Car manufacturer Dodge faced backlash Sunday and Monday for a Twitter banner that white nationalists and social justice advocates attempted to link to the Charlottesville riot.
Dodge’s wallpaper read “Roadkill Nights powered by Dodge,” “drag racing, thrill rides, muscle cars & more,” displaying the date Saturday, August 12 for the auto event — the same date as a Dodge driver killed a woman in Charlottesville, Va. On Sunday, neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer published a post toying with the idea that the Twitter banner was a “publicity stunt.”
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) August 13, 2017
“This incident is extremely good viral advertising for Dodge,” said The Daily Stormer in its post.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 14, 2017
— shauna (@goldengateblond) August 13, 2017
“Are you serious?” asked journalist Carmine Sabia. “You want Dodge to respond because some assface mentioned them in a story? You people are going off the rails.”
Dodge replaced the wallpaper in question by Monday morning and did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment in time for press.[contentcards url=”http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/14/dodge-faces-backlash-for-insensitive-twitter-banner-and-tweets/” target=”_blank”]
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