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CommBank bomb hoax video removed

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CommBank backpack ad now private

CommBank has hidden a controversial ad from its YouTube channel which features its mascots making a hoax bomb claim at the London Olympics.

The video was posted last night.

As Mumbrella reported earlier today, it featured the bank’s characters “C”, “A” and “N” giving a security guard outside the volleyball a tip-off that the man dressed as the letter “T” is carrying a suspicious backpack which is ticking.

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The guard wrestles for the suspicious backpack

London’s 7/7 bombings in 2005 saw four suicide bombers explode backpacks on public transport, killing more than 50 people. They took place the day after London was announced as host of the 2012 Olympics.

CommBank has so far not responded to Mumbrella’s invitations to comment, but the video is no longer live on the CommBank YouTube channel.

The backpack ad:   

CommBank’s “Can” campaign was created by M&C Saatchi.

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