Old Jokes and New Outrage

Here’s the latest Red Bull commercial, which plays on some old jokes and wedges their slogan in the middle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZY9yEi-ZNLE

This has sparked some pavlovian outrage. From the Times Live:

The advert, flighted on Monday night during e.tv’s 7pm news and during the popular Grey’s Anatomy drama series on M-Net, has prompted more than 100 complaints in less than a day.

While no official response from Red Bull was received, a staff member said yesterday the offending advert had been pulled from the air.

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