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    Controversy Over Eurostar's Shock Skinhead Urinating Advert |Sky News|UK News



    An advert depicting a tattooed skinhead urinating into a china teacup is being used to promote tourism to London.

    The image is part of a new Eurostar campaign aimed solely at the Belgian market.

    Posters have gone up on billboards in Antwerp, Brussels, Liege and Ghent to promote the new high-speed train connection to the English capital.

    The company says the advert is great for British tourism.

    "It's fun, it's supposed to show how cosmopolitan London is. Yes, I really think it says London is cosmopolitan," insisted a spokeswoman for Eurostar.

    Lesley Retallack added: "You could walk down Camden market and you can see someone like that.

    "It just captures your imagination, stops you, makes you think. People get it."
    I must not be people (and I'm certainly not Belgian) because I don't get it.
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    Not my cup of tea either (excuse the pun), but then I'm boring.

    I get it, but don't like what I get. I guess it does portray something of what the UK is like today. If they want to attract like-minded folks into the country, they're going the right way about it. I'm just glad I'll be thousands of miles away.
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    Erm... yea, that advert sells me on London. Not.
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