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I had to check it wasn't April 1st. This is brilliant.

Cardiff bus adverts featuring topless models holding a placard saying ride me all day for £3 caused social media storm

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Somewhere, there are people lacking of a sense of humour..

The adverts, by Cardiff-based New Adventure Travel, prompted outrage in the city and on social media. The company, which runs services in Cardiff and elsewhere in Wales, including school buses, was promoting the launch of a fleet of new buses for a cross-city service in Cardiff.

At 11.30am on Monday, just a few hours after the campaign first appeared, the company said the adverts would be withdrawn.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/may/11/bus-company-pulls-topless-ride-me-adverts-after-outcry

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Sexual innuendo and attractive people (of both genders) sells. Who'd have thought it?

I could understand kicking up a stink if only one gender was represented, but since both are...

Still the marketing job is now done. Everybody now knows you can travel on white buses in Cardiff for 3 quid/day.

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I could understand kicking up a stink if only one gender was represented, but since both are...

That's what I thought.

I think that they should swap the top bits around and put the man's head on the woman's body and vice versa.

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I'd have used 'jump on' for the bloke!

Though TBF that'd probably work with the burd too!

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That's what I thought.

I think that they should swap the top bits around and put the man's head on the woman's body and vice versa.

I remember a company round here causing a stir by asking job applicants to enclose a topless photo of themselves.

I think they were looking for somebody to send them half a photo, although I'm sure they got some interesting responses.

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I'm outraged at people being outraged. Clever campaign aimed at young. All that extra publicity.

Shades of Diet Coke here too. OK to sexualise men...

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So did the mens rights activists jump on the nekked male poster like the feminists did the female one?

Or have feminists suceeded in perpetuating sexism by opening their mouths and thus suggest all women are shrinking violets who need to be 'protected' from pictures and advertising slogans (amongst a zillion other things)?

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Room for one more on top!

I do wonder at some of this 'outrage' when I look at some of the goings on these days. On the tube today, two chavettes, slightly better looking versions of Vicky Pollard, were talking loudly about getting jobs in porn films. I had to laugh when one of them said 'yeah porn's good innit cos if they copy your film they as to pay you copyright every time, innit'.

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Room for one more on top!

I do wonder at some of this 'outrage' when I look at some of the goings on these days. On the tube today, two chavettes, slightly better looking versions of Vicky Pollard, were talking loudly about getting jobs in porn films. I had to laugh when one of them said 'yeah porn's good innit cos if they copy your film they as to pay you copyright every time, innit'.

Missed opportunity there mate; you should have volunteered that you know Ken Ichikawa and for the right encouragement you could introduce them to him.

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It was only last week that everyone was outraged about this:

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The advertising watchdog has launched a formal investigation into Protein World's "beach body ready" campaign and banned it from appearing again in its current form, it has announced.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had launched an investigation to establish if the ad for Protein World breaks harm and offence rules or is socially irresponsible.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11571978/Beach-body-ready-campaign-to-be-investigated-by-watchdog.html

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/apr/29/beach-body-ready-ad-faces-formal-inquiry-as-campaign-sparks-outrage

I'm still rather puzzled by that, but I think both of these show exactly how to go about getting unlimited publicity for a small input.

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It was only last week that everyone was outraged about this:

Sales of protein powders, which cost between £15 and £45 per tub, are rocketing in Britain. The value of the market has grown from £73 million in 2007 to a staggering £170 million in 2012.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3065675/Renee-Somerfield-controversial-Protein-World-ad-says-figure-genes-reveal-REALLY-stays-trim.html#ixzz3ZtJYnt8e

On the bright side, at least this is an alternative to the property market.

Far from shying away from the controversy Chief Executive Arjun Seth told Channel 4 News on Monday the ads were "aspirational" and he would only take notice if the petition were to reach a million signatures.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11571978/Beach-body-ready-campaign-to-be-investigated-by-watchdog.html

If your business wants to do well, be aspirational. If you want to be elected, be aspirational.

Do business with me, I am successful.

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Sales of protein powders, which cost between £15 and £45 per tub, are rocketing in Britain. The value of the market has grown from £73 million in 2007 to a staggering £170 million in 2012.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3065675/Renee-Somerfield-controversial-Protein-World-ad-says-figure-genes-reveal-REALLY-stays-trim.html#ixzz3ZtJYnt8e

On the bright side, at least this is an alternative to the property market.

Far from shying away from the controversy Chief Executive Arjun Seth told Channel 4 News on Monday the ads were "aspirational" and he would only take notice if the petition were to reach a million signatures.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11571978/Beach-body-ready-campaign-to-be-investigated-by-watchdog.html

If your business wants to do well, be aspirational. If you want to be elected, be aspirational.

Do business with me, I am successful.

Yes, I find this whole protein powder obsession utterly bizarre. See also the vegetable "greens" one too. Taken together they are an extremely expensive and boring way of eating.

It's like people are rushing voluntarily into a Solyent Green like future.

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in the beach ready campaign, that reflected what women the world over actually do...they diet before they holiday on the beach, they fret over the slightest lumps and bumps revealed by bikini A, full body B, 30 day diets abound, lose 7 pounds in a week etc etc.

The bus ones were clearly Benny Hill Esq in nature.

We all loved Benny Hill, we loved double entendres, but the social thought Police hate the idea that we are all sexual objects...its what we are made for.

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