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Ford Motor Company’s ‘Redefining Tough’ Ad Sparks Controversy over LGBT Representation. Ford Motor Company has recently found itself embroiled in a potential controversy after a Twitter ad campaign featuring a rainbow-colored vehicle caught the attention of users. The commercial, part of Ford’s ‘Redefining Tough’ campaign, showcases two Ford Raptor pick-up trucks engaging in a desert race. However, what has drawn criticism is the fact that one of the trucks has been adorned with the LGBT rainbow flag, including transgender baby blue and pink colors, symbolizing inclusivity. Despite the ad being over 10 months old and produced by Ford’s European division, it has recently gained traction on Twitter, accumulating over a million views.

Twitter Users React to the Ad. The commercial, once discovered by Twitter users, received mixed reviews and generated a wave of discussions. Many users expressed their dissatisfaction with the ad, questioning Ford’s decision to associate the LGBT rainbow flag with the concept of toughness. The rainbow flag, a symbol of the movement advocating for inclusivity and equality, took a controversial stance when juxtaposed with the theme of toughness in the ad.

Some users even pointed out the license plate shown on the vehicle, adding to the ongoing debate. While the exact details of the license plate were not explicitly mentioned, it became another topic of conversation among Twitter users.

Potential Blowback and Corporate Alignments. Given the recent successful boycott of Bud Light following its collaboration with transgender celebrity Dylan Mulvaney, Ford might face unexpected repercussions from this controversial ad. It remains to be seen how other major companies will position themselves regarding the LGBT movement, especially with ‘Pride Month’ approaching in June. Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, suffered significant damage due to the boycott, prompting speculation on the potential impact for other corporations aligning themselves with similar campaigns.

Adidas, a notable company known for its sports apparel, may soon find itself regretting its decision to launch the “Pride 2023” ad campaign. The campaign features a man wearing a women’s one-piece bathing suit designed by South African designer Rich Mnisi. While the model’s gender identity remains undisclosed, the presence of masculine features in the ad has sparked discussions. Adidas describes the campaign, titled “Let Love Be Your Legacy,” as a celebration of self-expression, imagination, and the belief in the unifying power of love.