Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pope Parody Pulled

The Metro website in Washington took down an advertisement that parodies the pope, after the local Archdiocese contacted them [edit: see video on the linked site]. The ad was to convince people to ride the metro, and had a bobble-head pope taking an escalator. Metro's excuse for removing the ad is that the bobble-head used was not "authorized" merchandise, and the pope's robes were not correct on it. Hmm.... I'm pretty sure that the Islamic prophet Muhammad did not wear a "turban" and it certainly did not look like a bomb. The West has been screaming Freedom of Speech for all the anti-Muslim cartoons, but we can't do a simple goofy advertisement with a bobble-head pope? What's controversial about that?

No comments: