Saturday, July 28, 2007

Army Recruiting Posters Scrapped For Being "Offensive"

UPDATE : The poster series discussed in this story have now been scrapped by the Department of Defence

The above is a screengrab from the homepage, showing two images from a new series of Army recruiting posters. There's a bit of a kerfuffle over the use of a buxom, doey-eyed cartoon woman in the posters, mostly because some female soldiers feel this portrayal of a female digger like that is inappropriate.

But as regular reader Rollie points out, perhaps there is a more subliminal form of offensive imagery going on in that poster to the left.

Rollie (via e-mail) :
"I'm not a perv, but I'll be fucked if I don't see a huge cock and balls in profile in the steam coming off that soup pot she's stirring. Am I wrong?"
We didn't actually notice it until Rollie pointed it out, but know we know it's there, it's impossible not to see it.

Yep. It's a cock and balls all right.

This story claims the posters are about to be recalled.

We, and now you, know why.

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