Colorado

Feb 24, 2010 9:29 AM by Jeannette Hynes

Billboard company says "no" to pink puppet cleavage

Lamar Outdoor Advertising says "no" to pink puppet cleavage in Colorado Springs.

The poster is advertising the Broadway musical "Avenue Q" which runs for two days at the Pikes Peak Center in March.  The poster was supposed to go on bus shelters around town.

The picture on the poster shows fuzzy pink cleavage of Lucy, a puppet that's part of the show.  Lamar pulled the plug on poster for Colorado Springs.

"It's our billboard and we're particular about what we display on our billboards and we like to display what is acceptable to the community," says Hal Ward, Vice-President and General Manager of Lamar Advertising.  "It is not within the moral standards of the community."

Ward adds each year, the company comes across two or three billboards it rejects for various reasons, including moral standards.

The musical features several puppets throughout the show, but in adult situations.  The website for "Avenue Q" says the show is not appropriate for young children. "Avenue Q" is at the Pikes Peak Center March 16 & 17.

Another poster promoting the show will be used.

Poster image is courtesy of NewSpace Entertainment.

 

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