Eurostar Skinhead Pissing Ad a Tempest in a Teacup?


A new ad for the Eurostar train intended to lure tourists from Belgium to London is creating controversy over its rough vs. refined theme. The ad depicts a skinhead painted with the St. George’s Cross pissing in a teacup.

The Guardian reports: “The ads are placed on street corners and designed so that passers by see the urinating yobbo first. As they progress around the corner, they see his chosen receptacle. London is so close – especially by Eurostar – is the rationale, and yet so full of surprises.”

The ad doesn’t bother me but I’m sure The Queen would likely disapprove. In any case, that’s some good aim.