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McArthur Blankenship | 12 Sep 2009 09:00
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Nigeria Demands Apology for Advertisement

A deposed Nigerian prince, Abayomiolorunkoje Animashaun, is up in arms about what he is calling a gross case of insensitivity at the hands of Sony's PS3 marketing campaign.

Recently, Sony took out an advertisement where they made fun of the Nigerian phishing scams saying "[You] can't believe everything you hear on the internet, otherwise I'd be a Nigerian millionaire by now."

Mr. Animashaun rebuffed Sony for what he perceived as an attack on the morality of his country, "Nigeria has a long history of social and economic problems. Many here see the internet as a way to escape the squalor of a poor African nation, but this hardly represents the country as a whole. That's why I'd like to invite Sony's top executives here for a seminar on cultural awareness. But due to a freeze on my personal assets, I am not able to arrange this as of yet. If Sony would be so kind as to let me transfer those assets to their corporate banking account, I could have my untold fortune transferred to a US bank. Also, does anyone know Sir Howard Stringer's mother's maiden name?"

Mr. Animashaun said that any apologies for the insensitive advertisements could be written on the back of a blank endorsed check and sent to his cousin in the Caymans.


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