More like “Ok Stupid.”
A fed-up New Yorker tore down lurid subway commercials for the courting app OK Cupid.
“All of this is gross. For kids to be looking at this, is that OK??” she stated in viral movies posted to Twitter on Wednesday.
The lady walked up and down the D practice automotive, ripping the ads down — whereas ranting about COVID-19 and communism — as silent, masked straphangers seemed on.
It’s not clear simply when the video was recorded. The colourful ads began appearing on subway trains over the summer time.
“Nicely done,” one other lady informed her. “That’s what bravery looks like. Say ‘No’ to propaganda.”
The provocative ads goal “non-monogamists,” monogamists, “pansexuals,” potheads, “bears,” fetishists, and nearly each different group.
One aimed toward “submissives” options ladies trampling an epicene man, who reaches out to seize one’s foot.
Another directed towards “introverts” reveals two folks of indeterminate intercourse, one kneeling earlier than the opposite in a pose suggestive of oral intercourse.
There’s additionally a threesome, and one up-close picture of two tongues slithering into one.
“If fondling your partner while she sits on what appears to be a quiche is your thing, by all means go for it. I would just prefer not to have to spend half an hour sitting in the room where you’re doing it,” one beleaguered commuter, who declined to provide his identify, griped to The Post.
“Ok Cupid’s ads make me into a nonconsensual participant in the sex lives of strangers twice a day, every day. It just skeeves me out.”
Netizens slammed the marketing campaign on-line.
“You realize kids ride the subway in NYC right? imagine having to explain ‘pansexual’ ‘S&M’ or ‘submissive’ to a curious, impressionable child who is too young to understand those concepts properly?” one tweeted on the company, which didn’t reply.
“Insane to me that okcupid, a dating app company, has put up a bunch of ads in the nyc subway that seem like they’re marketed at 5 year olds,” one other said.
A rep for the MTA, Eugene Resnick informed The Post: “The MTA is subject to the First Amendment, which limits the restrictions that may be placed on which ads to accept. There is a review process for subway advertisements, the OK Cupid ads went through that process and were determined not to violate MTA guidelines.”
However, the supposedly content-neutral company has prior to now rejected pro-life spots.
With regard to the vandalism video, Resnick stated: “Customers are free to express their disdain with subway advertisements, but they are not permitted to destroy them. Riders who violate that basic principle are subject to prosecution.”
The company refused to say how a lot it produced from the advert marketing campaign.
Ok Cupid’s chief advertising and marketing officer, Melissa Hobley, stated “many” have contacted the company to reward the advert marketing campaign. “A much smaller few have had shockingly vitriolic reactions to it; but these reactions only serve to make it even more clear that we must continue to champion people who are historically underrepresented. Whether you’re a non-binary person, an environmentalist, a vaccine advocate, or all of the above, you deserve to find what you’re looking for on OkCupid,” she stated.
Past advert spots for the data-hoovering company have included posters saying: “IT’S OK TO CHOOSE MR. RIGHT BASED ON HOW FAR LEFT HE LEANS,” and “IT’S OK TO CHOOSE TO ONLY DATE SOMEONE WHO’S PRO CHOICE.”
The promiscuity-promoting app additionally just lately turned out a pro-choice “profile badge.”
After Texas’s “heartbeat bill” went into impact early this month, Ok Cupid’s guardian company, Match Group — which additionally owns Tinder — stated it could pay for Texas-based staff to get out-of-state abortions, according to Bloomberg.
CEO Shar Dubey informed staff then that the company typically avoids political stands “unless it is relevant to our business.”