Wimbledon Controversial Tennis Poster
The All England Lawn Tennis Club was forced to apologize for using the iconic Athena’s Tennis girl poster to promote the exhibit “Powerful Posters” that opened on March 20th this year. The image used for the publicity campaign is a photograph from a 1970s poster very popular at that time, that sold over 2 million copies worldwide and became an important part of an historic collection about tennis posters. The exhibit at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum seeks to commemorate 120 years of tennis, nevertheless, the opinion of the club tweeter followers split up creating a big controversy between those who think the image was offensive and inappropriate to represent tennis history, and the ones who said they agree with the marketing solution. Wimbledon decided to delete the poster from social media and apologized for the inconvenience. What do you think about this poster?
via Tennis World