Lapdancing poster of woman as a schoolgirl banned by regulator
The digital poster showed a woman dressed in a schoolgirl-style grey V-neck jumper, striped tie and white shirt. The poster promised an evening with “sexy schoolgirl staff and entertainers”.
Three people complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, saying that the ad was offensive and irresponsible because it “sexualised teenage girls and linked them with sexually provocative behaviour”.
Spearmint Rhino responded that it had taken the ad down before being notified of the complaints but nevertheless believed the campaign was “acceptable” and that it “complied with the requirements of the company who owned the space where the ad was displayed”.
The company said it followed “strict guidelines set by local authorities and that Spearmint Rhino was run as a “legitimate business”.
Spearmint Rhino also said it was being “unfairly targeted” and that much more sexually explicit ads appeared in telephone boxes.
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Read the full story in the Guardian.