Letters to the Editor

Ad offended youth, think again

Editor, The News:

Re: Ad seriously crossed the line of decency (Letters, May 23).

When reading The News (May 18), I saw the ad for the Caddy Shack of a woman pulling down her panties, or then again maybe she is pulling them up, and I predicted someone would complain about it.

Sure enough, as predicted, someone did. Leah Pillet, “not a prude,” complained that this ad was not appropriate for a “family community paper” and “it does not need to be so blatantly shown” in case some youth may be reading the paper.

Welcome to the 21st Century. Do you really think this ad is going to corrupt the minds of today’s youth or perhaps offend them or teach them something they don’t already know?

Give them some credit as to their daily surroundings – they are exposed far more to sexuality by the average television show today.

Also, how many youth really even pick up any paper today, to read?

Most youth today, read, converse, and exchange ideas through electronic devices.

I am not trying to diminish that the ad was not explicit, but to offend today’s youth, think again.

Keith Dymond

Maple Ridge

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