Friday, November 16, 2007

What it takes to appeal to Belgian tourists

Drudge links to this ad for British tourism that is geared especially for Belgium. It shows a skinhead urinating into a teacup. The British think that this is edgy and appealing.
The company says the advert is great for British tourism.

"It's fun, it's supposed to show how cosmopolitan London is. Yes, I really think it says London is cosmopolitan," insisted a spokeswoman for Eurostar.

Lesley Retallack added: "You could walk down Camden market and you can see someone like that.
Charming. Now that is a message that would entice anyone, wouldn't it? Come to England and see skinheads urinate in public. Lovely, just lovely.

Sorry to be such a fuddy-duddy, that's just not my definition of cosmopolitan.