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Parents are furious about over sex shows and strippers being advertised on school buses and billboards outside classrooms.

One mum, Angela Burrows, has started a Change.org petition to protest against the ‘inappropriate’ ads and already has over 3,000 signatures, reports Daily Mail.

‘Strippers, sex hotlines, nudity – explicit images are being splashed across our kids’ school buses. Right now, buses are picking up school kids with these inappropriate ads for the upcoming adult sex event, Sexpo,’ the petition reads.

‘As a mum of three young kids who regularly use public transport for school and sporting activities I was appalled to hear that Sexpo 2017 was advertising on public buses across the country.

‘I’m in touch with a bunch of other concerned mums who’ve seen similar ads on billboards right outside school gates. We have kids in primary school for goodness sake — we don’t want ads and links to watch “live sex” forced on them.’

A spokesperson for Sexpo, who has seen the event’s advertising criticised in past years, said that the ads and collateral were ‘not overtly sexual in any way and do not contain any graphic content.’

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Ms Burrows added in her Change.org petition: ‘Despite the federal government recommending that public transport not feature advertisements of this nature nothing has changed in practice (it’s up to the state governments to act, but they’re ignoring their responsibility),’ she wrote.

‘The Advertising Standards Board is also failing us,’ she continued.

‘Our only regulatory body that has any power to ban this type of advertising responded to previous complaints stating they understand some members of the public would prefer sex-related products and services not to be advertised, but legally they are allowed to be.’

‘The QLD Premier says she’s serious about child protection and sexual violence — so let’s urge her to crack down on this inappropriate and over-sexualised advertising,’ Ms Burrows said.

Share your thoughts about this campaign below.

Image via change.org

  • That could make for some difficult conversations round the dinner table lol

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  • come off it, this is disgraceful and shouldn’t be allowed! not right!

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  • Don’t think any one should be subjected to this sort of advertising.

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  • It shouldn’t be advertised anywhere that children, including high school pupils can see it. If it has to be advertised at all,….. very…… late at night on radio or TV.

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  • no way, that should be kept away from childrens buses, venues etc.

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  • It would be better to keep this kind f advertising away from young kds.

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  • I agree with this mum ! Will sign her petition.

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  • It should definitely not be advertised around kids. But whoever pays the most can do whatever they like it seems.

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  • Well done mum.
    Thankfully our local buses don’t advertise.

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  • Oh! She’s absolutely right! I’ve signed her petition and I am sure a lot more people will follow!

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  • I agree it is inappropriate and it should be moved.

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