Edward Snowden and lingerie: Two things not generally associated with one another.
Still, that's the marketing tactic German lingerie company Blush is using by name-dropping the NSA leaker in their latest ad campaign. And hey, if they're lookng for buzz, well played--we're biting.
Snowden will probably find little comfort in Blush's support. The U.S. informant's request for asylum in several countries has been denied, leaving him with few options, NBC is reporting.
Fortunately Blush has a solution. The lingerie company has offered Snowden asylum.
"Dear Edward Snowden, Instead of hanging around in Moscow or Ecuador, why don´t you come to blush Berlin? We offer you the best asylum, you can have. We have a bed and champagne. And we really treat the intimates of other people with great care"
Though the siren call of "a bed and champagne" is hard to resist, it sounds like Snowden unfortunately has bigger fish to fry. In a statement released through Wikileaks, Snowden called out the U.S. government, accusing the President of "deception" and the Obama administration of stopping him from "exercising a basic right," the right to seek asylum.
In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me...No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised--and it should be. I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.
Now doesn't that totally make you want to go out and buy some lingerie?
We guess one man's fight to expose government surveillance and escape prosecution is another man's idea of clever ad copy. Though you have to admit it: Blush, a lingerie company we've never heard of until now, is probably getting a boatload of traffic thanks to Edward Snowden Google news alerts.