DA Youth turn up heat with poster

2012-01-23 17:10
The DASO poster that's causing all the fuss. (Facebook)

The DASO poster that's causing all the fuss. (Facebook)

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Cape Town - A DA Student Organisation campaign poster showing two people of different races in a provocative position caused a stir on social networks on Monday.

The poster shows a white man embracing a black woman with the tagline: “DASO In our future you wouldn’t look twice.”

The organisation got a flood of responses on its Facebook page with many complaining about its implied nudity.

Arlette Franks wrote: “The nakedness completely diverts from the intended message of political togetherness - unless politics really is all about sex?”

Estelle Nel said: “I don't care if who they put on there, I just think its stupid to have naked people on there. That's what made me look. [sic]”

Masoga Rueben merely called the poster “disgusting”.

But Simon Cameron-Dow countered, saying: “I don't see something sexual. They did this pic very well. The pose, the embrace, their expressions. It looks convincing, it looks like love, it looks beautiful.”

Meanwhile on Twitter, “NomalangaSA” stated: “In my future, I hope those damn townships are gone in Cape Town and all the Blacks have moved into Camps Bay to share that view. [sic]”

The DA Youth told News24 that if educated university students see the poster as promoting sex, "then we have no hope".

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