A young man was filmed smoking a bong in front of a Centrelink outlet in Melbourne soon after walking out of the building.
The tattooed blonde man wearing a white singlet walked through the office’s sliding doors for a few seconds before the video cut to another shot.
He was then standing in front of a large Centrelink logo and lighting up a white bong branded with the organisation’s name.
Though the act might appear to be a slap in the face to Australian taxpayers, all is not as it seems at first glance.
The video was actually a staged marketing stunt for bong manufacturer Gatorbeug and the man is in fact gainfully employed and not on welfare.
The Sydney-based company is selling the ceramic bong for $70 from its online store alongside ones modelled on Simpsons characters and Donald Trump.
‘To help remind you to report your income and job search history for this fortnight,’ its description read.
Gatorbeug is no stranger to oddball marketing tactics, once creating a bong resembling Shane Warne wearing flouro sunglasses and smoking a cigarette.
The novelty product was sent to Warne’s close friend, British singer Ed Sheeran, who was snapped opening the box with a sheepish expression.
Source: The Daily Mail