Chrysler CEO sorry for ethnic slur

| Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has apologized to the Italian-American One Voice Coalition for using a term offensive to Italian-Americans during an interview during the North American International Auto Show in January in Detroit.

During a roundtable discussion with reporters, Marchionne was discussing a new Alfa Romeo car to be sold in the United States when he said, “with all due respect to my American friends, it needs to be a wop engine.”

According to the coalition, Marchionne's letter acknowledges that his remarks were unacceptable and apologized to “anyone who may have been offended” by them.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
Show commenting policy
Trending