iPad ads in SF hijacked by porn

A group called Freedom from Porn plasters iPad ads with graphic overlays, apparently to protest Steve Jobs' view that the device should be porn free.

San Francisco seems to currently enjoy more iPad posters than restaurants.

However, a group called Freedom from Porn believes that these posters don't accurately reflect the world as it sees it. So, its members sneaked around in the middle of the night and offered the laps featured in the posters something of a dance.

It seems the group was stimulated to act by Apple CEO Steve Jobs who has repeatedly declared that the iPad should be free from porn.

The group's Web site offers that its members--two of whom are seen in this footage, walking away, dressed in hoodies (they work at Facebook?)--are "dudes who like porn." As if there were really any other kind.

However, one wonders just how classy these dudes are, as the home page makes a difficult joke about the iPad being called, well, the iPad.

Still, they're classy enough not to have adorned the iPad posters with porn of a terribly explicit nature. After all, San Francisco is still just about safe enough for children to walk along the streets. Even near the Moscone Center, where thousands of dubious-looking developers milled around in a state of some heightened emotion after this week's WWDC 2010.

As you'll see from the film, you might almost call these overlays family friendly, such as the ad for AdultFriendFinder.com. The Steve Jobs Facebook page (another clue as to the perpetrators?) will also amuse some.

As a guerilla tactic, Freedom from Porn's work is an undoubted success. It's just that one can't help thinking what Banksy would have done.

 

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