Couche-Tard is a Quebec-based convenience store that awesomely rhymes with “douchetard.” And their new ads for the “Sloche” — the French-Canadian version of the Slurpee — feature a clown being hacked to pieces and run through a wood chipper (see videos below). It’s vindicating to watch the clown die, but unsettling because he laughs the entire time.
Company spokeswoman Jacinthe Harnois said adults may finds the ads distasteful, but they are not the ones being targeted….
She adds some people may be shocked watching the videos but she jokes the clown is just happy doing his job. [Marketing Mag]
I read somewhere that it’s outdated and passe to be afraid of clowns, and it’s times like that that wish I could punch people through the Internet, because clowns are the only thing that are scarier than heights. They even weird me out more than midgets. Oh God, if I ever met a midget clown at the top of the Sears tower, I’d probably just crap my pants until I died.
(thanks to Matt for the tip)