Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ikea Ad Pisses Off Transgender Group In Thailand

The Danish furniture company IKEA is back in the news with a different controversy after women were photoshopped out of their Saudi print ads. This time the company pissed off a Thai transgender group with the following ad.

I think it's rather funny, unfortunately they don't, they think it's "negative and stereotypical".

The 20-second commercial shown on YouTube and on Bangkok's trains in December and January entitled "Luem Aeb" ("Forget to Keep Hidden"), was disrespectful to transsexuals, according to the Thai Transgender Alliance, which demanded an explanation from IKEA.

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