Activist and independent preacher, Akhi Fairuz Al-Jengkawi took to his Facebook page to bring attention to the use of obscene innuendos different billboards on the PLUS about the issue of obscene advertising billboards placed in public.
Both billboards selling soap and a coffee respectively seem to use a sexual double-meaning which he explains in his facebook post. In response to Akhi’s Facebook post, the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) responded by taking the billboard down. To which, Akhi commented, “This is not a victory, but a start.”
In other news, last week a billboard for a coffee advertisement on the PLUS highway made headlines, also for the wrong reasons.
Fadzilah Mamat, a Twitter user took to the platform when she saw the billboard with a font mishap that has skewed its tagline entirely. The tagline “Aroma Panggang Yang Memikat” (A Roasted Aroma That’s Tantalizing), due to a poor font choice makes the word panggang appear as punggung, which means buttocks.
Fadzilah’s tweet funnily asks her followers who the designer of the billboard ad is, because she wants to speak to them about font selection. Unsurprisingly, her tweet received replies defending designers, as some commented that it is the client’s fault for approving the billboard without noticing the potential error.
These billboard incidents remind us of the sugar daddy ads found around KL that received plenty of reactions from Malaysians. Read it here:
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