"The transgender content of the advertisement is negative and stereotypical in nature, perpetuating misunderstanding transgenderism as human sexuality for 'deceitful and deviant lifestyle,'" the organization said.
An Ikea rep issued this response Thursday:
"Ikea has spoken to the group over the telephone and the conversation went very smoothly. We are now drafting a letter in response," the spokesperson said.
Thai "ladyboys," the term for a kind of transgender person, are widely visible part of Thai culture.
Ikea opened it's first store in Thailand in 2011.
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