Skyy Vodka belatedly saw a good opportunity for some free PR with this whole Absolut Mexico ad brouhaha, which really hit its zenith a week ago. But the second-rate liquor company came lumbering in today with a faux-cheeky press release about how they support the Treaty of Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War in 1848. Oh they don't want America to be Mexico. We get it! And Skyy has now reaped some added benefit by drawing the public support of the flag-waving xenophobe crowd at BoycottAbsolut.com! Full press release, with choice patriotic quotes opposing invasion of the US, after the jump.
BoycottAbsolut.com Thanks American Vodka Brand SKYY for Criticism of Absolut!
April 11, 2008
Contact: ALIPAC, firstname.lastname@example.org, (866) 703-0864
History was made today when American made SKYY Vodka sent out a press
release proudly supporting the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and
criticizing Absolut for their offensive advertising in Mexico.
"This is the first time we have ever seen an American brand stand up,
recognize, and support US Sovereignty against an import that is
pandering to illegal immigration supporters," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "We
want to thank SKYY Vodka for showing themselves as a patriotic and top
shelf alternative to Absolut."
The National Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition (NIIBC) plans to
incorporate the news from SKYY Vodka into their boycott website at
www.boycottabsolut.com All coalition groups will be encouraged to share this
All boycott supporters will now be encouraged to try SKYY Vodka, as a
show of thanks to the American brand for standing up for Americans!
"I like SKYY Vodka!", said William Gheen. "It is great to be able to
have an occasional martini without contributing to a Global corporation,
like Absolut, that is encouraging the invasion of my nation."