This week marks another milestone for my business.
Since we opened about five months ago, Level Up Fitness has been making waves within our local community when we introduced many new equipment and new types of group exercises into Kuching.
But tomorrow, we’re doing something big.
We’ve teamed up KL’s pioneering pole-dancing school Viva Vertical. For the first time ever in Kuching, we’re bringing pole-dancing workshops to my humble little town.
Already, we’ve been getting overwhelming responses from our members. And I figured it’s only the right thing that we spread the word to the community at large by putting an advertisement in our local newspaper.
Obviously, I was aware of cultural sensitivities and I understand that putting an ad on pole-dancing classes may raise a few eyebrows, so I chose the most tame and conservative image I could find to put on our newspaper ad.
This ad was what we sent in to The Borneo Post.
Guess what? It still got rejected.
And the reason the newspaper gave us? “Her legs are opened up too wide! CANNOT.”
What the hell right? Maybe I should just submit this pole-dancing ad instead.