Scientology posters spotted on London Underground

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Anonymous, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Horseradish Member

    Finally back from Timbuktu.

    One of my informants tells me the posters are "all over" the Underground, and accurately described the poster.

    When I ask for specifics/example, informant says Piccadilly line/South Ken station. So that's miles from any CoS locations.

    Sounds like this merits a few hours to check out likely locations, esp in zone 1.
  2. Anonymous Member

    Also appearing in Liverpool.

  3. Aurora Member

    Maybe it's just me, but that poster gives me the willies.
    The curious guy looks like he's stalking someone, the inquisitive photo's tone and composition remind me of the anti domestic abuse commercials that run, the rebel also has strange vibes I can not yet vocalize, and the bottom stare-bot is a stare-bot.
  4. YouSeeNothing Member

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  5. Horseradish Member

    That looks like Liverpool Street tube station, London.
  6. Anonymous Member

    Stick on mustaches, lol...
  7. DeathHamster Member


    Hm. Transparent inkjet labels.
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  8. Anonymous Member

    Yeah. My bad.
  9. YouSeeNothing Member

    Would need to print on white labels. I don't believe there's white ink.
  10. Anonymous Member

    so far we have :
    South Kensington
    Liverpool Street

    CULT stickers required
  11. Anonymous Member

    I've seen some in NY as well. But not the Knowledge ad, the previous one, whatever it was.
  12. fishypants Moderator

    Complaints should be submitted to the Advertising Standards Authority:

    and should (for best chance of success) be clear about what part of the CAP code:

    the complainant believes that the advert breaches.

    CAP code tl;dr: "Legal, decent, honest and truthful" - so look for things that are illegal, indecent, dishonest or untruthful (i.e. provably false).

    From those photos, I don't see anything that's obviously in breach of the Code - they don't seem to be making any false claims - although there might be something in the small print. So if somebody could get a shot of that, then that would be v. helpful.

    The best lines I can think of are:

    - that "All Are Welcome" isn't actually true because homosexuals aren't welcome,

    - that "Think for yourself" is misleading, because Scientology is very prescriptive about what its members should think,

    - that the ad as a whole is offensive because Scientology is a predatory cult.

    But I'm not sure any of those have a strong chance of success. Still, nothing ventured nothing gained. Negative ASA rulings always get media attention.
  13. pedrofcuk Member

    Isn't curious and inquisitive the same thing?
  14. Anonymous Member

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  15. I saw this the other day in Victoria. It was in a tunnel leading off the north bound platform of the Victoria Line, leading to the the District Line.
  16. Anonymous Member

  17. fishypants Moderator

    Would be helpful to be able to see the small print.
  18. I've noticed a few of these around Bank station too. Serious turd polishing.
  19. Anonymous Member

    Bank, Moorgate, Liverpool Street and London Bridge stations all confirm as having these scientology posters.
  20. There are a couple on the escalators in Waterloo. A label with the word "CULT" should do the trick.

    Maybe we could get them for false advertising based on the fact that the person they label as a rebel is clearly a hipster.
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  21. Anonymous Member

    There are at least 3 CCTV cameras poiting right in front of these posters- it would be better (and less likely to get you arrested) to leave some well designed anti-cult fliers at the bottom of the escalators. This would use the scilon poster to promote entheta!
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  22. Anonymous Member

    .com stickers

  23. Or keep it simple and use the power of the ASA!
  25. Anonymous Member

    Flier London with entheta!
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  26. Seen them in Temple and on Metro, too.
  27. Anonymous Member

    cannon street tube platform
  28. Anonymous Member

    It was a 2 month campaign with posters in all the major Tube stations in London.. this is true. Also the stats told me effin shitloads of people saw these posters and inflow was greater than in ages in London... prolly time to protest I reckon :D
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  29. afternon Member

    I'd agree that lots of people probably saw those posters- whether that made any difference to the cult's recruitment is doubtable. Raw meat would still be inclinded to use their brains and go online unlike the heavily indoctrinated old $cientologists who are terrified of "entheta".
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  30. What you mean is that instead of the usual one person accidently wandering into Tottenham Court Road, TWO actually turned up!
  31. Anonymous Member

    Yea.. I thought that was obvious.
  32. DeathHamster Member


    (The Internet being such a small place, I'm sure that the author is one of us. Gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble!)
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