ISAK, a homeware designer brand, has infuriated some Facebook users by promoting nudity on their page as part of the Valentine’s campaign.
This Scandinavian brand is encouraging followers to post ‘naked or semi-naked’ images in a tribute to their cheeky Viking cartoon characters Blossom and Bill that regularly appear ‘naked or semi-naked’ in the brand’s home accessories range.
While some couples are participating in the competition by posting their nude pictures, Yahoo reports that this competition has been disliked by most of the Facebook users and they have flooded the networking site with complaints and have also sent angry letters and emails to ISAK founder, Sandra Isaksson,
On the other hand, Ms Isaksson has responded towards the outrage by posting a nude photograph of her with her husband and is still promoting and encouraging users to post nude photos to win this Valentine’s competition.
Ms Isaksson said: 'We were trying to find the best lookalikes of our cheeky Viking characters Blossom and Bill, who are all about having fun and enjoying life and not taking everything so bloody seriously.Taking your kit off is fun. It's our natural state of being and we're saddened that nakedness is still seen as such a taboo.Next year we'll go for full body nakedness, with all the flappy dangly bits wobbling about.'
Coming up with an idea of bringing nudity to a social platform where people of all ages, races, backgrounds and beliefs are present would of course come along with a lot criticism and backlash.
Facebook is social networking site where people with different social and cultural beliefs and background interact with each other and people’s beliefs and interests should be respected on any social medium. Those who are okay with such kind of content go to sites that offer it to them. Promoting a campaign that offends a larger number of people is not a good in the first place.
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