An Australian ad showing Gods and religious leaders from different faiths sitting together at a barbecue and eating lamb has sparked outrage among various religious communities including Hindus because it shows their deity Ganesha eating lamb.
Meat and Livestock, which is Australia’s latest ad campaign, shows Lord Ganesha sitting and enjoying the meat with Jesus Christ, Moses, Aphrodite, Lord Buddha, Zeus, Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars franchise along with Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. The TV commercial intended to show that no matter your beliefs, background or persuasion, the one thing we can all come together and unite over, is lamb. But according to the Advertising Standards Bureau, the campaign has been criticized for its lack of sensitivity in portraying Gods.
We can’t term a religion “Good” or “Bad”; respecting the faith of people is our primary responsibility. However, some creators of media campaigns fail to understand this. The Hindus in Australia have been deeply hurt over this. The makers are being slammed for lacking sensitivity and showing lords at the barbecue.
Watch the video here:
This is how Twitter reacted:
https://t.co/cm8GfbrukW Wht an ignorant POS.That Indian accent adds 2 d insensitivity. hw cm Jesus aint talking wit a middle east'n accent?
— kasturi shankar (@KasthuriShankar) September 6, 2017
— Ankit (@ankitkshukla) September 5, 2017