January 24, 2013

Ikea Transgender Commercial Causes Uproar

By request. More info below video.

In an open letter to Ikea, the Thai Transgender Alliance lambasted the ad as “a parody of a weirdo” that “perpetuates a misunderstanding of transgenderism as a ‘deceitful and deviant lifestyle.’ ” The video is “negative and stereogypical in nature,” according to the group, which also called it a “gross violation of human rights and freedom of expression.”

Advertisement

Screen Shot 2013 01 24 at 10.28.53 AM 1 Ikea Transgender Commercial Causes Uproar

“Media representation … should evolve and become as diverse as the community those images strive to reflect,” the group wrote. Otherwise, it warned, it could perpetuate attitudes toward the transgender population that “lead to violence and various forms of abuses such as sexual harassment.”

The group is demanding an official statement from Ikea.


Advertisement

Tags: , , , , , , ,



Man Calmly Confesses Setting Mom's House On Fire To News Reporter Covering Blaze

Man Calmly Confesses Setting Mom's House On Fire To News Reporter Covering Blaze

A Rockville, Maryland, man who was arrested after admitting to torching his own mother's $400,000 home, calmly confessed[View Post]

Arnold And Stallone Show Up To Pacquiao's Dressing Room

Arnold And Stallone Show Up To Pacquiao's Dressing Room

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Sylvester Stallone making a surprise appearance in Manny Pacquiao's dressing room before his b[View Post]

Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri

Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri

Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2) squares off against Chris Algieri (20-0) and if you absolutely have no other way to watch the ev[View Post]