Jeep recently aired a 1:31 minute advertisement at the Superbowl in the United States. Moments after it aired, certain social media users expressed outrage at the advertisement, calling it offensive for the two seconds it featured a Muslim woman.
Am I the only one offended by the “This Land Is Your Land” commercial that flashed a scarfed Muslim amid shots of America last night?
— Last Old Cowpoke (@LastOldCowpoke) February 2, 2015
This Land is Made for You and Me? Why didn’t that Jeep commercial show any Muslim savages beheading innocent people?
— artie_rx (@artie_rx) February 2, 2015
Despite it moving through the global community, featuring scenes from The Great Wall of China, deserts of the Middle East and more, a certain segment of social media users had felt the inclusion of a Muslim woman was insulting and ‘un-American’.
However, not all responses were negative.
Anyone who’s mad to the point of boycotting #Jeep over the Muslim woman in that commercial probably isn’t smart enough to be driving anyway.
— Bree Schmidt (@B_Schmidt) February 2, 2015
— MPAC (@mpac_national) February 2, 2015
— Wardah Khalid (@YAmericanMuslim) February 2, 2015
What are your thoughts about the television advertisement? Is it all blown out of proportion?