Pamela Anderson’s too hot for the friendly skies.
The Baywatch babe’s latest anti-fur ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, created especially for broadcast in airports at home and abroad, has been banned in Boston, New York City, and Hong Kong — one of Asia’s busiest aviation hubs, the animal rights group said Wednesday.
The ad, titled “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly,” features Jackass comedian Steve-O, German punk icon Nina Hagen, the bare bottoms of a nude couple, and shows a scantily-clad Pammie as an airport security guard who strips passengers of leather, fur, and other animal skins.
US air travel authorities had no comment, but JCDecaux, the advertising agency responsible for airing videos at Hong Kong’s airport, explained that it vetoed Pam’s PETA spot because the “inappropriate” footage might offend some visitors.
PETA doesn’t take kindly to talk like that.
“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 risquÃ©,” Jason Baker, the organization’s vice-president, told The AFP this week.
The group is still hoping to run the ad in other airports.