The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jaw-droppingly Offensive Ad

    The founder of a fitness center in Dubai has offered up the usually tepid apology that is so well known in the political arena when he was called to account for this shockingly tasteless ad on the center's facebook page

featuring the railroad tracks leading to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

     Mr Parkinson, the British founder of the gym, said he was sorry for using the image. “I apologize if I have offended anyone with the campaign. That was certainly not my intention when we created it,” he said. “You put strong ideas across, and if they’ve been poorly received then I apologize.”

      Since the poster appeared under the heading, “New Poster Campaign – aka Politically Correct”,  one can be forgiven for being a bit skeptical about his denial of intent to offend.

   For more see: thenational

   Be seeing you.

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