Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Canadian focus groups shocked by topless statues on WW I memorial shown on $20 bill
Journalists really have to stop basing their coverage of political issues on Access to Information requests for focus group results.
Here's a scoop: sometimes, focus group participants say stupid things.
Case in freaking point: CTV reports that focus groups shown Canada's new $20 bill design complained about "pornographic" images of partially nude women and "the twin towers" from 9/11.
They were looking at an engraving of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, a world famous monument to First World War Canadian soldiers killed or presumed dead in France who have no known grave.
And, being a neoclassical kind of monument, it includes naked boobies:
Oh! The humanity.
I would like to ask the journalistic community to please stop making Canadians look so ignorant.
Also, nudity in currency notes is classy.