IN UNUSUAL CAMPAIGN, VIENNA INSTALLS GAY-THEMED TRAFFIC LIGHTS
by firstpost last updated on May 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm
In an unusual campaign, the Austrian capital of Vienna has installed gay-themed traffic lights to promote tolerance and road safety, ahead of hosting one of the world’s most popular cultural events, the annual Eurovision Song Contest.These gay-themed traffic lights comprising male or female couples with hearts have replaced the usual single, gender-neutral figure seen in and around Central Vienna.
In its 60th year, the Eurovision Song Contest is an important event in the annual gay calender. The contest was won by bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst for Austria last year.Around 40 countries are taking part in the 2015 edition of the contest. The finals are to be held on 23 May.(With inputs from Reuters)
Really? The EU has enough money for this kind of thing, but needs to raid the banks in Cyprus anyway?
They said it was expected to get the attention of pedestrians and lower accident rates. I doubt it. If anything you will have visitors looking and pointing and NOT looking out their window at traffic at just the wrong time.
Personally, I put this in the “Just Silly” department, with a touch of “Government Waste On Stupid” for frosting.
I think it would be more effective if they had Star Wars themed lights… R2D2 would get attention, and if Dearth Vader is showing RED, are you really going to risk crossing ;-)