Westlife in cigarette advertising scandal


Westlife playing a concert in Indonesia (home of the YouTube smoking toddler sensation).

The Irish Cancer Society Facebook page says:

Teen-friendly popular Irish boy band Westlife are playing a tobacco sponsored concert in Indonesia on 5 October. The brand is Clas Mild, designed with young people as the target market. Westlife do some amazing work to support young people and cancer charities, among others. Please ask them to say no to tobacco sponsorship www.facebook.com/Westlife or on Twitter @westlifemusic @kianeganwl @markusfeehily @nickybyrneoffic @ShaneFilan79

Indonesia has little or no control on the sale of cigarettes, never mind advertising. Disappointing that Westlife allowed themselves to be part of a huge problem over there. Let’s see Louis Walsh spin this one.

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