Pamela Anderson's Nearly Naked PETA Ad Banned in Canada
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Rejected! Pamela Anderson flew to Montreal to unveil her newest vegetarian campaign for PETA Thursday, but Canadian officials denied a permit for the event at the last minute, claiming her nearly-nude ad is sexist.
Anderson, 43, poses in a bikini with her body marked off in "rump," "ribs" and "breast." The ad's logo reads, "All Animals Have the Same Parts."
"In a city that is known for its exotic dancing and for being progressive and edgy, how sad that a woman would be banned from using her own body in a political protest over the suffering of cows and chickens," Anderson said in a statement released to UsMagazine.com. "In some parts of the world, women are forced to cover their whole bodies with burqas -- is that next? I didn't think that Canada would be so puritanical."
A Montreal official explains the reason behind turning down the permit: "It is not so much controversial, as it goes against all principles public organizations are fighting for in the everlasting battle of equality between men and women."
Snipes PETA senior vice president Dan Mathews: "I think that city officials are confusing 'sexy' with 'sexist.'"
The ad launch party will be held in a restaurant instead of a public venue now.
This isn't Anderson's first PETA ad that has raised ire; in September 2009, the CNN Airport Network refused to air a video of her stripping to raise awareness for the animal-rights group.
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