Strip club billboards cause outcry

2011-11-17 19:01
Cape Town - Billboards from the strip club Mavericks, erected along Cape Town city's streets, have run into stiff opposition.

"The billboards appear to promote adultery and stereotypes women as mere sex objects," Errol Naidoo, a director of the Family Policy Institute said on Thursday.

Mayor Patricia De Lille should remove them, he said.

The billboards feature a half-naked woman in a sexually suggestive pose next to the slogan "I was working late".

They were put up on the N1 highway and in Tamboerskloof opposite a children’s park.

Naidoo said it was shocking that in a province and city led by women, that women could be degraded.

"The billboards send out a destructive message to society that women exist primarily for the sexual gratification of men."

Naidoo said the City of Cape Town had so far budged in one respect only.

They acknowledged that a billboard on the N1 highway was erected illegally, but refused to remove it immediately due to a legal process, Naidoo said.

Comment from Mavericks and the city could not be immediately obtained.

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