Prostitution + sex trafficking + hand lotion = wrong

11 August 2009

Buy the hand cream and all profits go to schemes to eliminate sex trafficking and the exploitation of children. It's a very decent, very noble cause highlighted in this Singapore public service campaign. We're just not sure if the posters come across as a hard-hitting play-on-words that reinforces the message, or an insensitive, cheap shot at the next lot of advertising awards:

[Boing Boing] via [TwitPic]

10 comments

  • Bob G.
    trafficking? WTF?!?!
  • Martha F.
    Ahh yes, good ol' hand cream, for when my purchases are a bit, 'dry'
  • The B.
    Surely the "sex workers" already get plenty of vitamin e on their hands? Mind you, the sweat shop kids might need it, but does it burn on open festering sores?
  • Brian
    Hi, my name is Brian. I use Vaseline.
  • Fred
    Im told all the top prostitutes use this on their hands to keep their services of the highest quality, and also because they have a money back guarantee with it.
  • Roman
    I don't get it. it seems like a perfectly normal ad to me, just a play on words that could be slightly dodgy but isn't really. Is BW running out of funny/interesting stuff to report on? Hmm?
  • Santa C.
    Are we not giving prostitutes enough money as it is!! There probably claiming benefits as well.
  • Jack
    Haha lololol ad.
  • Whitney C.
    sooo fake ;-)
  • Reginald L.
    hand lotion should be fine as long as you aren't allergic to any of the ingredients, a water based lube works the best...especially w/ condoms (vaseline, mineral oil, and other

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