German city advertizes adult video services
Authorities apologized immediately, and admitted that it was mistake.
September 16, 2009 3:03 by kippreport
Officials in the German city of Gelsenkirchen have apologized after its website accidentally advertised pornography as one of the services on offer for residents, reports Reuters. “It was a mistake,” said a spokesman for the city authorities. “There was never any intention of the city providing pornography as a service.”
Apparently, an employee thought that brothel owners might search for “porn” to find out about the city’s sex tax.
The word has now been removed from the site.
While this mistake may not have proven too costly for officials, it certainly gave them publicity.