Matt Damon crypto advert mocked by South Park

Larry David and Naomi Osaka were also targeted in the same episode of the animated sitcom

 Matt Damon speaks onstage                                 
Sitcom South Park has mocked Matt Damon in its latest episode with a fake ad showing him promoting a urine drink called PiPi – Photo: Getty Images
                                

In its latest episode, the animated sitcom South Park has mocked Matt Damon for starring in Crypto.com’s advert entitled Fortune Favours the Brave.

The episode, South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2, aired on Paramount+ on 13 July. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker ridiculed Damon for promoting digital assets for Crypto.com by showing an animated version of him promoting “PiPi water”.

In a fictional South Park ad, a parody of Damon says that due to a drought people have had to find alternative sources to water – and the solution is PiPi water from PiPi+.

PiPi water, which is urine, can be used for anything, explains the South Park animation of Damon, such as watering gardens, showering in, cooking pasta and enjoying “a delicious summer treat” when frozen. However, every time the caricature of Damon attempts to drink PiPi water, he starts to gag.

Crypto ad seen worldwide

The Crypto.com ad, which starred the real Matt Damon, was directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer and director Wally Pfister, produced by film director David Fincher and aired in more than 20 countries.

The ad showed Damon explain how some men and women have tried their utmost to achieve, but have failed. However, there are those who have “embraced the moment” and committed to their goal.

Damon is famed for starring in films such as The Martian, Good Will Hunting and The Departed.

Not the only celebrity targeted

Other celebrities, who have endorsed crypto, were also targeted by South ParkIn February, Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld and creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm, was the star of a Super Bowl ad for FTX, the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, which was also mocked by South Park.  

The South Park episode depicts David in another fake ad for PiPi saying: “When I made my Super Bowl commercial for crypto I didn’t even know what it was, but thanks to the money I made from it I can enjoy my favourite beverage every day,” which is PiPi water.

Naomi Osaka, the four-time Grand Slam women’s singles tennis champion, is also featured in the episode with her caricature saying she enjoys crypto “just like I enjoy fresh p*** on my organic greens”. In March, Osaka announced a partnership with FTX, which made Osaka a global ambassador for FTX and gave her a stake in the company.

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