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These Bankers Actually Posted an ISIS-style Mock Beheading on Instagram

Naturally, they've since been fired

By: Daina Goldfinger

Published: July 8th, 2015 in News » World

These Bankers Actually Posted an ISIS-style Mock Beheading on Instagram

Photo: HSBC bankers mocking ISIS on Instagram

Credit: Screenshot


Lately, it seems that the media has been making a spectacle out of the radical Islamic terrorist group, ISIS. Just last week, Walmart made an ISIS cake for a fellow client, while just over a month ago, ISIS rings were confiscated at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport.

Now, a major financial conglomerate is participating in the ISIS antics. Mockingly, a group of HSBC bankers decided t make a fake beheading video in order to poke fun at the terrorist groups.

One of the bankers mistakenly decided to post the mock video on Instagram, garnering a significant amount of criticism from different coworkers and viewers.

The mock beheading skit was supposedly intended as a “team building exercise,” however this clearly backfired, prompting the firing of all of the participating bankers.

“Once we saw this abhorrent video released by @TheSun we took the decision to sack the individuals involved. We apologise for any offence,” tweeted the HSBC UK Press Office.

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