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The wildly popular Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) lamb advertisement has been well-received right across Australia by revisionists and optimists alike.
The advertisement, which shows three Indigenous Australians having a BBQ on the beach while having to keep expanding the event to accommodate all the various people — European settlers, immigrants and “boat people” – has gone ‘viral’ since it’s release yesterday morning.
Featuring the English, French, German, Greeks and Chinese all arriving on Australia’s shores at roughly the same time, the ad has been praised by politicians and educators right across Australia for not directly mentioning the massacres that followed white settlement.
However, an extended version was leaked earlier this morning, featuring several other demographics who didn’t make the final cut.
The first to not be mentioned was the Australian Lebanese community, one of the earliest migrant waves to actually arrive through an airport. The ad shows the Lebanese community utilising lamb in a way not yet seen by the First Nation people or the English… Shaved from a rotating steel rod and served with garlic yoghurt.
Several others included the Vietnamese community who arrived in a convoy of lowered Nissan Skylines, bearing delicious baked goods, as well as a few Anh Doh paintings.
The Sudanese community were seen briefly before being taken back to America by College Basketball scouts and the Indian migrants quickly joined the more conservative side of the party and began condemning the arrival of other migrants.
The agency behind the advertisement has said that Australia is simply too diverse to include all of these demographics so they just went for the least politicised.