Recently a couple of close friends of mine created a television commercial for AussieMite, a sandwich spread that tastes like Vegemite but unlike Vegemite is made in Australia. The Ad in question has caused a bit of a global sensation. In fact the guys that wrote it are receiving death threats and bomb threats from… no not an extremest Gehad group, but from Catholics. That’s right Christians are threatening to kill people over what I consider a funny piece of TV.
So here’s where I’d love your feedback. I’m not Catholic so I cannot possibly understand why someone would want to kill someone over a joke; a funny joke at that. Most of my closest friends are Catholics and they don’t seem to have a problem with the ad but I have lots of blogging friends that are either Catholics or Christians and I’d really appreciate hearing your opinion on the ad.
The Ad was originally written for New Zealand cheese and was supposed to have Rowan Atkinson in it placing a piece of cheese on his cracker before eating it. (I dare say that if Mister Bean had done it nobody would have a problem with it.) Now twenty years later and with a small budget these guys finally got their ad to air.
I don’t know, but I’m thinking that the Christians making bomb threats didn’t read the same bible as I did.