Bobblehead Pope Video Yanked

A Pope bobblehead stars in a new Metro video on YouTube. Metro yanked the YouTube video yesterday after the archdiocese complained. The video was meant to encourage people to take Metro to the papal Mass next week at Nationals Park, Metro officials said. You Tube

The transportation agency for the nation's capital has pulled a promotional video from YouTube after the Archdiocese of Washington complained about the star: a Pope Benedict XVI bobblehead doll.

The video aimed to encourage people to take Metro to next week's papal Mass at Nationals Park. But Archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Gibbs said many people would not have been comfortable with it.

"Our concern is that this was a bad bobblehead," Gibbs told the Washington Post. "You had unauthorized merchandise, and you had a misdressed pope."

The video shows the bobblehead riding a Metro train and buying a special one-day pass. Metro's media relations director, Lisa Farbstein, dreamed up the video and says no offense was intended.


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