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To promote their line of deli style condiments across the pond, Heinz ran a commercial that ended up pissing off enough people to warrant getting banned. The conservatives were obviously pissed because, “My God there are gays in the ad. What if our children see this?” and the gay rights folks were upset because they were made into caricatures.

Personally, I wasn’t offended by the gay thing. What offended me was that this was the best the Brits- a country whose dry humor and wit helped form my sense of humor- could come up with.

Then again, the client was the one who approved it.

Damn you Heinz.

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One Response

  1. Liberal Hippy says:

    Bronze for the punchline. Honorable Mention for the effort.

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