One of the most popular luxury car brands in the world, Mercedes Benz invited the wrath of people in China for a recent post it has shared on social Media. Mercedes posted the photo of a white coupe parked on a beach, just beyond the reach of the sea waves.
A proverb of Dalai Lama was added to this photo. It read ‘look at situations from all angles and you will become more open.’ Several people from China criticized using the quote of Dalai Lama. They posted their comments and criticized politicizing the issues in irrelevant matters. Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader of Tibet.
He is revered as a great master around the world. However, the communist government of China views him as a revolutionary and sees him with suspicion and hatred. Several Chinese people also share the same opinion.
Mercedes Banz issued an apology on Chinese Social Media Weibo. They also deleted the post in question. They mentioned on Weibo that their company has released a very incorrect message on international media.
It said that it had offended the Chinese community and will take measures to deepen its understanding of Chinese culture and values. However, the company didn’t share any apology on global media.