Come to Rio, get robbed: Brazil tourism body shares awkward Instagram post

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by TidWell, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. TidWell Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    27,500
    Likes Received:
    5,631
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When marketing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's national tourism agency typically focuses on the city's world-class beaches, samba-filled music scene and caipirinha-fueled parties. Violent crime is rarely listed among the attractions.

    But in an embarrassing social media snafu this week, the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur) accidentally shared a critical Instagram post from a tourist who did not enjoy her stay in the so-called "Cidade Maravilhosa," or Marvelous City.

    "I just spent 3 days in Rio with my family, and in those 3 days my family and I were robbed and my 9-year-old sister witnessed a violent robbery," Instagram user "withlai" wrote in an Instagram Stories post. "I can't recommend a visit to a city where I felt afraid of even leaving the apartment."

    Embratur deleted the shared post on Wednesday. It said in a subsequent statement that "sharing (the post) was a mistake," adding that it had worked hard to promote a nationwide fall in crime in 2019.

    Safety concerns along with inconvenient flights, poor infrastructure and high costs have long held back Brazil's tourism industry, which lags its South American neighbors.

    As news of the mistake went viral, withlai, who identified herself as a Brazilian living in Europe, said in another Instagram post that she hoped "the person (at Embratur) doesn't get in trouble, we all make mistakes."

    And she defended her original post.

    "If I don't feel safe or comfortable somewhere, I'll share it," she said.

    https://news.yahoo.com/come-rio-robbed-brazil-tourism-205204376.html
     
  2. MMA since 1993 ____________ Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    16,897
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Texas
  3. Estemachine Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    15,589
    Likes Received:
    1,344
    Location:
    Enlightenment
    Thread useless without the Instagram post.


    Also everyone knows Rio isn't safe, carnival has one of the highest numbers of missing people. I rather sip piña coladas in Miami.
     
  4. puppybird the wasteland champ

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    6,356
    Likes Received:
    1,882
    Let them have their fun @TidWell

    jeez what a buzzkill
     
  5. vanillaisis Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2019
    Messages:
    3,724
    Likes Received:
    383
    It's all apart of the experience. If you aren't being robbed at gunpoint then what the hell are you doing with your life?
     
  6. Midnighter Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    14,708
    Likes Received:
    2,374
    Robbing people at gunpoint.
     
  7. Post 2 Decision Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2014
    Messages:
    28,538
    Likes Received:
    31,919
    Location:
    604
    Been to Rio and loved it. Friends and I were in Brazil for 2 months across 10 different cities and only got robbed in the street late night in a small town near Sao Paolo
     
  8. SamSchmidt I crossed time for you belt Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2018
    Messages:
    7,402
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    McMinnville OR
    dTYFLkE.gif
     
  9. faustian Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    52,152
    Likes Received:
    9,352
    Lol Rio is a mess. Back in 2014 I was supposed to go there for work and the team I was going with were to be accompanied at all times by armed security. The GoB contract we had was issued by their Minister of Cities -- who ended up resigning over corruption charges -- so our contract was voided and the project fell apart. Would've been highly lucrative for us but I kinda feel like I dodged a (literal) bullet

    Tbf tho I've twice been held up at gunpoint in Miami so shit happens
     
  10. TSO Pink Belt Pink

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    15,138
    Likes Received:
    294
    Location:
    Kings Landing
    I went there with my BJJ family in 2013 and several of our guys were robbed at gunpoint and most saw several more in the three weeks we were there.

    I was busy not training. Brazilian girls were all I saw and I was sustained by sex and coke.

    I need to go back soon now that I'm single again.
     
  11. Jesus X Jesus X Loved BBW, he died doing what he loved.

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    30,524
    Likes Received:
    7,406
    deeeeez iz braaaaaseal!
     
  12. ToxicShocker Banned Banned

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    11,311
    Likes Received:
    5,777
    Location:
    Continue without supporting us
  13. Jesus X Jesus X Loved BBW, he died doing what he loved.

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    30,524
    Likes Received:
    7,406
    even mma fighters get robbed over there and pro skateboarders. I think we might see more pro skate boarder robberies since that is catching on over there and most of them are rich.
     
  14. Jesus X Jesus X Loved BBW, he died doing what he loved.

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    30,524
    Likes Received:
    7,406
    claudia gadelha's girltoy trophy ring girl GF might be hotter than these women.
     
  15. Jesus X Jesus X Loved BBW, he died doing what he loved.

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    30,524
    Likes Received:
    7,406
    <Moves>
     
  16. TidWell Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    27,500
    Likes Received:
    5,631
    That dude is a tranny lover
     
  17. Bacco Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2015
    Messages:
    16,730
    Likes Received:
    8,536
    Location:
    Italy
    Lol at random people going to Brazil and get surprised
     
  18. bref Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    7,491
    Likes Received:
    3,164
    Location:
    Vancouver
    [​IMG]

    LOL @ getting robbed only once being a victory.
     
  19. tru3f4n Red Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    9,063
    Likes Received:
    108
    better then another thread about penis size
     
  20. Jesus X Jesus X Loved BBW, he died doing what he loved.

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    30,524
    Likes Received:
    7,406
    are you implying claudias dimepiece GF looks like a tranny?
    lol

     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.