Posters showing gay men destroyed
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Why has the Netherlands kicked off!?
Well, we’ve already have one rant about sexist advertising in the Netherlands. But this is rather weird, especially if blatantly sexist advertising slips through the net. Heaven forbid 2 gay men. The company is shocked too, as they didn’t expect such a reaction here. People were concerned in the Netherlands on how they were going to explain the advert to their children and why it was just so out there. Also to do with 2 men kissing not being appropriate.
I guess any media exposure is good exposure (maybe apart from the fact they’ve lost so many followers). But Suitsupply might have seriously underestimated homophobia in the Netherlands.
Check out the article I linked in the paragraph above – if advertising with men looking up women’s skirts and a pussy cat (yeah you know the score), in-between a half naked woman’s personal region (keep it clean Emma, keep it clean), is acceptable, then why not 2 gay men? It shines a light on whether the Dutch tolerance really is tolerant.
What do you think about this news? Do you think the advertising was appropriate or not? Are people just small minded? Let us know in the comments!