It's the equivalent of someone "pimpin'" a Bucati Veyron. End result = vile.
Allan is more than capable of defending his opinion, but he does have a point and I don’t think he meant any offense to our American cousins.
You have to realise that we (outside of the US) get fed a lot of American TV and therefore a lot of people form an opinion on American style and way of life by what Hollywood portrays it to be.
Programs like Pimp My Ride, OC Choppers, and the whole gangster rap music culture, etc. etc. is lapped up by the rest of the world. Everywhere we see people mimicking the American styles, fads, etc. Just last week I saw a program on German TV, about a lowrider (bouncing cars) competition in Germany!
Fortunately a few of us can think and realise what we see on TV (what Hollywood is feeding us) is not representative of mainstream America.