NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new ad on Long Island Rail Road trains seems to be offending many commuters.
“Ladies, admit it. You’re doing kegels right now,” reads the ad for the health and wellness television channel Veria Living.
Kegels are popular vaginal tightening exercises.
Some commuters said they find the ad offensive and tasteless.
“I noticed that the other day and I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,'” one Long Beach branch rider said. “I was kind of appalled. There’s a lot of outrageous things you see on the train, but I think that was a little overboard.”
“There’s a line you draw when you put something in the public especially since it’s open to minors so you have to be a little more conscious of that,” one man said. “Everyone has the right to free speech but a little discretion wouldn’t be so bad.”
“There’s a lot of kids on the train, why would you put that up there? Do they ask guys if they have jock itch?” one woman said.
“There’s ways to advertise in marketing and there’s ways to get your message across without insulting people or making them uncomfortable if you’re sitting next to someone on the train,” another commuter said. “They should take it down.”
But others said they don’t find anything wrong with the poster.
“I think it’s hilarious it’s really funny,” one woman said, “Why would it be offensive? There’s much more offensive things out there to be concerned with.”
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the ad meets the agency’s policy standards and will not be taken down.
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