FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2012
Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected]
Phone: (212) 554-3296
UANI Releases Jennifer Lopez Parody Video, Highlighting Fiat's Business in Iran
New York, NY - On Friday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) continued its campaign against auto manufacturer Fiat, with the release of an online parody of Fiat endorser Jennifer Lopez's "My World" Fiat commercial.
In the video, a narrator parodying Jennifer Lopez says:
... Fiat sells cars, truck and other equipment on the streets of Iran, where the brutal Iranian regime represses its own people, hangs homosexuals, support terrorists including al Qaeda and builds a nuclear weapon.
I would never want that on my block, but Fiat does pay me millions.
Fiat and the brutal Iranian regime...or the people of Iran. I hope concerned citizens don't make me choose.
Last week, UANI contacted Ms. Lopez and Fiat executives regarding Fiat's business in Iran and the Iranian regime's human rights abuses and nuclear ambitions, but received no responses.
Fiat sells and distributes trucks in Iran, through its subsidiary Iveco, which have been used by the Iranian regime to transport ballistic missiles and stage gruesome public executions. Fiat also continues to operate in Iran's automobile market, and is reportedly planning to expand its presence there by opening a luxury Maserati dealership in Tehran.
Said UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:
The international community is taking steps to economically isolate Iran's brutal regime, and companies around the world continue to pull out of Iran or scale back their work. But not Fiat--it irresponsibly continues to work with an Iranian regime that oppresses its own people, sponsors terrorists, and pursues a nuclear weapon.
Now, Fiat wants to expand its business in the United States, and has hired one of America's most prominent celebrities to promote its business. American consumers do not welcome this. Ms. Lopez should take steps to ensure the end of Fiat's business in Iran, as highlighted in this video, or end her lucrative financial relationship with the company. We call on all Americans to boycott Fiat's products until it ends its business in Iran.
UANI's campaign against Fiat began in 2011, and included advertisements in New York newspapers [see additional ad here], and a protest at the New York International Auto Show.
Click here to view the video.
Click here to view supporting facts for the video.
Click here to read UANI's full letter to Jennifer Lopez.
Click here to read UANI's full letter to Fiat.
Click here to send a message to Fiat.