Ad Agency Rejects ‘Uncomfortable’ Photo of Muslim Woman Embracing a US Soldier From Its Times Square Billboards
*Sigh*. we have got to become more welcoming of diversity and young couples breaking boundaries in the right ways.
Media giant Clear Channel recently stirred up some controversy when it decided to flat out reject an advertising image of an American soldier embracing a veiled Muslim woman from its Times Square billboards due to its ‘uncomfortable’ nature.
The photo is part of an advertising campaign for SnoreStop, a line of over-the-counter snoring remedies. The company has already placed the image on a billboard in Los Angeles, with the pitch: “If we can keep this couple together, we can keep anyone together.”
Clear Channel executives rejected the ad for its Times Square billboards, however, citing it “sensitive nature” and “uncomfortable imagery.”