Are you Islamaphobic? Spoof gum commercial promises to cure that!
The advert shows non-Muslims who, after chewing the gum, are relieved of their prejudices
A mock chewing gum is being advertised as a magical cure to relieve people of their prejudices against Muslims.
In a spoof commercial, created by the Council on American-Islamic Relation (CAIR), “Islamaphobin’” gum is being promoted to raise awareness about the surging number of Islamophobic attacks in the United States.
The advert shows non-Muslims who, after chewing the gum, are relieved of their prejudices against their Muslim neighbor and cab driver.
“Islamophobin worked for me,” one man says after trying the gum.
“We believe that a little humor goes a long way,” CAIR said on a website dedicated to the fake gum.
“With Islamophobia on the rise in the US and other parts of the world, what better way to help dispel the bigotry and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims than through satire?
“Help us chew away at Islamophobia by sharing Islamophobin with everyone you know,” CAIR added.
The video was posted earlier this week and has already amassed more than 50,000 views on YouTube.
CAIR hopes that by handing out packets in public areas, it will promote acceptance of religious diversity.
Packs of the mock Islamphobia cure are now being sold on Amazon for $1.99 each.