A Croydon strip club’s van advert has been pulled after it received several complaints.
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club was told by the Advertising Standards Agency that they had to take the ad down, as it was deemed ‘sexist and degrading’, The Mirror reports.
The advert featured two men looking at a naked woman in the club, claiming it was ‘the best view in Croydon’. To be fair that’s not much of a boast, I’ve been to Croydon and the best view I encountered was a KFC sign in the distance.
An ASA spokesman said:
All of the complainants challenged whether the ad was offensive, sexist and degrading to women.
Two of the complainants, who reported seeing the ad in Wimbledon Village on a Saturday and on Clapham High Street and Putney Bridge on consecutive Sundays, challenged whether the ad was unsuitable for public display where it could be seen by children.
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club disagreed, with a spokesman saying it was not ‘sexually suggestive’ and didn’t ‘show any breasts or genitalia’.
The ASA said that while the advert ‘did not include any explicit nudity and the woman’s pose was not overtly sexual’, it was clear that the men in the ad were staring at the woman’s breasts and crotch, therefore presenting woman as sex objects.
The club has now agreed to stop using the advert.