Air Asia's latest slogan to attract tourists to Thailand, but after the criticism they have now pulled it back.
the Slogan 'Get off in Thailand' ('Came' in Thailand/Stand in Thailand, red.) turned out to be controversial and has received outspoken criticism for promoting sex tourism in feriefavoritten.
It writes Reuters.
the Slogan was used among other things to promote flights between the australian Brisbane and Thailand's capital Bangkok.
the Slogan was especially criticized on social media, where twitter users posted pictures of the malaysian lavprisselskabs advertising on buses in Australia.
One user wrote, among other things:
'Can you understand this? @AirAsia #sextrade #sexualtourism #sexualexploitation (sex trafficking, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, ed.)'
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@ncose can you believe this? @AirAsia #sextrade #sexualtourism #sexualexploitation pic.twitter.com/L0SmMJ9WlY— Melinda TankardReist (@MelTankardReist) 22. march 2019
the Airline was also accused of having a poor ethics.
- Bangkok is a hub for the sexual exploitation of women and children, and 250,000 western male tourists visit Thailand each year, says Melinda Liszewski from the organisation Collective Shout, who are against the objektiviseringen of women, to the Daily Mail.
She pointed the Brisbane authorities to allow advertising on their public buses.
- This is a public bus that advertises sex-tourism to small children. How can they allow this?
in Addition to having drawn the slogan back has the airline now also issued an apology.
- AirAsia takes social feedback very seriously, and the airline apologizes with the right of any disadvantages that have arisen as a result of the recent criticism, says a spokesman from the company to the Daily Mail.
- AirAsia can confirm that the advertising campaign is completed, and we have instructed our media partners to remove the advertisement as soon as possible from all locations.