Do you think Pamela Anderson's new vegetarian ad for PETA is sexist?
The famous animal activist/actress stripped down to a bikini with her body marked off in "rump," "ribs" and "breast." The ad's logo reads, "All Animals Have the Same Parts."
All in all, it's your average PETA ad campaign.
Officials in Montreal, however, had a different take on the ad, calling it sexist. As a result, they denied a permit at the last minute for Anderson to unveil the campaign in public.
"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," said one Montreal official.
Anderson, however, begged to differ.
"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 over the suffering of cows and chickens," Anderson said in a statement released to UsMagazine.com
. "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."
Added PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews: "I think that city officials are confusing 'sexy' with 'sexist.'"