I posted a video on the Jollibee Scandal found at YouTube last week-end (see: Jollibee Scandal: Mascots humping on YouTube). The video has been online for two weeks and has sparked some debate between bloggers and the bee-loving consumers.
Jollibee Food Corp, thru an email, sent out this response to that scandal:
We regret to inform you that a video depicting our well-loved Jollibee mascots in a distasteful situation is now circulating online. The material is obviously no more than someone’s idea of a senseless amusement. Yet we cannot ignore the equally obvious risk of its effect on our children.
Jollibee created the mascot for kids, their wholesome fun and carefree innocence. We’ve worked hard and unceasingly for the mascot to earn your kids’ trust and love. It would be so sad to have all this swept away by one mindless prank.
We will not let this pass, neither will we let it happen again. Be assured we are taking all necessary steps to bring the culprits into account. One thing we know we can count on is your support in countering this threat.
Please help us spread the word that this corrupting material should not be passed on any further. This simple act of control will go a long way in protecting our children.
We apologize for any offense this incident may have caused, and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
JOHN VICTOR TENCE
VP Corporate Human Resources
Jollibee Foods Corporation
I’m not sure if that’s the right thing to do but by bringing the issue to the general public (could there be some printed version somewhere?), Jollibee has got people really curious about this YouTube video.
A quick check on my blog’s stats showed hundreds of searches (closing to a thousand now) for “Jollibee Scandal” from Google. So, by telling people not to link to the video, they’re actually helping spread the word about the humping mascots.