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Calls for action grow after reappearance of offensive advert in skies above the Axarquía

The advert appeared this time with the word ‘censurado’ over the image.
The advert appeared this time with the word ‘censurado’ over the image. / SUR
  • Authorities have been unable to identify the people behind the publicity stunt

Once again a controversial and offensive advertisement flew over the Malaga coast last Sunday, a week after it was first spotted being flown by light aircraft from Cadiz to Almeria.

This time the people behind the publicity stunt, who are still unidentified, were polite enough to put a red banner with the word ‘Censurado’ (censored) over an imagine of the back of a naked woman.

The advertisement, which along with the image of the naked woman, uses sexually suggestive wording in Spanish, first appeared as a poster in an underground car park in Torre del Mar earlier this month and was removed as soon as the town hall was told about it.

Around a week later - the weekend before last - the same advertisement was flown along the Andalusian coastline and attempts were made to find out who was behind the stunt to no avail.

Local police believe they know who was responsible for the Torre del Mar poster, but the young man in question has denied any link with the aeroplane stunts.

A website (www.comemetoerhigo.com), which shows the same, graphic image of the woman, also features a clock counting down to Friday's date and the words (in Spanish): “Coming soon... this is only the beginning.”

By the time Friday arrived, the countdown was removed from the website and no further developments have been noted.

Vélez-Málaga town hall opposition spokesperson, Francisco Delgado, posted on Facebook earlier this week asking why the women’s councillor and Junta de Andalucía women’s representative had not been involved. The coalition responded by saying that the matter was “in the hands of the police”.