You would never think something would be “too racy” for the citizens of Las Vegas, but apparently a naked Heidi Klum is. The model’s ads for the Sharper Image have been banned at Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. In the shots, Klum is posed in various states of undress, joined by some Sharper Image products.
The campaign is a problem because there are laws in Clark County against “the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering or any portion thereof below the nipple.” The goal is to protect families with children, because, you know, children and breasts don’t mix. The move has left quite a few people scratching their heads. After all, it is Las Vegas. A little bit of nudity is almost implied once you touch down in the place so fondly nicknamed Sin City. But according to Shauna Forsythe, who screens the ads, she’s just doing what the law says. “We live by the guidelines. Who cares if we think it’s too risque or not? It’s black or white with us,” she told the LA Times.
But all is not lost. The P.R. firm handling the Sharper Image account has supplied the airport with alternative shots, which have been approved. So, people will get to see Heidi Klum in all her (nearly-naked) glory, without compromising everyone’s sense of propriety. Everybody wins! Or do they? We can’t help but wonder why showing breasts above the nipple is A-OK, but a little underboob ruffles so many feathers.
[via LA Times]