He Gets Us ad leads to Jesus Was a Foot Guy memes

He Gets Us

‘Why did we just get a PSA about how Jesus was a foot guy?’: ‘He Gets Us’ Super Bowl ad leads to ‘Jesus was a foot guy’ confusion

'I don’t need “Jesus was a foot guy” running through my head'

 

Nina Hernandez

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Posted on Feb 11, 2024   Updated on Feb 11, 2024, 8:05 pm CST

A Super Bowl ad sponsored by a Christian group is resonating with X users in a way that was perhaps unintentional. Namely, they can’t believe “Jesus was a foot guy” is the marketing pitch.

According to Rolling Stone, the video from the group He Gets Us is part of a billion-dollar campaign to promote Jesus and Christian values by the wealthy and politically active family that operates Hobby Lobby.

In the commercial, which ran during tonight’s Super Bowl, a series of people from different walks of life wash each other’s feet. At the end of the commercial, a text overlay reads, “Jesus didn’t teach hate. He washed feet.”

But that isn’t what most viewers focused in on. The response from X users was swift. Takes focused on the production quality of the commercial itself, as well as the apparent double entendre.

As one user wrote, “multimillion dollar ad proclaiming jesus was a foot guy.”

Several users learned this for the first time tonight. As one user wrote, “didn’t know jesus was a foot guy.”

Another asked, “Why did we just get a PSA about how Jesus was a foot guy?”

“Who had “Ai generated Jesus was a foot guy commercial” on their bingo card?” asked one user.

“Okay but it’s kind of camp to spend $10,000,000 on an AI art ad telling everyone Jesus was a foot guy,” another user wrote.

One women asked, “my bf said “jesus was a foot guy” is he going to hell, is he right, or both?”

Others were merely disturbed. “I don’t need “Jesus was a foot guy” running through my head,” one user wrote.

Rolling Stone reports that the Green family, which is worth an estimated $15.2 billion and known for promoting conservative values, is working to “reshape public perception of Christians.” That is despite the group having ties to a “conservative legal group leading the fight against abortion rights and LGBTQ protections.” Last year, the group produced another ad featuring individuals in conflict with each other, accompanied by a message that read “Jesus loved who we hate.”

The Daily Dot reached out to Hobby Lobby via website contact form for comment.

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*First Published: Feb 11, 2024, 7:47 pm CST