Twitter gets spooked by Airbnb’s unwittingly sinister ‘Is Mankind?’ ad

Airbnb’s new ad ‘Is Mankind?’ has raised more questions than it answered on social media.

The slot, portraying a baby walking towards a window aspiring to see more of the world is backed by the dulcet philosophical musings of actor and director Angela Basset. She asks “Is mankind? Are we good?”

Quotes from the epic voiceover were shared out of context on social media by the accommodation booking app.

Twitter was on top form in its response.

In a better world, the campaign from TBWA\Chiat\Day would have been heralded as an aspirational and inspirational slot.

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John McCarthy

John is an entertainment marketing reporter at The Drum. He writes about the amazing marketing stories coming from the movie, TV, music and video game industries. He's also the hunt for the weirder trends in marketing and advertising.

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