Venerdì, 19 Ottobre 2018

Bari protests against homophobic ads


Bari, August 14 - Bari Mayor Michele Emiliano on
Wednesday announced he had reported to Italy's advertising
authority IAP a commercial "offending human dignity" after gay
rights' associations denounced it as homophobic.
A number of residents in the southern Italian port city
along with local LGBT associations have criticized the
advertisement, which has appeared on posters across Bari and
been broadcast on local radio and television networks.
The advertisement shows a couple mimicking renowned fashion
duo Dolce & Gabbana to publicize, with a vulgar pun, a local
store buying gold in exchange for cash, one of a number of
gold-buying businesses which have opened across Italy amid its
longest recession in two decades.
Emiliano also asked police to check whether the posters
were legally displayed and called on local media to stop
broadcasting the commercial.
Civil rights associations had recently denounced the
advertisement for its "exasperated and vulgar 'satire' of a
famous couple of openly-gay designers with a homophobic slogan
including the adjective 'strange'" and accused the local
advertising agency behind the commercial of a number of other
sexist campaigns.

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