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Cadillac was forced to issue a retraction after a casting call for an upcoming advertisement asked for "any and all REAL Alt-Right believers and thinkers." The ad was described as a "beautifully artistic spot that is captureing [sic] all walks of life in America.… This is not meant to be offensive in anyway [sic]. Just a representation of all sides."

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In a statement posted to its Facebook page Saturday, Cadillac said it had never authorized the ad and transferred blame to its casting agency.

It a statement posted to its Facebook page, the agency, called The Cast Station, apologized and said the employee who posted the unauthorized draft had been fired.

If you've been under a rock this year, the "alt-right" is the preferred term of neo-nazis and white nationalists, many of whom see Donald Trump as "their" president.

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As Gizmodo's Matt Novak pointed out, it certainly seems like whoever drafted the casting call knew that seeking "Alt-Right believers and thinkers" was at the very least controversial.

But you can't deny it would be "beautifully artistic" to see all Americans, alt-right believers and non-believers, standing together in a union, selling Cadillacs to each other.

Sam Stecklow is the Weekend Editor for Fusion.