This Surfrider Foundation Europe Calendar Reflects on the BP Oil Spill

By: Emily Evans - Published: Jul 26, 2011 • References: & mymodernmet
While the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may seem far gone in the eyes of many, organizations continue to bring attention to its damages with products like this Surfrider Foundation Europe calendar, which features gorgeous ladies draped in nothing but oil.

While the idea of oil bikinis may have you thinking "how does this relate to surfing"? The reasoning behind the Surfrider Foundation Europe calendar is to bring attention towards preserving oceans and costal waters from future damages. This spectacular calendar does double duty as being both proactive and provocative.

Implications - In order to gain the necessary attention that many charities need, many companies are resorting to sexual imagery to sell their causes. The use of appropriate and relevant touches of sexuality -- like this calendar does with oil bikinis -- can bring vital media and consumer attention towards a cause. Stats for Oil-Clad Bikini Babes Trending: Older & Buzzing
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