China outraged by Mercedes-Benz Instagram post
Carmaker apologizes after uproar over Dalai Lama quote
Instagram may be banned in China, but people still care about what appears on the social media service.
Mercedes-Benz learned this the hard way when it posted an Instagram image of a white car parked on a beach, along with a quote attributed to the Dalai Lama: “Look at the situations from all angles, and you will become more open. #MondayMotivation”
That triggered a swarm of angry comments from Chinese users. While the Dalai Lama is celebrated outside China for his Buddhist teachings, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is condemned inside the country.