Maybe this interpretation of the image is more in the mind of the beholder than that of the photographer or the client.
I've only blocked one person on a forum in my life and not because I find anything that person writes as that objectionable, other than the words clouds my head with weirdness that I don't have time for.
People can and will see what they want and comment how they see fit. That's the beauty of a free society, (at least that's what I was told by my 5th grade social studies teacher).
As far as the image selection by Phase it was simple. The #1 is their new branding and that image showed the #1 most prominently.
We don't have subliminal message meetings. Few clients would ever market that way, mainly because viewer rentention is limited to only a few seconds and every advertiser wants to get their main message out in those few seconds.
Another video link is here that will also give an I-phone option.
*warning. There is also a photo of the Eiffel Tower and we all know what was on Gustave Eiffel's mind.
I want to thank everyone who has responed for their kind words.