Microsoft Axes Kin’s “Sexting” Ad

Tue, Apr 20, 2010

Industry, Mobile

Microsoft is currently aggressively promoting their new line of Kin phones with ads all over the place, and some of the ads are clearly showing the demographics they’re aimed at. One ad, featuring “Sexting” has been pulled due to a complaint from Consumer Reports.

According to a Microsoft spokesperson: “Microsoft takes the issue of sexting very seriously and it was never our intent to promote it in any way.” The ad in question included a scene where a man at a party is seen taking a picture of his naked breast and sending it to a woman at the party.

Microsoft acknowledges it was a mistake by saying  ”the scene did not come across in the spirit with which it was intended, upon further review, we have acknowledged that and since removed the clip.”

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