An ad for the new cycle of America’s Next Top Model similar to the picture above has been banned in Santa Monica, Calif. The banner shot has been taken off city buses after the Big Blue Buses company received a number of complaints. It seemed that the issue wasn’t the scantly clad nature of the models, but that there were models in the first place: people objected to the city’s promotion of a show that objectifies women. You know, it’s so rare that our pop culture objectifies and exploits anyone, let alone women — thank god we have Santa Monica to catch these things.
P.S. For Santa Monicans that feel deprived we’ve put together some dirty, sexy, lustful photo galleries of steaming hot models from every single season of the show. Enjoy! [Variety.com]