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Sex and the City Billboards: Too Racy for Israel?

You won't find Carrie and Mr. Big making out on the street of Jerusalem. Sex and the City advertisers have decided to forgo marketing in Jerusalem and Petah Tikva, Israel, in order to avoid offending devoutly religious residents.

The ad company is worried that the word "Sex," as well as racy pictures of the films' stars could, provoke widespread objection. This isn't the first time SATC has employed a different marketing campaign in these locations. During the shows television heyday, a poster was modified to make Sarah Jessica Parker's outfit into a more modest ensemble.

Not wanting to be labeled prude, the city of Petah Tikva went out of its way to clarify that it had nothing to do with the decision. And, an official from Jerusalem called reports that the city had censored the billboards slanderous.

Are sexy posters offensive to even the non-religious? Is the company taking a paternalistic attitude toward these residents? Or are they just sensibly avoiding a confrontation and negative backlash?

Photo courtesy of New Line

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syako syako 9 years
c, tonight you have to watch gossip girl!! :P
syako syako 9 years
:wave: bye everyone. I will go shopping with each and every one of you! :hug:
syako syako 9 years
:wave: bye everyone. I will go shopping with each and every one of you! :hug:
syako syako 9 years
Yeah I hate going when I have no money, that's just no fun, especially since I don't use credit cards. (good thing!)I don't know what's going on? It says on their "calculator" that I should be receiving $600, but when I do the "where's my payment" it says "sorry can't find it"And of course they have this little thing way on the bottom that says wait EIGHT WEEKS if you didn't receive it by the date on the schedule!!!!!! :oy:
syako syako 9 years
Yeah I hate going when I have no money, that's just no fun, especially since I don't use credit cards. (good thing!) I don't know what's going on? It says on their "calculator" that I should be receiving $600, but when I do the "where's my payment" it says "sorry can't find it" And of course they have this little thing way on the bottom that says wait EIGHT WEEKS if you didn't receive it by the date on the schedule!!!!!! :oy:
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
yay! i'm out too. goin for some retail therapy! love ya'll! You too Dave. :HUG:
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
yay! i'm out too. goin for some retail therapy! love ya'll! You too Dave. :HUG:
zeze zeze 9 years
later girls (and UD, aka Chuck! The day is done!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
K ladies. I got to go. I will let you know what I get tonight or tomorrow if I don't get a chance to come back on! :hug:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
K ladies. I got to go. I will let you know what I get tonight or tomorrow if I don't get a chance to come back on!:hug:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
S, could dress me up. She has s t y l e! I like Woodbury Commons in New York. If you ever come to New York you should make a trip there.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
S, could dress me up. She has s t y l e! I like Woodbury Commons in New York. If you ever come to New York you should make a trip there.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
Sy! that is terrible! i got mine so long ago i can't remember where that $600 even went. buh bye!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
S, PERFECT! :hug: I like to dress my fiance up. It is fun. I hate going shopping when I do not have money to spend. I guess that is why I never go shopping.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
S, PERFECT! :hug:I like to dress my fiance up. It is fun. I hate going shopping when I do not have money to spend. I guess that is why I never go shopping.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
Sy, i would love to shop with you! that would be TROUBLE! my friend says we're going to some fantastic outlet mall in Zurich.
syako syako 9 years
speaking of shopping, I still haven't got my stimulus check and it said I should have gotten it two days after May 16!! :cry: I want my money! :rant:
syako syako 9 years
speaking of shopping, I still haven't got my stimulus check and it said I should have gotten it two days after May 16!! :cry:I want my money! :rant:
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
hee hee. i hate shopping for men's clothes. but when I think about it, I think wow. when was the last time I did that? seeing couples do things is almost a novelty to me now. sorry, i'm being pitiful today. :)
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
hee hee. i hate shopping for men's clothes. but when I think about it, I think wow. when was the last time I did that? seeing couples do things is almost a novelty to me now. sorry, i'm being pitiful today. :)
syako syako 9 years
I LOVE shopping. I wish I was doing it now... I want so many things... we could be sisters in law!
syako syako 9 years
I LOVE shopping. I wish I was doing it now... I want so many things... we could be sisters in law!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
U, how can you possible hate shopping?
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Maybe! I guess that would make us related.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
C&S - I'm the same way when shopping, period. I hate even shopping for myself.
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