Netanyahu as a babysitter? PM stirs reactions for election video
‘Who would you rather look after our kids? Me, or Tzipi and Bugi?’ the PM said in reference to
In effort to guarantee as many votes as possible in Israel’s upcoming general elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu appeared as a baby sitter in a campaign ad for his party.
Playing himself, Netanyahu showed up at the door of two parents who had called a caretaker to look after their children while they enjoyed a night out.
“Who would you rather look after our kids? Me, or Tzipi and Bugi?" the PM said in reference to his political rivals Tzipi Livni and Isaac Herzog.
The ad has received mixed reviews on social media with some commenting saying it was funny while others mocked Netanyahu.
“Worst electoral advertisement clip in history,” Mohamed El Dahshan, who has more than 45,000 followers on Twitter, said in a Facebook post.
“A bibi sitter is actually my worst nightmare,” another user tweeted.
a bibi sitter is actually my worst nightmare https://t.co/SrxNiFrALQ— Shayna Weiss (@shaynamalka) January 31, 2015
However, some found the ad to have some comical value.
“I'm a huge Benjamin Netanyahu fan. His political campaign ad he released today though may be the best thing ever. Just Google Bibi-Sitter,” @Stan_Way posted on Twitter.
I'm a huge Benjamin Netanyahu fan. His political campaign ad he released today though may be the best thing ever. Just Google Bibi-Sitter.— Stan Way (@Stan_Way) February 1, 2015
On Facebook, a user called Mehdi El H said the ad showed a different side of the Israeli PM.
“This is funny and, most importantly, makes the guy look somewhat human. I was shocked to see him exhibit emotions. This may work!
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