Thursday, 10 July 2014

Even Jimmy Fallon takes a swing at S'pore's anti-gambling ad that backfired

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The National Council's advertisement on problem gambling, intended to prevent people from betting their savings away during the Fifa World Cup 2014, has been made fun of by countless spoofs -- and Jimmy Fallon joined in the fun.

Shown during the tournament's games, the clip shows a group of boys discussing their favourite teams.

At the end, a boy named Andy crestfallenly: "I hope Germany will win. My dad bet all my savings on them."

Things took an ironic turn when Germany crushed Brazil 7-1 in the humiliating defeat two nights ago, and many people were quick to take a swing at the ad that has now backfired -- Youtubers, international news, and even the local ministers.

On tonight's episode of The Tonight Show by Jimmy Fallon, the host decided to make his own spoof of the now infamous anti-gambling ad.

The tagline that used to read "Kick the habit. Stop problem gambling." now reads:

"Keep the habit. Gamble."

Fallon added:

"How much savings can an 8-year-old have? $17.25?

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