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.

Tell us what you think

  • Levett - 2011-11-17 19:27

    This type of reaction is always based on jealousy. Errol Naidoo, get over the fact that your wife is not as hot as the girl in the ad. And those woman that see stripper girls as a threat, don't neglect your husband and you have nothing to fear

      Christelle - 2011-11-17 19:30

      Sorry, but have to laugh at the opening line of article - "ERECTED along Cape Town city's streets, have run into STIFF opposition. A play of words - LOL

      Levett - 2011-11-17 19:44

      LOL yes it's funny. Heading should have been "Illegal erection"

      Christelle - 2011-11-17 19:50

      Yip Levett, its good that we can still laugh at ourselves - things are just far too serious and tensed at the moment.

      alansmartSnr - 2011-11-17 22:04

      @ Cristelle lol You have sharp sense of humour.. I was going to say something simular but then saw your comment.. I would add that the Cape is acknowledged to have the best service delivery.. this is maybe just a token of it.. although I can understand that there is a legal process if they want it removed. Thank God for the DA.!

      Carlinn - 2011-11-18 09:36

      Sorry but i complained about this horrible billboard not because of jealousy (how pathetic these girls are hardly models) but because my sister's son goes to school in the area and they drive past there every morning. I dont want to live in such a sick and pathetic society! Shame on you!

  • thabelorale - 2011-11-17 19:40

    Good advertisement Naidoo, we could n't have known better about this.

  • dave.leverton - 2011-11-17 19:49

    Naidoo imposing his morals on the rest of us again.

  • Ryan - 2011-11-17 19:55

    Erected and stiff opposition, no pun intended i am sure

      Christelle - 2011-11-17 20:00

      Neeah - I don't think so either. One for our comedians to use, no doubt:-)

  • Atholl - 2011-11-17 21:15

    It's tough being a women when the thing that you want - to want you - uses a value system that you don't want. The only way that men will 'be informed' is: What if the aunties got together and 'erected' their own system: Startup their own Teazers with their own Lolly, after all - Why has there never been a Teaz-Him's ... Teaz-Her's is sexual discrimination!

  • ndalipho.v.share - 2011-11-17 21:30

    Wudn't mind lookin at that!

  • Douglas - 2011-11-17 21:37

    Naidoo is imposing his moral rights on us?? What a sad comment. If you read the article, his main criticism is not the existence of strip clubs, per se, but rather the advertising thereof opposite a children's park. And I'd have to say, I fully agree with him. It's morally indefensible.

  • DesrayB - 2011-11-21 09:10

    I am DISCUSSTED that you would even consider having these billboards up and that we have to complain to you if we are offended?!?!?!!?! WHAT?! What city, caring for their people and children would EVER advertise this in the open! SICK!!!! I am not proud to say I am a part of this city!We live in a country where divorce outnumbers happy marriages by far, where children are given up on, murder of unborn lives are legal, kids are at home at night wondering where dad is, relationships between parents are broken, pedophiles roam free, rapist just get a few years in jail or bail! And you ask why? You want to fix the above, but the route is SICK adverts stuck on high ways for everyone to see! Lustful sick pictures of people who’s bodies are sacred, and they just throw it on a board, so disrespectfully for the world to see. For people to fall into sinful thoughts, temptation, a second glace, a night out, a one night stand, a strip club, a prostitute, a rapist!? And you ask who is the cause, what is the route! THIS IS, these SICK ads that you allow! And even the illegal ones, and you won’t tear them down!? WHAT?! WHY!? The SABC has a policy, broadcasting complaints commission, WHY ARE YOU SO SICK AND LOW to allow these kinds of ads?! I am seriously VERY disappointed and disgusted ! It is NOT about, if you are offended, then complain, Patricia de Lille. YOU, are responsible for what you advertise AND the consequences thereof!

  • chris.lategan - 2012-01-17 00:19

    Wow. A bit dramatic. All this over a billboard with a woman wearing no more than most women on the covers of magazines in every shop you take your children to. Or even in TV advertising for shampoo, or body spray, or a car etc. Women are beautiful and people like to see them. Images are used to sell things. Pretty girls sell well. Simple. Sorry if it offends you, but it's the simple truth. They don't bother me. Violent criminals bother me. The ads are not for strip clubs by the way. They're for a fragrance promoted by Mavericks. Read the advert. Don't just stare at the boobs people.

  • rene.smit2 - 2012-02-18 01:06

    Naaaaaaaaido, so for the 1st time women are in charge in & still u cannot accept it and you come in a very subtle way to manipulate people. C'mon, just go back and do your job, dont interfere with others please and especially not woman!

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