Sky-high row over ‘gentleman’s club’ banner


Sky-high row over ‘gentleman’s club’ banner

Petru Saal | 2017-02-09 08:20:27.0

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Christians offended by the prospect of a “gentlemen’s club” advert reappearing in the sky have exchanged more acerbic words with a company that flies advertising banners over Cape Town.

Christian View Network – which describes itself as a public advocacy ministry promoting a “biblical world view” – was elated earlier this week when a flying advert for Mavericks was supposedly “grounded”.

But, as it turns out, the contract had simply come to an end and the banner will still be towed behind an aircraft on an ad-hoc basis.

Upon hearing the news, Philip Rosenthal from the Christian View Network wrote to Sky Messaging sales manager Florian Rupier on Tuesday, saying that revenue from strip clubs fell into the category of “the wages of prostitutes”.

“Should you fly Mavericks Strip club banners again, we will be contacting your other clients . to ask them to boycott your company,” said the e-mail.

He named the Democratic Alliance, retailers and a property company among 11 prominent clients who would be targeted.

TMG Digital established that Rosenthal was informed later yesterday he would face legal action should he carry out his threat.

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