Using, or parodying, a famous quote is one of the laziest creative tricks in the book. But Toronto's Corktown Printing Co. decided to take it in an extra-creepy direction by doing a word-for-word sendup of Jian Ghomeshi.
The ex-CBC radio host was fired over accusations that he hit, choked, and otherwise abused women on dates going back years.
When he was first fired, Ghomeshi wrote a Facebook rant outing himself as a BDSM enthusiast, and painting himself as a victim of corporate prudery. Part of it read:
Let me be the first to say that my tastes in the bedroom may not be palatable to some folks. They may be strange, enticing, weird, normal, or outright offensive to others. We all have our secret life. But that is my private life. That is my personal life. And no one, and certainly no employer, should have dominion over what people do consensually in their private life.
Here's the inside of the Mailer:
Jezebel reports that a spokesperson for Corktown didn't see any problem with the mailer. "It's a little satire," she told them. "There's no intention for it to be offensive."
The mailer was created by Toronto's Agency Next Door, and has been featured on their Facebook Page for more than two weeks.
There was just an intention to make light of a high-profile case of violence against women. Nothing offensive in that, is there?