Porn star journey playing cards promote out amid controversy

All 30,000 commuter cards featuring Yui Hatano were sold after going on sale at midnight, the EasyCard Corporation said in a statement. The two versions of the cards —

TAIPEI

PHOTO | AFP

PHOTO | AFP

(AFP) – Hundreds of pay as you go journey playing cards that includes a well-liked Japanese porn star offered out in a matter of hours in Taipei on Tuesday, regardless of a groundswell of objection from girls’s teams and politicians.

All 30,000 commuter playing cards that includes Yui Hatano have been offered by four:18 am native time after occurring sale at midnight, the EasyCard Company mentioned in a press release.

The 2 variations of the playing cards — “Angels” and “Demons”, each bearing a photograph of the grownup movie star and priced at Sh1,600 (Tw$500, $15.40) — have been restricted to phone gross sales solely, after the distributor reached a compromise that stored the product out of shops.

Regardless of the red-hot gross sales, the corporate apologised for the controversy and promised to not challenge any extra playing cards that includes Hatano, however mentioned it didn’t consider the photographs printed on the playing cards have been “lewd”.

The “Demons” model exhibits Hatano sporting an off-the-shoulder black costume whereas the “Angels” card options her sporting a white costume.

“We cannot launch extra. We hope that is the tip of the occasion,” firm spokesman Liao Tai-shiang advised AFP, including that earnings from the discharge can be donated to charity.

The corporate’s apologies didn’t quell politicians’ anger.

Metropolis councillor Chung Hsiao-ping of the Kuomintang social gathering filed a lawsuit in opposition to Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and EasyCard chairman Tai Chi-chuan Tuesday on expenses of betrayal of belief and contempt of authority.

The Taipei-based Fashionable Ladies’s Basis additionally lambasted the promotion.

“We’re very disenchanted,” spokeswoman Wu Tzu-ying advised AFP. “The corporate mustn’t have profited from the technique that has objectified girls.”

7-Eleven and different main comfort retailer chains additionally boycotted the controversial playing cards forward of Tuesday’s sale.

Aline Niyonkuru

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