If you’re not already a little worried about Fifty Shades of Grey being weird on your career, Dakota Johnson, take a gander at this Domino’s story…
For like, two seconds Domino’s had a ridiculous ad for Sriracha pizza that surfaced online Tuesday. The ad, which purportedly appeared in print in Israel, features a tongue tied up and ball-gagged, with a VO that is demanding the tongue to “suffer and enjoy every moment.”
Of course, everyone’s like WTF is this AND is it real? The answer? Yes.
“It’s real,” company spokesman Tim McIntyre tells PEOPLE. “The ad was created and pitched by an agency to the independent franchise in Israel.”
The catch? It never ran in print – or anywhere for that matter.
“It never ‘officially’ appeared anywhere, because it was ill-advised, unfunny and not brand-appropriate,” McIntyre adds. “In a word, it was stupid.”
The ad only surfaced online because it was leaked. Now it’s “being presented as something that actually ran in Israeli media,” McIntyre explains. “It did not.”
The spokesman admits that even he thought it was a joke when he learned of the risqué ad. “When I first saw it myself, I thought it was a parody, just in time for the premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey,” he says. “I’m still shaking my head.”
Couldn’t find the commercial, but the print ad is almost as stupid. Check it out HERE. Man, I can’t wait for all this Fifty Shades of Grey stuff to calm down, so people can go back to NOT BEING INSANE.