What won’t we do in the name of BBQ?
Okay, so Australians love meat. We also love BBQs and Australia Day. Mostly because it means we don’t have to go to work. But could this be the worst advertisement for meat you have ever seen?
Or just a very clever way of getting us to think about what we’re slapping on the BBQ on January 26th?
We’re talking about the Sam Kekovic/ v Melissa Tkautz v Justice Crew Australia Day 2012 video. If you haven’t seen it yet, then watch it up the top here.
According to Sam Kekovich’s Facebook page the re-worked Aqua “Barbie Girl” video is a response to all the anti-Australian pop culture that’s getting around these days.
By un-Australian we’re guessing he means the people getting around in tracksuits and bikinis while rapping about how much money they have.
Thing is, The Punch can’t decide if this ad “works” or not.
Firstly, nobody and we mean NOBODY needed to hear that Aqua song again. But I guarantee you’ll get an earworm from the first listen. And who knew Melissa Tkautz (ex E Street) was still singing? And looking great BTW. Much better than that strange pink haired chick in the original video.
On the other hand, it’s kind of hard not to watch. All those pouty lips and yummy looking cutlets. Plus, that sauce bit is funny.
Actually, we’ve got a long history of terrible meat ads that we secretly LOVE. In fact, hats off to the meat industry for all their creative campaigns- clearly there’s never a dull moment when you eat meat!
Who could forget this one: (yes, that is Naomi Watts)
Although, there’s no real excuse for this kind of thing is there, Sam Neill?
Now, over to you. Can the meat industry survive this garish Aqua/Barbie ad, or have there been much worse crimes committed against Australia’s favourite food group?
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