Joe Levi:
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Church-Owned Newspaper Runs Racy Ad Across Woman’s Breasts

image While reading a news article I was forced to read the following ad (it interrupted the flow of the article).

The ad features an attractive young woman in front of a laptop wearing a t-shirt with “I’m a HOTSPOT” written across her breasts.

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with people drawing attention to intimate parts of their bodies, inviting you to read messages scrawled across them, where I hesitate is when the message carries a double-entendre.

What’s ironic: this ad appeared in an article on a website owned and operated by the , which is owned by the (a Christian religion which teaches chastity and values the sanctity of womanhood).

Though it is not realistic for a website to pre-screen all ads that it runs, one would imagine that a Church-owned newspaper would have a slightly higher bar.


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6 Responses

  1. Bryce says:

    Really now… I think you're making mountains out of molehills here…

  2. joelevi says:

    I don't have any problem with that kind of advertising. I just found it
    interesting and ironic that a Church Owned paper doesn't have a problem with
    it either.

    PS: Thanks for the comment! Don't be a stranger!

  3. Lynn says:

    You totally missed the humor in his statement, dude.

  4. joelevi says:

    No, I got it… guess I should have said as much though. 😉

  5. Rick says:

    Do you know how websites work? Many ads are automatically fed and tough to control at times. I had google category ads showing up on my site for gay and lesbian things because the page was on marriage and the ads contained the word marriage. Once found, I made some account setting adjustments to eliminate them. Point, I doubt that they knew that was going to show up before it did.

  6. joelevi says:

    Yes, I know how ad networks work, and yes, I know that web site owners donlt
    have control over the individual ads served through those networks. The
    point I was making was the irony of a church owned website allowing ads to
    be run which are arguably contrary to the church's core standards.

    What else I find ironic is that a newspaper website is running ads from an
    outside ad server and not selling and displaying their own ads.

    Thanks for the cooment!

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