SUBSCRIBE: Free email newsletter

Marketing

Toggle

Article

Hari Raya ad pulled down after wombat mistaken to be a pig

An ad featuring a wombat in a traditional Malay costume, wishing Malaysian’s “Selamat Hari Raya” had to be retracted after several members of the public thought the wombat was a pig.

According to Malaysian media, several consumers, mistaking the wombat for a pig, said that the animal is haram (forbidden) to the Muslim community. Servcorp Malaysia also put out a statement on its social media site apologising for the “confusion caused due to the use of a Wombat in a recent digital advertisement in Kuala Lumpur.”

The Australian company also added that it uses the Wombat as its company mascot as it is native to Australia. The company added that despite the advertisement depicting a wombat and having the prior approval of DBKL (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur), the advertisement has now been removed.

Here’s the full statement:

 

Servcorp would like to extend its sincerest apologies for any confusion caused due to the use of a Wombat in a recent…

Posted by Servcorp Malaysia on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Read More News

in Hong Kong by

ATV set to pull the plug

Today marks the end of Asia Television, as a court has ruled that liquidators can close the beleaguered broadcaster immediately...

Trending

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.