Some sick stuff goes on in emerging markets by mattsteinglass
February 5, 2010, 1:43 pm
Filed under: Business, Sexuality and Gender, Vietnam

This is a picture from an expensive Hanoi shopping mall built with Ukrainian mafia money, but I think it could have been taken in about a hundred emerging-market countries.

russian levi's girlThat is an actual human girl sitting there being an advertisement for Levi’s jeans, or for some kind of retro lifestyle involving reel-to-reel tape decks and Stratocasters that Levi’s wants you to associate with their jeans, or something. Her name, if I recall correctly, was Verka, which was unusual-sounding, and she comes from somewhere in Russia. She said she’s studying at university here for a year.

I’m constantly shocked at the things some companies and people in some places don’t even think to be embarrassed about doing. This is a sort of Amsterdam Red Light District motif? Or something? What are they going for here?


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Man, I have no idea but they should at least let her out to eat something. That girl’s too skinny to sell me anything.

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