Puppet porn? Avenue Q ad too sexy for Colorado Springs

Okay, let’s start with the basics.

Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning Best Musical that features puppets as main characters.  It is undeniably intended for adults, and the most popular song is called The Internet is for Porn.

Colorado Springs is the home of the US Olympic Committee, and is famously politically conservative.

So, when Avenue Q was coming to the area, they bought advertising space.  The ad was first approved, and then rejected. 

Why?

It showed too much…um…cloth, I guess.

Yep, the ad shows too much puppet cleavage. 

Puppet cleavage.

Are they concerned that, I don’t know, Mortimer Snerd is going to get too excited? 

I love this quote from this article:

“If I have to explain it to my 4-year-old or my grandmother, we don’t put it up.”

I assume that lets out any ads for confusing things like curling, or, you know, political ads about health care reform.  Although, I suppose a 4-year old in Colorado might understand curling…

One last time…

Puppet cleavage.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.  If you are reading this blog for free and would like to support it, just click here and then shop at Amazon.

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