Sunday, September 15, 2013

Must not make jokes about "Titanic"

A new Red Bull advert which makes light of the sinking of the Titanic has outraged relatives of those who died in the tragedy.

The advert - which implies that the ship might not have sunk had it been 'given wings' by the drink - has been called 'blatantly offensive' by the Titanic Heritage Trust.

The advert opens showing a branded Red Bull crate being raised onto a ship. The cartoon shows a crate of the drink - which advertisers say 'gives you wings' - being winched onto an unidentified ship.

The captain asks a dockhand what the drink is, and on hearing the beverage's catchphrase - that 'it gives you wings' he questions why a ship would ever need wings.

The crate is then lowered from the ship - revealing that the boat in question is the Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, leading to more than 1,500 deaths.

The Titanic Heritage Trust, formed to 'preserve, protect, respect and remember' those who died in the tragedy, has condemned the advert.



Anonymous said...

So, 100 years after the event, an organization purportedly representing descendants of victims ( not actual victims) complains. The advert is is tacky, but not offensive.

Get over yourself!! You do not have a right to not be offended. This PC crap is more dangerous to our freedoms than you know.

Anonymous said...

Its so fresh in all our memories and still pangs us to this day. The gut wrenching nausea from Titanic the movie has scarred many of us and we don't need Red Bull reminding us that movie existed. [sarc]

Anonymous said...

that was a century ago, get over it.