Report: Nigerian Gov't Upset Over New PlayStation Ads

While news of the PlayStation 3 price drop to $US299 appeared to have been met with universal praise, it appears that one group isn't so thrilled with Sony. That would be the entire country of Nigeria, apparently.

According to reports citing a statement from Nigeria's Minister of Information and Communication, Prof. Dora Akunyili, the African republic is up in arms over Sony's latest PS3 ad campaign. Specifically, it appears one line from one of the commercials is an "unwarranted attack on the reputation and image of the country" according to Nigeria's federal government.

That would be "You can't believe everything you read on the internet. Otherwise, I'd be a Nigerian millionaire by now." Fictional director of rumour confirmation Kevin Butler says so in this ad, which is only amusing to me because I'm not Nigerian.

Nigeria "demands an unconditional apology from Sony Corporation for this deliberate negative campaign against the country's image and reputation" according to a cited press statement.

We've asked Sony Computer Entertainment America to see if we can get a copy of that expected apology and comment about the slight against Nigeria, but have not yet heard back.


Comments

    But it was funny...plus people bag out countries that aren't their own all the time. Heck, some people even bag out their own countries.

    I would have thought all the Nigerian spammers were actually a more of a slight "against the country’s image and reputation".

    Maybe the Nigerian Minister of Information and Communication could get around to doing something about that.

    After all those Nigerian scammers that their country trains everyday,the Minister of Information and Communication should apologise to us.

      Any yall been to Nigeria before? You guyz suck sorry to say that. Nigeria has scammers the same way L.A has Gang bangers and the same way some italians or colombians have Drug Lords and Mafians. You don't pick on a country cos of a set o' people.
      It's an african country with a lot more nice peeps too.................. If you got scammed by a Nigerian anyway you must be really stupid cos a number o' them are real dumb with their mails.lol
      The sony group apologized to them already. Man you guyz should stop taking on them like that after all we got scammers everywhere,Matter of fact worse scamers in here in the U.S.A. Its timmy tim baby......ah ah!!!!!

    Maybe if 'Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Communication' was doing his job, global spam would drop by 80% overnight.

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