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Seattle Board Of Tourism Fires PR Firm
The Seattle Board of Tourism has fired the British firm GPR for making a crass and offensive ad campaign for its city. In the ultimate faux-pas, GPR highlighted the local Lake Union houseboat community by posting up noisecore band AxCx's video "You Live in a Houseboat," which focuses on negative stereotypes of the floating home dwellers. "Lake Union has a very elite enclave of houseboats," says resident Marge Innovera. "I assure you, no white trash lives here. We paid over a million dollars for our floating home. None of our dogs wear bandannas and I don't have a tattoo of an anchor!"
To further add insult to injury, GPR also dedicated a full web page to scenic tourist spots in Tukwila and Renton, where the Green River killer's discarded hooker victims were found. This is not the first gaffe GPR has made. Back in February, they were dropped by the State of Kentucky's Tourist Board for saying that the state's residents play Roadkill Bingo, a game where road trippers count the number of dead carcasses on the side of the highway. Check out a story on that over here. The offensive AxCx video at the center of this firestorm of controversy follows below. Seth Putnam could not be reached for comment.
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