***Update***: The ad has been pulled from the contest.
Doritos and Pepsi are holding a contest where people can submit their own commercial — the highest vote-getters will see their commercial air during the Super Bowl.
One of the ads in the running is all sorts of hilarious:
Apparently, the people in line at that church are unaware that grocery stores sell entire bags of Doritos and entire cases of Pepsi…
Absurd, funny, amusing… and Catholics — not even ones named Bill Donohue — are already opposing it:
The video is borderline (if not completely) blasphemous and Catholic Christians everywhere should write to Pepsi to prevent this ad from getting on to the air. The video should not air because it exploits Christ, mocks His Church and His community in the Church, and it will perpetuate harmful misunderstandings of Christian belief.
Because we’re all going to start thinking Jesus had Pepsi flowing through his veins…
Actually, they should be happy. It’s a commercial about the Catholic Church that didn’t even make a passing reference to child-rape. That’s a step up for them, right? (Update: commenters have pointed out this isn’t necessarily a Catholic church; it could be Protestant. Note the use of the word “Pastor” instead of “Father,” the wedding ring on the pastor’s finger, and the lack of paintings and statues.)
So starting tomorrow, you have to go vote for it. It’s too entertaining not to air on TV.
By the way, anyone else notice the priest was wearing a wedding ring…?
(via Joe. My. God.)