BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13 (UPI) —
A poster appearing to promote pedophilia has been removed from a bus stop display near the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, officials say.
JCDecaux, the advertising firm that maintains billboards at the bus stops, said the poster called for “abuse-free child pornography,” ThinkSpain reported Thursday.
The poster bore the word “Freedom” in large letters over the image of a semi-naked little girl. The text of the ad said, “Send us naked photos of when you were a child. For child pornography without abuse. +18 Yes to Pedophilia ” No to Abuse.”
The poster was placed inside a locked glass display case rather than taped to the outside of the case, said Alberto Carrillo, a JCDecaux spokesman.
The case can only be opened with a key available exclusively to employees of the advertising firm, Carrillo said.
A local newspaper noticed the ad and notified the city council, which asked JCDecaux to remove the poster.
Carrillo said all bus stops in the city have been checked for the ad.