Comikaze Expo’s Advertising Poster - Poor Taste or Social Media Scheme?
So a buddy of mine recently shared this photo on his wall to ask an honest question: Is it just me, or is this a poster for a strip club?
At first glance, I agreed. Live ‘Nerds’ instead of Live ‘Girls’? An exact rip of the Mudflap girl in neon with a cape? Included into the description is “Check out our new poster for our Nov 1-3 show! Hot Nerds are waiting! And you are ALL hot nerds!”
Sure, sex sells but… at this point in time is this the way you wish to sell it? Right now the convention community is still being very active about the CONsent movement, so I wonder if it is in poor taste to be objectifying ‘hot cosplay girls’ when the cosplay community will basically attack anyone caught doing so.
But at the same time it makes me think… On the internet, even bad PR is good. Hate comments and shares actually spread far more virally than good comments. Social media scores go skyrocketing when hit with a scandal. They’ll gain more likes from the other side of the table (those trolls that comment that us cosplayers are being ‘oversensitive’) than they will lose likes from us being offended.
And maybe at the same time they do not want an audience of mature cosplay females. We’re less likely to purchase items because well… we’re broke most of the time (of course that’s my excuse). While single males are much more likely to over purchase boob-and-butt posed figures.
So what do you guys think:
- Poor taste advertising from people who live in a cave and do not pay attention to the social issues of the cosplaying convention community?
- Or well ployed advert to either boost social scores via hate, or possibly weeding out unwanted audiences?
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- envirion reblogged this from vicious-cosplay and added:
- oberin answered: its both. it is well ployed and in poor taste.
- ladyaltara answered: Poor taste, I feel. “Kids 12 & under free”, come on kids, let’s go see HOT GEEKS (wth) >.>
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- missdt answered: Poor taste. Not even poor, terrible taste.
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