Bank loses face over fake sumo

Bank loses face over fake sumo

There are 2 comments on the Surrey Hants Star story from Aug 23, 2008, titled Bank loses face over fake sumo. In it, Surrey Hants Star reports that:

An HSBC advertising campaign has come under fire from the Japanese for using a cosmetically enhanced male model in a wig to portray one of the traditional wrestlers honoured in their culture This HSBC advert ...

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London, UK

#1 Sep 8, 2008
This Sumo looks great, no said he was asian, so why make a fuss? The Sumo world champion is Mongolian and Japanese. I think Japan and it's menbers are seriously worried about losing their traditional sport. So many people are doing Sumo in the UK and Europe, I think The sumo in the HSBC advert looks respectful, charming and professional to the World wide sport of Sumo wrestling. We should be incouraging our UK sportsman. I read on 'digg it' this man was a British Heavy weight JUDO Gold medalist at one time winning 3 titles. so not only a japanese sport.

London, UK

#2 Sep 8, 2008
This Sumo is in a commercial for Pepsi with famous footballers like Beckham, Henry, Lampard. so he can not be that bad for Pepsi to use this talented SUMO. See him on YOUTUBE under Pepsi shuffle. it' great..

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