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Waxing ad outrages web users

2011-05-06 22:19

Paris - A company selling an intimate wax hair-removal treatment in France said on Friday it had removed an online advert that offended web users by claiming the product was good for the "pussy".

The ad for Veet waxing cream was posted at the web address "monminoutoutdoux.com", which translates as "My Pussy's All Soft".

The site, intended as a tester ahead of a full-scale launch, showed a video of a cat singing "When my pussy's all soft, it likes being stroked all over."

"We wanted to create an ad campaign that was a bit humorous and offbeat," a manager of Veet, which is owned by the British group Reckitt Benckiser, told AFP.

"We didn't want to shock, but we're not the experts on that."

He said the company received numerous complaints from people offended by the ad, and ditched it so as not to "tarnish the brand's image".

The agency that designed the site, Mobiz, declined to comment.

The video was unavailable online on Friday afternoon.

Comments
  • shaun.botsis - 2011-05-06 23:10

    you cant beat a soft purring pussy ;)

  • ASDEB - 2011-05-07 00:10

    This is funny!

  • mikekokot - 2011-05-07 07:27

    What's good for the puss is good for the panda!

      YasButIDunno - 2011-05-07 07:56

      Pytca!

  • Killroy2011 - 2011-05-07 08:02

    Click on thne link to see how bad it can look http://www.google.co.za/search?q=hairless+cats&hl=en&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=C-DETZHaDJPSuwPA-tSbAQ&ved=0CEEQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=884

      LuxOcculta - 2011-05-07 18:55

      What has been seen cannot be unseen...

  • goodguy - 2011-05-07 08:30

    good that the ad is off. Just imagine people wax their cats then you would have even more waxed pussies. Already there are too many of these.

  • goodguy - 2011-05-07 08:32

    good that the ad is off. Just imagine people wax their cats then you would have even more waxed pussies. Already there are too many of these.

  • Rapier - 2011-05-07 09:36

    What pussies :-)

  • Marthinus - 2012-03-02 10:06

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA-Brilliant!

  • Mohsin - 2012-03-02 14:40

    VEET JUST KNOW WHAT A MAN LIKES HAHA

      Bakers - 2012-03-02 21:09

      In afrkaans jy Veet mos lol

  • Bakers - 2012-03-02 21:08

    It's all in the way you think. The internet has bent your mind. First it was French letters now the French want clamp down on hairless Pussies. Bald men love hairy things. It must be a French thing. hairy under arms etc.

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