is pretty sad," are playing over the images.
Video of the protestors appears be to altered. The name Theodore Levin is removed from above United States Courthouse sign as is the address on Lafayette in downtown Detroit.
Additional images of bankruptcy court appear later in the ad as well as footage of a factory that may or may not be from our city.
A statement from a Honda representative based in Detroit states, "Being born and raised in the Detroit area, I can assure you there was no intention to choose specific location for that footage -- we selected "stock footage" and paid for rights for the news reel footage. The spot was produced with a general look at past events in history and not any specific event."