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Gay Ads Unjustly Removed in Miami After Alleged Prejudice from City Officials
Squirt.Org Cites Discrimination After City Pressures Cancelation of Gay Hookup Campaign Based on Single Resident Complaint!
MIAMI, Fla. (April 7, 2016) – Representatives of gay hookup site Squirt.org confirm its advertising ads were removed from phone kiosks throughout Miami, and in illuminated kiosks in Wilton Manner. The approved ads were removed after pushback from conservative city officials due to allegations of community backlash. The only complaint came from a single resident, Michael Rajner, on March 8 during a commission meeting.
“Unfortunately, we learned all of our ads were required by the city to be removed by the city on March 14 due to apparent complaints by community members,” said Attila Szatmari, digital business director for Pink Triangle Press, Squirt’s parent company. “However, upon further investigation, we learned of only a single complaint on record. Having used similar campaigns successfully around the world, we’re extremely disappointed at the decision to cave under the most minimal pressure. This reeks of discrimination and prejudice.” Continue reading “.@SquirtOrg Ads Unjustly Removed in Miami After Alleged Prejudice from City Officials”
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Newest Ban of Squirt.org Public Ads Raises Questions of Sexual Discrimination & Obscenity
Cardiff Council in Wales Removes ASA Approved Ads for International Gay Cruising & Hookup Site Squirt.org!
CARDIFF, Wales (February 9, 2016) –– Public advertisements for Squirt.org continue to come under fire, as the newest controversy is currently underway in Cardiff. Earlier today, the Cardiff council banned ads from the international gay cruising and hookup website and removed posters from bus stops in the Welsh capital city. The ads featuring two gay men, one with his shirt open, were removed despite being approved by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
The removal of the Squirt.org poster and ban on subsequent ads is the most recent incident involving complaints against the company’s advertising practices. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recently removed Squirt’s ads, while the Netherlands’ Advertising Standards Board ruled in favor of the ads despite public complaints. Continue reading “Newest Ban of @SquirtOrg Public Ads Raises Questions of Sexual Discrimination”
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Controversial Gay Ads Allowed to Remain in Netherlands
Despite Complaints, Advertising Standards Board Permits Campaign for Gay Cruising & Hookup Site Squirt.org to Continue!
AMSTERDAM (December 21, 2015) –– Controversial gay advertisements for Squirt.org will remain posted in major cities in the Netherlands. Despite three complaints filed, which required a review, the Advertising Standards Board has ruled in favor of the cruising and hookup website and will permit it to continue its promotional campaign.
Since October 1, 2015, posters and signs featuring Squirt.org models appeared throughout the Netherlands’ major railway stations. The stations include: Amsterdam Central, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Rotterdam Blaak, Den Haag Central, Den Haag HS, and Utrecht Central. Continue reading “.@SquirtOrg’s Controversial Gay Ads Allowed to Remain in Netherlands”