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Wodka Vodka

Anti-Semitic Billboard Pulled

For Being Super Anti-Semitic

11/24/2011 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Wodka Vodka billboard -- christmas quality, hanukkah pricing
Some dumbass at the Wodka Vodka company thought he could post a billboard reading, "Christmas Quality, Hanukkah Pricing" ... and everything would be cool. He was wrong.

The billboard -- posted in New York -- was taken down after the company received scores of phone calls and complaints from the Anti-Defamation League.

A rep for the ADL released a statement saying, "In a crude and offensive way of trying to make a point that their vodka is high quality and inexpensive, the billboards evoke a Jewish holiday to imply something that is cheap and of lesser value when compared to the higher value of a Christian holiday."

The rep added the billboard "reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes.”

According to the Washington Post, the guy in charge of the moronic campaign is Brian Gordon -- who says he is Jewish and didn't intend to offend anyone ... explaining the billboard was supposed to convey that Hanukkah is an "understated" holiday.


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46.

Kaffee    

Really? Anti-semitic? Where is your sense of humor?

1001 days ago
47.

Corey    

grow up people - i am a jew

1001 days ago
48.

mike    

If the jewish people are upset so what they don't drink anyway it is hilarious

1001 days ago
49.

Joe    

People are such babies!!!!! Get over it...I hope Wodka Sales goes to the moon.

1001 days ago
50.

eastbaybabe    

If your not e religious freak, you would find this funny! I did, its a joke people!

1001 days ago
51.

Krystal    

It's just an advertising stint. The design is so ugly all they basically paid for was the billboard space and word of mouth will create brand awareness (although probably won't work in a positive way)

1001 days ago
52.

Kaffee    

Political Correctness is getting tiring.

1001 days ago
53.

Truth    

Notice the liner reads: Some dumb ass? Notice how TMZ disses Santa Claus and makes fun of a religion where the children get joy and happiness..true or not?
But when someone even comes to close to insulting a Jew which the billboard clearly is NOT. the TMZ staffers and all Jews go haywire. Get over it and STFU.

1001 days ago
54.

john    

OOOOOOh...What you said...

if there wasn't some truth to it it wouldn't be funny....
lighten up Ira...You jews certainly don't have an issue with the fly over jokes, or the born again christian **** Jon Stewart....

Anti Defamation league....Puleeeez

1001 days ago
55.

Mayu    

what's anti-semitic about it? It's not saying, "Jews suck" its saying "Jews are frugal" Which most Jewish people would say is true. Some wear that as a badge of honor.

1001 days ago
56.

Mazor    

Jews think they've cornered the market on taking offense.

The reason people try to kill all of them is because they get sick of the f*cking whining.

1001 days ago
57.

cindy    

Well.......Jews ARE cheap. That's no secret. If the shoe fits wear it.

1001 days ago
58.

paigehop    

I'm not a Jew, and this is grossly anti-Semitic and a disgrace! Shame on them!

1001 days ago
59.

paigehop    

************: Would you be offended if the billboard read "gay/homo pricing"?! Uh, YEAH, you would!

MUSLIMS: Would you be offended if the billboard read "wraghead/allah pricing"?! Uh, YEAH, you would!

F*cking hypocrits and bigots!

1001 days ago
60.

paigehop    

SH*TPACKERS: Would you be offended if the billboard read "gay/homo pricing"?! Uh, YEAH, you would!

MUSLIMS: Would you be offended if the billboard read "wraghead/allah pricing"?! Uh, YEAH, you would!

F*cking hypocrits and bigots!

1001 days ago
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