Saudi Arabia Censors Swimming Pool Ad, Woman Replaced by Disney Beach Ball

Saudi Arabia isn’t exactly known as an oasis of freedom for women.

In the conservative kingdom, ladies live under the supervision of a male guardian, are forbidden to drive and must stay shrouded in body-length burqa at all times to keep their bodies hidden from prying eyes. And if that weren’t already enough, they are now being wiped off from advertisements altogether.

An ad for a Saudi Arabian hardware giant removed the scantily-clad woman featured in the ad and replaced her with a giant beach ball.

The ad was posted on Twitter by Saudi retail company SACO to advertise the company’s special promotions on swimming pools during Ramadan.


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