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FHM Street Promotion

Posted by charliegrrl on July 23, 2006

This was sent to me by Helen:

“Today (19.7.07) on London Bridge – while on my way to work, I was astounded to see a “promotion” on the north end of London Bridge. FHM…were launching a new tv channel and to promote this they had very scantily clad girls gyrating around on a stage. The girls were semi-naked and provocative and quite frankly would have been more at home in a club in Soho than on London Bridge with commuters passing by on their way to work. I have to say I did find this offensive, so, I happened to see their “support” van close by parked at Monument. I registered my view with a young man who really was not interested in what I had to say. He raised his voice, I raised mine -pointing out that this sort of debacle was tacky and should be confined to areas more appropriate. This was not the sort of thing I wanted to see whilst on my way to work! He made the mistake of placing his hand on my arm to ‘move me away’. I yelled at him not to touch me! By now I was extremely angry with him. Eventually I left the scene…”

She is in the middle of complaining about this…lets hope she gets some response and an apology from FHM…

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2 Responses to “FHM Street Promotion”

  1. Anonymous said

    The poor girl. She should have had them arrested.

  2. I’d tell poor Helen not to hold her breath. Didn’t you know that FHM stands for:

    FUCKING HELLISH MEN.

    I do wonder how much cash they must throw at these girls to degrade themselves in lycra in the middle of rush-hour.

    My hat goes off to Helen, though as at least she didn’t act like all the other passive plonker pedestrians who never said anything.

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