CommBank apologises for Olympic backpack bomb hoax ad

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The guard wrestles for the suspicious backpack

CommBank has issued a terse apology for its London Olympics hoax bomb ad which it launched on YouTube last night.

CommBank pulled down the ad – featuring the company mascots tipping off a security guard about a suspicious backpack – earlier today. London’s 2005 suicide bombings the day after the city won the Olympics were carried out by terrorists with backpacks.

In a brief statement, the bank said:

“The Commonwealth Bank apologises for the online video released to its YouTube Channel.

“We acknowledge some concerns were raised and the material was withdrawn this morning.”


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