Bus company pulls topless "Ride Me All Day for £3" posters


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I liked it.


See? Men and women showing the same amount of skin. Win-win.


Well I found it amusing, but yeah that one will obviously get the prudes all in a fit of offense.


No Sex Please, We’re British


In situations like this I always imagine there was one person in the ad agency who said, “This is a really bad idea.” And, as usual, the guys ignored her.


Yeah, amusing, but in a I am still 13, hurhur way and nothing wrong with that, but it should not have made to approval.


Was it really a bad idea? This has been covered by the UK press and the BBC: there’ll now be an awful lot of people in Cardiff and nearby who now know you can get an all-day ticket for £3 from this bus company.


I’m from Cardiff… and in fairness I already knew you could ride the bus for £3, but I still get a bit of amusement that THIS is the thing that puts Cardiff on the world stage. :smiley:


Half naked women == uncomfortable and objectifying

Half naked men == terrible marketing.

I think there’s a little subtle gender bias going on with the tweeter.


Well, there is the Cardiff Giant.


The Union of Prostitutes probably complained that this campaign would drive their rates down to unsustainable levels.

In a race to the bottom, only the bottom wins.


If you’re going topless, what else is left?

I suppose there’s always the distinction between “bottoms” and “front-bottoms”.


Ok, the thing that puts Cardiff, Wales on the world stage. :stuck_out_tongue:


The claim that we should treat people as ‘persons’ and not dehumanise them is to reify, is to anthropomorphise humans and consider them more than they are. Do not treat people as objects, we are told. Why not? Because, goes the answer, people qua persons deserve not to be treated as objects. What a nice bit of illusory chauvinism. People are not as grand as we make them out to be, would like them to be, or hope them to be.
-Alan Soble


Maybe I’m unclear on how the industry works, but it seems like in a race to the bottom, only the top would win.


There’s a Cardiff in Wales too?!


A new entry for here?

There isn’t a Cardiff, Ohio??


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