Awkward Moment During VW Presentation

A protester didn't help Volkswagen's image during a press conference at the Geneva Motor Show. Dressed in a VW uniform, comedian Simon Brodkin got on stage to place a fake "cheat box" under the car while board member Jürgen Stackmann was speaking.  

Stackmann was in a tough spot and said "Thank you" repeated and awkwardly tried to escort Brodkin away from the car.

This isn't the first time Brodkin pulled a prank. During a FIFA press conference, he threw $600 in bills at President Sepp Blatter. After that stunt, Swiss authorities charged Brodkin with trespassing. 

Discussion Starters: 

  • What's your view of Brodkin's antics? Is his approach more productive, disruptive, or destructive? 
  • How well did Stackmann handle the incident? What could he have done differently?