Hell Pizza Commercial Offends, Gets Pulled
A bizarre commercial for the New Zealand pizza chain Hell Pizza got pulled because it was deemed in bad taste:
The animated Hell Pizza ad shows a mostly skeletal [Sir Edmund Hillary], along with actor Heath Ledger and the Queen Mother, emerging from graves to dance to Michael Jackson's song Thriller.
This is the same company that in 2006 distributed 170,000 branded condoms to promote its "Lust" pizza. And in an even more tastless stunt in 2007, Hell Pizza "attracted complaints from the Jewish community about a billboard featuring Adolf Hitler saluting with a piece of pizza in his hand."