Gay Advertisement #11: LAN Airlines Denies Involvement In Controversial Ads

A string of outdoor transit advertisements recently appeared across San Francisco promoting uber-gay-friendly LAN Airlines.  The ads implore viewers to “Bareback in Brazil,” and feature a tourist riding horseback.  While clever, the double entendre is in very poor taste, but a LAN Airlines representative says the company had nothing to do with the ads.

Megan Haney, a spokesperson for LAN, explains: “The advertisements were published without our approval and the point of view, choice of wording and use of the LAN Airlines logo was done without our consent. We have asked that the advertisements be removed immediately.”

LAN Airlines markets heavily to the San Francisco’s gay population and recently served as the offical airline of San Francisco Pride 2010.

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One response to “Gay Advertisement #11: LAN Airlines Denies Involvement In Controversial Ads

  1. This is the most unnecessary “news” item I have ever seen. For gays, who are always complaining about freedoms, including freedom of speech, to start in about an ad, GET A LIFE OLD QUEENS WITH NOTHING TO DO or UGLIES WHO CAN”T GET LAID ON SATURDAY NIGHT! This is supposed to be related to MARKETING? What moron put this item up for e-mailing me.

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