YouTube troll hijacks ANZ new Apple Pay ad to make lead actor look like jihadi terrorist

ANZ's Apple Pay ad has been hacked by a YouTube troll

ANZ’s Apple Pay ad has been hacked by a YouTube troll

The ANZ Bank’s launch of its new Apple Pay service has been hijacked by an online troll who has edited it to show a supermarket being blown up to the chant Allahu Ahkbar.

The bank launched the new ad on Sunday night showing a man of South Asian appearance strolling through a supermarket to a purchase a carton of milk, holding up his phone at the checkout to indicate he will use Apple Pay, leading all the other customers in the shop to stop and stare for a moment.

In the edited version the milk has been crudely labelled as a bomb, with the phone photoshopped with an Isis flag on it. An Arabic song plays in the background before he taps his phone and there is a the scream of Allahu Ahkbar and an explosion.

The ad has then been edited to show a burning toy building as the chants continue, accompanied by gunfire.

It then cuts to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders with Clinton laughing maniacally.

The ad was posted on YouTube under the headline ‘New ANZ Commercial’ by a user who appears to be from the USA: Austin H.

Mumbrella has contacted ANZ and is awaiting a comment.

The original ad:

Simon Canning


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