“Apparently, some previously unheard of group of Canadian Arabs had managed to catch our 15 second motor oil spot. It was causing them not to go postal but Al Sharpton. Though instead of using a megaphone to make their displeasure known, they were calling a press conference. This spot was an insult to all Canadians of Middle Eastern decent as it was using inaccurate stereotypes to make fun of a group of people. Because they were mad, so too was the Canadian government even though they had approved the ad. This all made the client mad even though they had approved the ad as well.
So, when the agency head asked, “Who’s brilliant idea was it to have two women in chattel?” all eyes turned on me.”