Come on, Dirk. You know better than that. When you are one of the world’s most famous and beloved athletes, you can’t be eating meat on television. Only barbarians do that. The commercial you see above that features reigning NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki recently caused an outrage among the vegetarian community.
According to a translation of a German newspaper article, the advertisement is for Ing-DiBa Bank. The elderly woman behind the counter asks Nowitzki, “What did we always used to say?” Nowitzki then responds, “So you grow big and strong” before downing the slice of wurst sausage. The horror!
Vegetarians took to the bank’s Facebook page to express their outrage about Dirk eating ground up dead animals on TV. Perhaps they should have gone with cheese. Athletes and icons eating meat in public should be outlawed, right?Google+
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