Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Archdiocese of Washington yanks DC Metro Benedict Bobblehead video

Via PopeWatch:

It seemed like a great marketing campaign to some at Metro: a Pope Benedict XVI bobblehead riding the train. That is, until church officials saw it.

Metro earlier today yanked a YouTube video it had made featuring a Pope bobblehead taking Metro, after the Archdiocese of Washington complained the figure was unauthorized merchandise and improperly dressed. The ad campaign was meant to encourage people to take Metro to the special papal Mass next week at Nationals ballpark, Metro officials said. . . . More (including screenshot)