The controversy is only apparent when you realise that polvo doesn’t just mean a powder, but is also slang for a quick one round the back of the bike sheds.
They’ve caused quite a fuss, with the ads being called offensive and sexist by groups across the nation.
The company behind the ads, Cequisa, say they’re stunned by the reaction, but that they had no intention of disrespecting women. In fact, Juan Lopera, head of marketing, told Ideal.es that a woman came up with the idea in the first place.
Given the fact that the stereotype is that most of these small farms around El Ejido are owned by brothel frequenting overweight peasants who’d lust over anything in a skirt, the ad probably seemed quite cunning.
Cequisa told EFE they wouldn’t remove the ads unless they received an official complaint, as they consider them to be lawful and effective.