Nigeria Asks Sony for Apology

“You can’t believe everything you read on the internet. Otherwise I’d be a Nigerian millionaire by now” says fictional character, Kevin Butler – part of the new series of ‘it only does everything’ PS3 ads in the US. While this comment may reflect reality somewhat, the Nigerian government have demanded Sony pull the advert and offer an immediate apology. Prof Dora Akunyili, Nigerian Minister for Information and Communication had this to say:

Nigeria remains a major investment destination and a country where most businesses thrive in trust, good faith, competence and integrity. Nigeria also demands an unconditional apology from Sony Corporation for this deliberate negative campaign against the country’s image and reputation. The apology must be given the same measure of publicity by Sony Corporation in all channels where the unfortunate adverts were aired. In the light of the above, the Federal Government of Nigeria requests Sony Corporation to immediately withdraw that advertisement from circulation.

So, on a totally unrelated note, who likes spam in their sandwiches?

Source: Vanguard via The Consumerist via Derren Brown Blog via Twitter