Red Bull, the popular maker of energy drinks, is dropping an advertisement the company created in South Africa after Christians voiced outrage at its portrayal of Jesus Christ. The television spot depicts the Biblical story of Jesus walking on water — but with a few twists and turns.
The biggest problem with it is that it’s not funny. We think they were trying for funny, anyway.
— iYounite (@Youniteme1) March 19, 2012
More Twitter reax:
This is wrong in so many was. Watch "Red Bull Jesus" on YouTube http://t.co/lovIQC64
— Grind Mode at 305% (@TurnpikeAOE) March 21, 2012
— Jason T. Berggren (@jasonberggren) March 22, 2012
Red Bull withdraws Jesus ad after Christian, Muslim outcry in South Africa http://t.co/ozfQIesx
— Nikolas Laudon (@ExtremismBabr) March 21, 2012