The hoarding, giving publicity to a popular gymnasium and fitness centre, has an image of a barrel and text next to it saying “This is no shape for a woman” giving the impression women should not look like a barrel.
“I asked the Colombo MC Commissioner to remove this unapproved offensive hoarding. I would not tolerate this in Kotte,” Dr Harsha de Silva tweeted.
The hoarding drew strong reactions from the public, particularly women. (Colombo Gazette)