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Man smokes Centrelink-branded bong outside welfare agency

  • Man filmed smoking a bong in front of a Centrelink outlet in Melbourne 
  • He lit up soon after walking out of the doors while standing next to the sign
  • The white ceramic bong was branded with the Centrelink name and logo

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.

The tattooed blonde man wearing a white singlet walked through the office’s sliding doors 

The video then cut to him standing in front of a large Centrelink logo and lighting up a white bong branded with the organisation's name

The video then cut to him 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, the video was actually a marketing stunt for bong manufacturer Gatorbeug.

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. 

The man exhaled smoke the the direction of the logo after he finished smoking

The man exhaled smoke the the direction of the logo after he finished smoking

The video was actually a marketing stunt for bong manufacturer Gatorbeug which sells the ceramic bong for $70

The video was actually a marketing stunt for bong manufacturer Gatorbeug which sells the ceramic bong for $70

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.

Daily Mail Australia contacted Centrelink and the man in the video for comment.



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