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Chevrolet Will Delete Offensive Comment From Video

September 19, 1990

DETROIT (AP) _ A video clip that refers to foreign pickup trucks by a term of contempt for homosexuals will be deleted from a product exhibit for Chevrolet dealers, General Motors Corp. said.

The video presentation, composed of clips from 90 hours of taped interviews with 500 Chevrolet owners, contains one from a farmer who says he prefers full-size pickups.

″There isn’t no foreign company that makes any decent working pickup. It’s either going to be big, or some little faggot truck,″ the farmer said.

Chevrolet executive Bob Bierly said an outside production company shot the videotape, adding: ″There’s probably no reason for us to offend any person or group.″

He said the clip will be deleted when an edited version of the exhibit is used for training or auto shows.

About 6,000 Chevrolet dealers and salespeople went through the exhibit in Nashville, Tenn., last month.

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