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American soldier gets flak for appearance in this ad

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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Ranks divided over billboard of US soldier embracing Muslim girlfriend

12 hrs ago

It's an ad for SnoreStop, but the billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles seems to be selling more than that. Depicting an American soldier with his arm around a Muslim woman with her face veiled with the legend "#betogether," it's already riled up folks on social media who have called it "offensive" and "a slap in the face to our military." This doesn't surprise Paul Evans, the soldier who posed for the ad with his real-life Muslim girlfriend. "I did this because I am no stranger to other people's discrimination," he wrote in a Facebook post. If the "keeping couples together" message is a bit of a stretch for an anti-snoring product/sleep aid, the choice of models was deliberate. "We want to show couples that you normally don't see in advertising," SnoreStop spokeswoman Melody Devemark told CBS Los Angeles. [Source]

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KhloesMom2009
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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I love this photo!

katy_kay08
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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No, not offensive.

jllcali
by LoyalAndCute on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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I don't find it offensive.
12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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I didn't think military members were allowed to wear their uniform for political purposes?
Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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It isn't offensive, but it is confusing. Why is a Muslim woman posing for a photograph? Has that rule been changed?

OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM
7 moms liked this

This photo is not offensive or a slap in the face of our military simply because this woman is Muslim or that her face and hair are covered.  It doesn't make their relationship or this woman a product of the enemy.

Some people will never open their eyes....

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Lol I read the article three times and still felt confused. 


Quoting Farmlady09:

It isn't offensive, but it is confusing. Why is a Muslim woman posing for a photograph? Has that rule been changed?



Jacqalyn
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM
Doesn't bother me.
krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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Not in the slightest. 

The fact that people are offended by a photo of a man and a woman hugging says a lot, and none of it good. 

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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Wait..its for a snoring aid? And its his GIRLFRIEND?

How would she know if he snores? LOL

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