UNICEF Ad Turns Santa Claus into Poverty-Hating Jerk (Video)
UNICEF turned Santa Claus into a poverty hating jerk this Christmas.
Then asks you for donations.
Sorry UNICEF, you bash Santa – you can go begging someplace else.
The New York Daily News reported:
Santa won’t bother going to poor countries this year, so the United Nations Children’s Fund will go instead — or at least that’s the message behind a satirical new UNICEF advertisement released in Sweden.
The video (below) shows a jolly Santa at his workshop desk upending a box that, to his surprise and disgust, contains nothing but medical supplies destined for an unspecified third world country.
In a sometimes confusing and grammatically questionable rant, Santa then explains why health care doesn’t make for good Christmas presents.
“This ain’t no Christmas gift. So, you buy this products for your friend, and all this stuff goes to poor kids? Like in Africa?” Santa asks, before skeptically examining a vaccine bottle with a magnifying glass, shaking a bottle of pills and squirting the contents of a syringe into the air.
The Santa depicted in the commercial doesn’t care much for the accompanying Christmas cards either.
“What am I supposed to say when I hand this out? Ho! Ho! Ho! Here’s your picture of the gift you never got?” Santa says, while holding up a card branded with the UNICEF trademark.
“I don’t do poor countries,” Santa says in a villainous tone.
The commercial closes with a written message from UNICEF saying “We go where Santa doesn’t — Buy your Christmas gifts at unicef.se.”