South Park destroys Matt Damon's Crypto.com ad in season premiere

More than three months after it aired, crypto exchange Crypto.com ad featuring Hollywood star Matt Damon was mocked in the latest episode...


More than three months after it aired, crypto exchange Crypto.com ad featuring Hollywood star Matt Damon was mocked in the latest episode of the animated series South Park.

In the first episode of its 25th season titled “Pajama Day”, the creators of South Park took aim at people in the United States refusing to wear a mask and once again linked crypto investments with scams. Characters from the series attacked Damon’s appearance in a TV spot titled “Fortune smiles on the brave,” showing the Crypto.com speaking actor amid a digital landscape of historical figures.

“My dad said he listened to Matt Damon and lost all his money…” “Yes, everyone did!” But they were brave in doing it!

The criticism is probably related to the fact that cryptocurrencies are losing more than $500 billion in combined market capitalization in January, with Bitcoin (BTC) dropping from over $42,000 to $35,000. According to data from Cointelegraph Markets ProBTC price is $36,373 at press time, having fallen over 40% since Crypto.com released the announcement featuring Damon.

“We just have to be brave.” “But don’t be too brave, otherwise Matt Damon will come and take all our money.”

Many know South Park for its critique of the United States government’s response to the 2008 financial crisis, popularized by the “aaaand…let’s go” meme – referencing one of the characters immediately losing all of his money after depositing it in a bank. The show has since gone on to jokingly predict that the crypto will be become the only acceptable method of payment in the future, and non-fungible tokens have the power to destroy the world.

Originally published in October 2021, many mainstream media appeared to not comment on the Crypto.com ad until it aired during a National Football League game on January 2. CBS’ Host Stephen Colbert The late show, aimed at the tv spot on the same night as South Park, comparing Damon’s endorsement of crypto to groundhog precision Punxsutawney Phil to predict another six weeks of winter.

“You never rely on groundhogs for advice, no matter how compelling when they introduce you to crypto with Matt Damon,” noted Colbert.

Parody of Matt Damon’s Crypto.com ad. Source: Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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The first TV series to feature Bitcoin was the CBS drama The good wife in January 2012, but referencing crypto and blockchain in mainstream media has become a bit more mainstream as the space expands. Celebrities and others in the field of entertainment, including Jim Jefferies comedians and Bill Burr announced cryptocurrency investments in 2020, and reality TV star Kim Kardashian shilled the EthereumMax token to her Instagram followers the following year.