An Australian real estate company released — and subsequently removed — an eyebrow-raising promotional video, shot like an R&B music video, that featured the pair pouting, strutting and dancing their way through a property in Padstow, New South Wales.
The video was produced by an independent franchise of real estate agents, LJ Hooker, and had already gone viral before being deleted.
But while going viral is the aim of most businesses, the idea of owning a kitchen that played host to the raunchy couple hasn’t gone down well with everyone — and the realtor has admitted the film “missed the mark.”
Ensuring that nothing on the internet is lost forever, several people have re-uploaded the footage — allowing more viewers the chance to cringe their way through it.
The film shows a man arriving in a sports car at the property, before meeting a woman inside. The two then dance in the living room, take a dip in the pool and retire to the bedroom, in a romantic story unlikely to trouble the classics.
“LJ Hooker Bankstown has gone completely off the rails,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another said she had “many questions” about the film’s gripping plot. “Like, who is the couple in all the photos in the lounge room? Was this supposed to portray an affair? Or are they just doing it while the vendor is out?”
But it appears the film’s popularity has scuppered the firm’s plans to market the property — an open house viewing was canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a post on the company’s Facebook page.
“LJ Hooker Bankstown is always looking for new ways to market our listings, however this time we missed the mark,” a spokeswoman said in a statement provided to CNN.
“We understand that our recent video circulated on social media promoting one of our listings may have been taken out of context by some and for this we apologize.”
“We have removed the video from our digital and social media channels.”