Fat girls eat pizza, hotties sip miso: Japanese food chain in Russia apologizes for ‘provocative’ ad

A popular Japanese restaurant chain in Russia has apologized for a Facebook post which suggested that obese girls pig out on pizza while pinups nibble on Udon noodles. The meme was deleted after a social media backlash.

The offending message, posted to Tanuki’s official Facebook page, featured an overweight woman paired against a very slim, curvy female in a tight dress.

“After going to Go-Go Pizza,” read the text above the overweight woman, referring to a Russian pizza delivery chain. The slender brunette, on the other hand, is what young ladies apparently look like after “going to Tanuki.”

Why aren’t we celebrating cultural misunderstanding? Is it not diversity?