An advertisement put out by a Meat and Livestock Australia campaign is causing controversy for viewers. In the ad, various spiritual figures, like Jesus, Buddha, and the Hindu god Ganesh, are seen dining together. The problem is not with the company, but rather with the feast. They are all eating lamb.
Controversial ad features Jesus, Thor, Zeus, Ganesha, and other religious figures eating lamb together: https://t.co/9zHEbqTvET
— David Sunfellow (@sunfellow) September 10, 2017
Even a globally engaged industry body like Meat & Livestock Australia can make cultural errors that damage their reputation & the industry. https://t.co/E01C8xa1MG
— Anna E. Ridgway (@AnnaERidgway) September 11, 2017
The High Commission of India in Canberra, Australia, is launching a diplomatic protest.
— Ashutosh Pandey (@ashutoshpande85) September 11, 2017
The ad is being considered as too insulting, and many people are claiming that the ad is in poor taste and calling for its removal.