Hindus Assail Guruverts
File under: Gurus Clockin' Dollars
Hindus in India are in an uproar over a new Ford auto commercial. A Shiva statue appears behind the car, with a character who appears to be a guru discussing the good karma of owning a Ford automobile. Various Hindu organizations are taking it up with the government despite the fact that the commercial was created by Hindus. In a quick ass-covering, a Ford spokesman claims that the ad was only meant to run a short time.
Leave it to fundamentalist Hindus is be as blind to irony as they are to reason.