It’s makers, the cryptocurrency firm AML Bitcoin, thought they had a blockbuster Super Bowl ad idea:

Show North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crazed that his “top hacker,” notorious for breaking into and robbing various Bitcoin type currencies, unable to hack into AML Bitcoin.

“North Korea’s top hacker has been totally unable to steal AML Bitcoin for two days and Kim is mad,” says the ad.

“Why you not able to steal AML Bitcoin?” the actor, who is a dead ringer for Kim, rants at his hacker, dressed in a military uniform.

The company, which says its product meets U.S. and international security and privacy requirements, complies with the Patriot Act and is safe from drug dealers and other bad actors, ends its ad this way: “Safe and secure. Sorry Dear Leader.”

But, like a spot from American Veterans, a spokesman said the league never gave the green light to the entertaining ad in its bid to maneuver around politically-tinged advertisements.

In the AmVets case, the NFL wanted to tone down their ad’s urging for fans to “#PleaseStand” during the playing of the National Anthem. According to reports, the NFL suggested a change to “Please Honor our Veterans” or “Please Stand for our Veterans,” but the two sides couldn’t agree.

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