By: Steve Dellar | 03-12-2018 | News
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Liberal Dutch Shocked By Amsterdam Fashion Brand - 30 Bus Stops Smashed

The Dutch are quite proud of their open liberalism and accepting manner of all ways of life and relationships. Holland was one of the first countries to sign gay marriage into law and euthanasia has been accepted for about a decade. Abortion can be done anywhere in The Netherlands.

Hence, the Dutch were shocked to find that an advertising campaign by Amsterdam brand Suitsupply caused so much commotion over the past week.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prior Suit Supply campaigns. (Feel better now, ❄️?) <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Curtis Perfect (@CurtisPerfect) <a href="">March 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Suitsupply is a Dutch fashion house which is best known for providing high quality men’s suits at reasonable prices and advertising via shockingly open sexist advertising. As it had featured men showing their sexual dominance over women in the past, no one in Holland was truly shocked.

But last week Suitsupply decided they needed something fresh to catch the attention of the Dutch (and the other European countries where they advertise. FYI, they tend to use different ads in different parts of the world as this wouldn’t fly in the United Arab Emirates for example).

Via social media and by renting out all bus stop billboards they advertised by showing two men kissing each other, albeit they were both nicely dressed in a suit.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Welcome to Holland. The country where a poster of 2 woman kissing is amazing but a poster of 2 men kissing gets ripped, spat on, sprayed on with graffiti etc. I’m disgusted by homophobes. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#suitsupply</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; 5SOS Updates! (@FiveSOSAlertsWW) <a href="">March 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Certainly in the more conservative north of Holland (Friesland) this caused quite the storm. Some 30 bus stops were vandalized, billboards broken down or the glass covers smashed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">Het gaat echt geweldig met de acceptatie van homo&#39;s in Nederland <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#loveislove</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#suitsupply</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Dennis Boutkan (@DennisBoutkan) <a href="">March 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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On Sunday the Christian conservative party organized a protest march in Amsterdam in front of the company’s headquarters.

Yes, Holland is very liberal indeed. It’s just that there are limits to that as well and it looks like they found theirs now.


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Anonymous No. 20391 2018-03-12 : 08:37

If it was a man and a little boy, the "new Dutch" would have been very pleased, indeed!

I'd say "man and goat" but goats, generally, don't wear suits.

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