Stringfellows Offensive Shocker

By Rob Last edited 167 months ago
Stringfellows Offensive Shocker

"Scantily-clad woman": It's one of those phrases that only ever really gets used in the press, and today it's being used in a news item regarding Stringfellows latest advertising campaign.

(And we probably don't need to say this but: don't click on that link if you're at work.)

Rcently the club has been promoting some of its "themed nights" using billboards on the back of lorries, which are then driven around central London.

"One advert was worded 'Sexy Lingerie Party 100 Nude Dancers' and featured a scantily-clad woman sitting on a chair with her legs apart. The second poster began with 'St Trinian's Party' and showed two women wearing school uniforms, miniskirts and lingerie."

Despite the club's protestations that the ad's were aimed squarely at their target audience of "city executives" (so that's where the bonuses go) the ASA, following complaints from the public, have decided that the adverts are "likely to cause serious or widespread offence".

It is thought that similar complaints, this time aimed against Peter Stringfellows hairstyle, will be heard in the New Year.

Last Updated 15 December 2004