Thursday, 10 July 2014
Even Jimmy Fallon takes a swing at S'pore's anti-gambling ad that backfired
Youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvhXKYJKDPM
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."
"How much savings can an 8-year-old have? $17.25?