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LG Apologizes Over Advert Boasting Phone’s Ability To Take Upskirt Photos
By Mikelle Leow, 28 May 2020
Image via DANIEL CONSTANTE / Shutterstock.com
In an outrageous attempt to steal attention on content-heavy TikTok, LG Poland used upskirt photography as a perk to advertise the capabilities of the LG V60 phone camera.
It could have used imagery of nature, food, or a group of friends, but no—the underneath of a woman’s skirt was somehow the way to go, and whoever approved the video seemed to appreciate this unusual angle, too.
The questionable commercial showed an elderly man pointing his LG V60 camera lens under the skirt of a young woman who was ascending a flight of stairs. The female turned around and appeared flabbergasted at the gesture, and then grabbed his phone to check if he had taken obscene photos of her.
After swiping the screen to the left and only finding his selfies, the woman presumed that she was just imagining things and carried on her way. In the end, however, the old man revealed that the upskirt pictures could be found if she had swiped towards the other direction.
The spot ignited a storm online, as upskirt photography is illegal in some countries and certainly frowned upon globally.
Since then, LG has apologized on behalf of its Polish division, which it says “failed to follow the proper approval process for social media content.” The company further details in a statement to PhoneArena that the advert has been taken down from its official channels.
[via Boing Boing and PhoneArena, cover image via DANIEL CONSTANTE / Shutterstock.com]
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