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Google News article Google’s recently announced Emmett Booth, a paid-for Google booth that seats around 100 people, has sparked some controversy in the UK.
The company’s first paid-hype spot in the country, Emmetts Booth has been advertised on the company’s Google+ social media channels, with a tweet from a Google employee reading: “If you’re a fan of #Google, and are looking for a fun night out, check out Emmets Booth!
The Emmettes Booth is located at the London Underground station, which is right next to the tube and is ideal for night owls, students, or anyone looking for an entertaining evening.”
It has been promoted on Google+ and Facebook, with Google stating that “the Emmeters Booth is a great place to unwind with friends, colleagues, or just a bit of time with your family.”
The tweet has been shared more than 11,000 times, with some users expressing outrage that they were being offered free tickets to the booth.
Google is also being criticised for using a Google+ photo of a female model, which appears to be a woman wearing a pink hoodie, on their marketing materials.
However, Google has defended the decision, telling The Independent that the photo is not a representation of the actual person featured.
“Google has a strict policy of not using images of actual people,” Google said.
“The woman is wearing a Google logo on her hoodie and is in the Google booth.”
The company also said the company did not have any issues with the photo being used in the advertising materials.
“In this case, the image of the model was not a real Google product, it was a real photo of the same model from Google+,” Google explained.
It is unclear how many Google employees have been offered tickets to Emmands Booth.
A Google spokesperson told The Independent: “The Emms Booth is part of Google’s commitment to offer a great night out for people of all ages.
We hope to bring the Emmodes Booth to more places in the future.”
Google has previously been criticised for including ads on YouTube in some of its ads.