Catholics get World Cup Hyundai ad pulled
A 30-second commercial which aired in America during the USA v. England World Cup game has been pulled because of complaints from Catholics.
The Hyundai ad, it was claimed, mocked the Eucharist by showing worshippers receiving slices pizza instead of the traditional communion crackers. At one point a football was shown sporting a Crown of Thorns.
Fr Marcel Taillon, a priest in Rhode Island, said:
This ad is an outrageous affront to Catholics and a mockery of our most sacred beliefs and practices.
Hyundai has stopped running the ad.
The unexpected response created by the ad… prompted us to take a more critical and informed look at the spot. “Though unintentional, we now see it was insensitive.
Sadly, MWW has been unable to find a copy of the ad.