Strutt & Parker has ditched an advertising campaign after criticisms – and apologised for any upset it caused.
The campaign was featured earlier this week by Eye, and was run by the firm in Notting Hill, London.
Yesterday afternoon, a spokesperson from Strutt & Parker said: “We are aware that we have encountered some negative feedback with regards to one of our local advertising campaigns in Notting Hill.
“This campaign was developed to reflect the amazing diversity and vibrancy of the Notting Hill area.
“To produce the advertising campaign we worked with three popular and local entrepreneurs who appeared in the adverts: a dance teacher, a chef and an interior designer.
“They are all real people just like our estate agents who work in Notting Hill.
“Our campaign was well intended and represented the various talents of people working in Notting Hill.
“We are obviously very sensitive to the response of people and it was never our intention to offend anyone. As a result we immediately withdrew the campaign.
“We would like to apologise for any upset this may have caused to anyone who has been affected by this.”
This is how Eye reported the campaign on Tuesday.