Uproar

Taiwan ignites controversy by featuring porn star on metro cards

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Taiwan has some very … uhm … particular ideas about what constitutes a fun design for its public transport cards. The cards, used for the country’s capital Taipei’s bus and metro network will feature photos of Yui Hatano, a famous Japanese porn actress. One picture features Hatano as a “devil” — dressed in all black and looking sultry — and she is pictured as an “angel” on another edition, smiling in all white. While the images themselves are not pornographic, they have caused a public outcry, with Taipei’s mayor questioning the producer of the card’s business judgment. Hatano, though, remained unfazed by the controversy, saying, “Just because I am an adult video porn star… does it mean that I cannot pay a debt of gratitude to my beloved Taiwan?” in a statement on the Focus Taiwan news website.

Read the full story at BBC.

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