Skip to comments.Dirk Nowitzki Eats German Sausage in Bank Commercial, Vegetarians Freak Out (video)
Posted on 01/16/2012 7:14:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
Recently, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki did an advertisement with Ing-Diba bank in his native home of Germany.
The commercial shows Dirk entering a butchers shop and being offered some wurst sausage from behind the counter.
At first glance, it appears that the advertisement is harmless enough but for some reason, German vegetarians were not pleased with Dirk chowing down on meat:
In the shop an elderly lady behind the counter gives Nowitzki a slice of wurst to sample. A propos of wurst-eating she asks him: What did we always used to say? she asks the 2.13 meter (7-foot) basketball whiz just as he is about to munch his sausage. So you grow big and strong, Nowitzki replies.
First impressions of the ad are that it is folksy and nostalgic. But take a second look and thats when it hits. What is the butcher shop lady giving the player recently voted German Athlete of the Year? Wurst! Dead and ground-up animal! It was enough to unleash a barrage of complaints by vegetarians on the banks Facebook page. The bank responded by appealing to followers to deal with the issue with the greatest possible respect.
So, I guess we still live in a world that an NBA Finals MVP cant eat Wurst sausage in a commercial without someone freaking out:
Thanks nickcarraway. Vegetarian assholes ping.
So they freaked out. So what? Let them shriek.
Gotta be a pseudonym.
I prefer my beef steaks cooked medium rare. That’s when they are the juiciest. Nothing is better than eating a good steak across the table from a vegetarian trying to enjoy a chunk of bean curd or textured gluten.
And then there is bacon.
Dirk took a turn for the wurst.
Look folks, those people probably hate blue skies, too. I mean, c’mon! They are probably brain damaged. Brain injury is tragic, but let’s not let them dictate public policy or anything like that.
German sausage is pretty good stuff. Tried to smuggle some home with me when rotating back to the states. They believe in _fresh_ sausage, as in, made that morning.
I hear that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.
Eating sausage in a Metzgerei is controversial!!!?
Let me rephrase that - eating sausage anywhere in Germany is controversial!!!?
Germany has turned into one freaky place.
Somebody ought to remind these numbnuts that Schickelgruber was a vegetarian.
It does a body good. Especially with a bit of good Bavarian mustard and a side of red cabbage.
Sounds like the wurst ad of all time!
Sausage and mustard.
15 is my limit on Schnitengruben, baby....
Bacon is evil, our own President will not eat it. Something about unclean.....
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