Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Taiwan Transit Passes Feature Porn Star; Sell Out In Hours

How do you get citizens to buy a bus pass? Put pictures of porn stars on the pass apparently. According to Newsmax, a special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit system featuring (clothed) pictures of porn stars sold out within hours, despite a lot of opposition.

Critics- parents, politicians and women's advocacy groups- campaigned against the cards, saying the images disrespect women and send inappropriate messages to children. Many stores declined to sell the cards and the company ended up selling them by telephone hotline.

To appease the public, the company that made the cards said money from the cards will go to charity. 

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