facebook
twitter
search
search

Boeing apologizes for Osprey ad

Oct. 6, 2005 at 11:19 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Boeing Co. has apologized for an ad that shows the CV-22 or Osprey delivering U.S. troops to a mosque surrounded by fire.

The ad's headline read: "It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell."

Executives for Boeing and Bell Helicopter called a halt to the ad campaign after it appeared in Air Force Magazine and Armed Forces Journal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The ad ran a third time, in the National Journal, because of a clerical error.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he feared ads like the one for the Osprey could spark vandalism at mosques.

"Any time you have American troops rappelling to a house of worship, it's going to raise some red flags, and at this time of crisis to have American troops attacking a mosque that's clearly labeled as a mosque, it just sends a very negative message," Hooper said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Ted Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
NYC police officer found guilty of manslaughter in Brooklyn stairway shooting