Ford has determined to maneuver the upcoming reveal of its new Bronco SUV as a result of considerations that it was scheduled for O.J. Simpson’s birthday on July 9.
Simpson was driving at the back of a white Bronco pushed by buddy Al Cowlings whereas being pursued by police on reside TV after the stabbing deaths of his ex spouse, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman in 1994.
Ford stated in an announcement Friday, “We’re delicate and respectful to some considerations raised beforehand in regards to the date, which was purely coincidental.” The SUV will now be revealed on July 13.
Brown Simpson’s sister Tanya Brown told the Detroit Free Press this week, “My first response was, ‘Are you kidding me? That is humorous?’”
UAW Native 862 president Tony Dunn told the paper that a number of members had considerations in regards to the day’s hyperlink to home violence.
“If we have to proceed the launch that day, we have to flip it right into a optimistic, get behind a public service message and assist home violence packages,” he stated.
The 2021 Bronco is scheduled to go on sale early subsequent yr, 25 years after manufacturing of the final era resulted in 1996.