Outrage! Offensive! ban the ads, boycott the firm!

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People these days are “outraged” and offended by the stupidest things.

In the UK the ads shown above have caused “outrage”.

A private taxi firm has sparked outrage over a ‘sexist’ advert that has attracted a wave of complaints.

The advert for Southampton-based West Quay Cars features a larger, middle-aged woman with the caption: “If I Start To Look Sexy – Book A Taxi.”

Members of Southampton University’s Feminist Society criticised the advert and called for students to boycott the firm.

“I was horrified to see a recent ad by West Quay Cars which featured a middle-aged, larger woman with the words ‘If I look sexy, book a taxi’ advising people not to drive drunk or make bad decisions after drinking,” wrote one campaigner, who did not want to be named.

“It’s disgusting that in 2015 sexism is alive and well in Southampton, enough for it to be an acceptable ad campaign, especially in the New Year when companies too often try to make a profit over negative self body image.”

The taxi firm denied the poster is sexist, adding it was disappointed with the negative feedback.

“We apologise for any offence that may have been caused by either of the posters,” manager Lee Haynes told The Tab.

Why apologise, stuff the whingers. As usual it was Twitter induced outrage…people who run businesses really need to understand that hashtags and outrage on Twitter is meaningless, literally no one but those rowdy shouters and whingers cares. Ignore them.

Good grief some people are precious.

 

– The Telegraph


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