Obscene advertisements in Toronto subways must be removed

Petition to: Toronto Transit Commission & Advertising Standards Canada

 

Obscene advertisements in Toronto subways must be removed

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Obscene advertisements in Toronto subways must be removed

The graphic same-sex images displayed in Toronto's subway system are shocking and repulsive. Children should not be exposed to such images and they should be removed immediately.

The advertisements, sponsored by the Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance encourage homosexual couples to have "the sex they want," even if they or their partners already have HIV. The shocking images depict homosexual threesomes and bondage harnesses, in full view of children who take the Toronto subway's busiest line every day.

The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards requires that advertising directed at children "must not present information or illustrations that might result in their physical, emotional or moral harm."

Furthermore, the Code indicates that advertisements shall not "display obvious indifference to . . . conduct or attitudes that offend the standards of public decency prevailing among a significant segment of the population." There can be no doubt that these advertisements display obvious indifference to conduct that is offensive to public decency!

Sign the petition to the Toronto Transit Commission and Advertising Standards Canada, demanding that these sexually explicit ads be removed!

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Obscene advertisements in Toronto subway

I am writing about the obscene advertisements in Toronto subway stations, featuring men having threesomes and wearing bondage gear.

These advertisements are completely inappropriate. It's reckless and disgusting to expose the many children who ride Toronto's subways to these sexual images.

The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards requires that advertising directed at children "must not present information or illustrations that might result in their physical, emotional or moral harm."

Furthermore, the Code indicates that advertisements shall not "display obvious indifference to . . . conduct or attitudes that offend the standards of public decency prevailing among a significant segment of the population."

No doubt these advertisements display obvious indifference to conduct that is offensive to public decency.

I urge you to remove these shocking and gratuitous advertisements immediately!

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Obscene advertisements in Toronto subways must be removed

Sign this petition now!

020,000
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17,601 people have signed. Help us reach 20,000 signatures.