Airports Ban PETA Ads Mocking TSA

Video, ad campaign make light of new security procedures
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2010 11:42 AM CST

(Newser) – Several major airports are taking a stand against PETA ads that make light of the TSA's new security procedures. One, a video originally planned to be shown in Boston on Logan Airport's free wi-fi network, features Pamela Anderson (hardly) dressed as a TSA agent stripping passengers of leather and fur. A rep tells the Boston Herald, however, the move had more to do with the sexy nature of the video than with the TSA-related content: "Pam Anderson grabbing a guy’s crotch, the naked people, etc. won’t fly." Watch it in the gallery.

“Given the groping that you see at security checkpoints—and the nudity that you see in body scans—we’re surprised that our lighthearted ad was deemed too risque,” says a PETA exec. Meanwhile, major airports in New York, North Carolina, and Las Vegas rejected an ad campaign that refers to the new full-body scanners. Those ads feature a woman in lingerie that bears the message, "Be Proud of Your Body Scan: Go Vegan," the AP reports. For more, and to see one of the ads, click here.

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