Representatives of gay hookup site Squirt.org confirm its advertising ads were removed from phone kiosks throughout Miami, and in illuminated kiosks in Wilton Manner.
The approved ads were removed after pushback from conservative city officials due to allegations of community backlash.
The only complaint came from a single resident, Michael Rajner, on March 8 during a commission meeting.
“Unfortunately, we learned all of our ads were required by the city to be removed by the city on March 14 due to apparent complaints by community members,” said Attila Szatmari, digital business director for Pink Triangle Press, Squirt’s parent company.
“However, upon further investigation, we learned of only a single complaint on record. Having used similar campaigns successfully around the world, we’re extremely disappointed at the decision to cave under the most minimal pressure. This reeks of discrimination and prejudice.”
The ads in question feature a man in a tanktop with the slogan “Real Guys, Real Hookups,” and additional text promoting Squirt.org.
“Our ads promote gay cruising and casual hookups, but we always take great lengths to ensure our ads meet community standards before they are ever posted,” Szatmari said.
Last September, one of Squirt’s Miami ads was the subject of a viral video, which captures an alleged US Marine veteran destroying a Squirt.org advertisement on a bus stop.
Sources confirm the vandalism video was filmed in 2014, right before the City of Miami removed prior Squirt.org ads in November of that year. The ads were deemed too racy by city officials. Since then, Squirt.org has conducted several successful advertising campaigns in the city without incident.
Squirt.org has conducted successful advertising campaigns around the world, including Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, and cities across the United States. Its ads have also been the source of controversy, such as with incidents in Toronto, Wales, and Miami.
Where men meet other men for sex, fun, and friendship – this is the foundation for Squirt.org, a website established in 1999 and operated by Pink Triangle Press.True to its tagline, “Hot ‘n horny hookups,” Squirt.org is a completely uncensored hookup/cruising site for gay, bi, and curious men who want to skip the pretense of dating and get right to the sex. Consisting entirely of user-generated content, the site is continually growing to provide men around the world a way to meet. Squirt.org is available on mobile, desktop, and tablet platforms through any web browser without the need of downloading any apps.
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