Last week, in response to a blog post by The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez, Daimler AG apologized for using an image of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara during a promotional for Mercedes Benz cars.

In his post, “Mercedes-Benz Uses Communist Madman Che Guevara to Sell Luxury Cars,” Gonzalez argues that using a psychopath with a sadistic bloodlust to sell cars was inappropriate.

Guevara’s image briefly appeared in the background at a presentation at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Daimler claimed it was a metaphor for Mercedes inspiring a “revolution in automobility enabled by new technologies, in particular those associated with connectivity.”

Read Gonzalez’s analysis on The Huffington Post.

Read Daimler’s apology statement, as featured on MSNBC.

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