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French Gambling Firm Releases Ad With Absurd Reenactment Of J.F.K Assassination

Cop Bets He Can Spin Gun On Finger, Bullet Hits John Kennedy

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French online gambling firm PMU just released an advertisement that somehow tied in its betting business with a reenactment of the J.F.K assassination.

The short ad beings with one cop betting another that he could spin his gun “like a cowboy.” During this, the gun discharges and the bullet ricochets off some stuff before eventually — and this is implied — hitting and killing the president in his motorcade. The ad flashes to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy scrambling to pick up the pieces of her husband’s head.

Some of the responses on YouTube were in anger, but one person responded, “I don’t think this is too soon.” Kennedy was killed November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

This isn’t the first time a gambling ad has created some minor controversy.

In the midst of the United States Presidential election last fall, Ireland-based Paddy Power ran a print ad with the language “Sorry Romney, you’re not black or cool. We’re paying out early on an Obama victory.” The company defended the gimmick.

(h/t New York Daily News)

 
 
Tags: PMU,   Gambling Ad,   JFK
 
 

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Jim12
almost 8 years ago

Doesn't offend me. I don't particularly like democrats breathing anyway.

 
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FearTheDonkey
almost 8 years ago

Great attitude Jim. No wonder our country's in such sad shape.

 
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FearTheDonkey
almost 8 years ago

Not too soon, but poor taste. There's nothing funny about assassinations, especially an event that deeply affected national psyche. What's next? A funny sequel about the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination? 9/11?

 
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twitchie
almost 8 years ago

Making fun of others' misery is not only bad taste but repulsive.

 
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