Canada Bans Pam's PETA Ad

Officials claim it's sexist
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2010 10:27 AM CDT
Pamela Anderson poses for PETA.   (PETA)

(Newser) – Pamela Anderson managed to get her PETA ad banned in Canada without even going naked. She was in Montreal to unveil the pro-vegetarian ad, in which she wears a bikini while marked up like a piece of meat, but officials denied the event a permit because, they say, the ad is sexist. One official attempts to explain: “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.”

“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 to Us. “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.”

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