Karate ads for the RDCA Academy of Martial Arts. The first ad features a little boy drawing lipstick on himself with his mothers mirror and makeup. The second add sees him wearing his mothers shoes.
Comments range from people being amused to them being outraged. One man jokingly said, 'If you son is wearing makeup, he may need to learn self defense'. Other people are showing their own ignorance by saying that the ads are anti-gay. Since when does being gay mean wearing make-up and mom's shoes?
I happen to dislike the ads. I think it is a bad image for martial arts. As if the dojo is some magical 'man' place that will scare the girl right out of your kid.
One thing to think about is that I never heard of the RDCA before these ads. Now I do know the name. Will these kind of ads hurt a business? Or is it true that there is no such thing as 'bad' publicity?