Bus Rage: Greyhound Cancels Ad Campaign After One Passengers Cuts the Head Off Another Passenger

Greyhound has decided that its ad campaign will have to be pulled after the recent decapitation and cannibalism of one of its passengers by another passenger. Greyhound campaign proclaimed: “There’s a reason you’ve never heard of ‘bus rage.'” Well, we’ve heard a bit about it now.


Chinese immigrant Vince Weiguang Li cut the head of 22-year-old carnival worker Tim McLean on a trip from Edmonton, Alberta, to Winnipeg, Manitoba. He then displayed the head to the passengers and allegedly ate some of McLean’s flesh. In his first appearance in court, Li asked the judge to kill him. Click here and here. What is interesting is that he was charged with only second degree murder. I shutter to think what is required for first-degree murder in Canada if beheading and eating a passenger does not satisfy the criteria. Li has been ordered into a mental evaluation, no surprise there.

For the latest on the ad controversy, click here.

As for Greyhound, I am not sure how the company can tweak the ad campaign. They could point out that 36 of 37 passengers finished the trip without decapitation or overt signs of cannibalism.

They could try humor in a follow up like “well, OK, you’ve probably heard of bus rage, but did you hear the one about the carny and the cannibal traveling together to Manitoba?”

They may be better off with the classic “Leave the Driving to Us.”

For the latest on the ad campaign, click here.

17 thoughts on “Bus Rage: Greyhound Cancels Ad Campaign After One Passengers Cuts the Head Off Another Passenger”

  1. Emily and likemindedfriends. In hell you wont have time to giggle.
    The bible teaches and the smoke of their torment went up day and night and they never had any rest.

  2. No, I think that when someone finds amusement in the horrific death and cannibalism of another person “they must be a bad person”.

    Also, I already read some “black humor” about the deaths, but since I feel terrible for the families of the dead and out of respect, I won’t spread it – much to the consternation of those above.

  3. Zakimar,

    Possibly because the bus crash isn’t that abnormal, nor is there really anything in the story to make a good joke out of. You seem to have recently developed a mentality that if people don’t agree with everything you say that they must be a bad person.

  4. I’m sure fewer people will find amusement with the bus deaths of 13 Catholic Pilgrims in TEXAS today.

  5. Zakimar and Kathy,

    Black humor is a well known mechanism for dealing with this sort of situation. Jimmy Buffet knew what he was talking about, “if we couldn’t laugh we just would go insane.”

  6. I really don’t think this is funny. A man is dead, what if he was your brother/father/son? Wouldn’t that be hilarious.

  7. You may be going to hell Jill for the comments but you’ll have plenty of company. I’ll probably join you for giggling.

  8. Or, With Greyhound you’ll always come out a head. 1L you’re right, they’ll need to hire Karl Rove to fix this one.

  9. Weren’t these also the buses that people were shooting at in the early 1990’s? I’m not sure who does PR for Greyhound, but talk about a challenging job.

  10. LMAO!!!

    “As for Greyhound, I am not sure how the company can tweak the ad campaign. They could point out that 36 of 37 passengers finished the trip without decapitation or overt signs of cannibalism.”

    loves that!

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