“I think it is hypocritical.”
Krystal Chapman, 17, one of 10 teens who did a survey of alcohol advertising posters and billboards in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood this summer, mapping alcohol ads for the Children’s Aid Society. The teens found the logo designed by Spike Lee for Absolut Vodka dominated.
Other teens who participated in the survey added:
“You’re not supposed to be promoting stuff like that in areas that can barely afford food.”
Shenel Gunnis, 17
“I’d be like, ‘Why? Do you understand what you’re doing … that you’re putting up an ad for liquor and you know there’s an alcoholism problem here?’ My thing with Spike Lee is you should use your prestige and position of power to help the problem, not add on to it.”
Frank Moore, 19
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