This image, getting lots of negative attention in the blogosphere, is advertising a new Chinese restaurant in Rhode Island:
Warning! This image may not be safe for your workplace.
Reappropriate offers a nice analysis. She writes:
…the ad relies on Orientalist fetishization to sell the store: the message of the ad is that the Asian food of the restaurant — like Asian women — are exotic and different, and will represent a new experience. Diners are urged by the ad, then, to come and consume the Eastern food much as they would hope to consume and conquer the Asian woman.
While Alvin at Hyphen notes that “…the Chinese characters on her side are awkward translations that a native speaker wouldn’t use.”
The ad is extremely similar to the one for a restaurant/nightclub in Las Vegas posted by Gwen.
Thanks to Penny R. for sending us this link!