Groupon's Controversial TV Commercials

Was it a spoof, an outrage -- or an outrageous spoof? No advertisement from Super Bowl XLV ignited so much controversy as one by online coupon discounter Groupon, which struck many viewers as making light of the plight of the people of Tibet to plug Groupon's services. The 30-second spot, for which Groupon paid close to $3 million, opens with picturesque scenes of Tibet, as actor Timothy Hutton calls attention to the troubles of its people. "Mountainous Tibet," he somberly intones, "one of...Full Story
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