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Ad Shows German Chancellor In Undies

By Wyatt Earp | May 1, 2009


Deutschland uber alles!

BERLIN – Berliners on the city’s main shopping drag, the “Ku’damm”, were greeted Thursday with an unusual sight: a giant mocked-up image of Chancellor Angela Merkel in a matching purple bra and knicker set.

The 100-metre-square (1,000-square-foot) image of the half-naked world leader is part of a nationwide advertising campaign for an underwear company aiming to cash in on the success of a “cash-for-clunkers” scheme for old cars.

Punters trading in their old underwear will get a five-euro (seven-dollar) discount on a new pair, the advert promises, under the slogan: “The country needs new undies.”

The electronic advert — on a busy road junction in the heart of former West Berlin — was certainly causing a stir on the streets, with scores of people taking snapshots of the billboard with cameras or mobile phones.

Merkel herself was tight-lipped on the subject. “The chancellor’s office does not want to comment on the campaign,” a spokesman told AFP. (H/T – )

Gee, I cannot imagine why not! Merkel should relax a little and realize that the ad is pretty funny. There’s no reason for her to get her panties in a bunch.

Thank you, I’ll be here all week! Try the schnitzel!

Topics: WTF? | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Ad Shows German Chancellor In Undies”

  1. dorkelina Says:
    May 1st, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Trading in old underpants!?



  2. Sully Says:
    May 1st, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Zer goot!! Yeah, I just don’t understand who wants used underwear… but this is Germany we’re talking about.

  3. CaptainAmerica Says:
    May 1st, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Oh those wacky Germans!

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 2nd, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Dorkelina – Let’s just hope they don’t open a store in Italy.

    Sully – They are using them to build new panzers.

    Captain America – If you don’t join the party, they’ll come and get you.