PETA’s newest protest poster featuring Pamela Anderson is already getting quite a bit of attention. But is it the wrong kind?
PETA was banned by Montreal officials from posting a billboard of the poster in a city square this week.
“I have to inform you that we, as public officials representing a municipal government, cannot endorse this image of Ms. Anderson,” City Commissioner Josee Buzzkill Rochefort wrote to PETA (via E! News). “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. We therefore will not give you a permit to hold your event on Place Jacques-Cartier.”
What does Pam think of poster protest?
“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,” Pam tells Entertainment Tonight Canada. “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.”
“I think that city officials are looking at this lovely ad and confusing ‘sexy’ with ‘sexist,’” PETA Senior Vice President Dan Matthews added.
Instead, Pam’s poster will be unveiled at the city’s Restaurant Globe on Thursday, which is privately owned, as part of a news conference for the Just for Laughs Festival.
Even with all the problems, Pam’s poster sure is getting a lot of press!