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Merck pulls ad spoofing JFK assassination

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U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck's New Zealand subsidiary pulled a commercial for a cattle drug last week that satirized the assassination of President Kennedy. In the spot, a calf labeled "JFK" is shot with Magic Bullet anti-parasite chemicals after a masked figure is seen loading a gun by a grassy knoll. Viewers complained about the ad, by Bates Worldwide-owned Campaign Palace.

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