SUGAR DADDY ADS BANNED IN FRANCE
NEWSWEEK – JULIA GLUM
French students with overdue tuition bills may have to find a new way to scrounge up money, because people in Paris want to prohibit a “sugar daddy” sex site.
Local authorities recoiled on Wednesday when an advertisement went up near Paris-Sorbonne University and the Paris Descartes University promoting RichMeetBeautiful, which connects young adults with wealthy men and women willing to trade intimacy for cash, according to The Local. Promising “romance, passion and no student loans,” the ad instantly sparked a debate among students and officials who argued the service amounts to pimping.
“As well as public order problems caused by an advertisement that can be seen by minors, this site is an offence against women,” Paris Deputy Mayor Hélène Bidard told Agence France Presse. “Behind these glamorized images, there are young people who could fall into prostitution.”