Canadian celebrity Pamela Anderson has been informed that Montreal city officials have refused the actress/model a permit to officially launch her new vegetarian campaign poster for PETA, featuring the former "Baywatch" star wearing a bikini, with butchers' cuts of meat printed over sections of her body.
In an e-mail letter to Anderson, Montreal dignitaries felt the ad was 'sexist':
"I have to inform you that we, as public officials representing a municipal government, cannot endorse this image of Ms Anderson", said City Commissioner Josee Rocheford. "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..."
"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," said Anderson.
"I didn't think that Canada would be so puritanical..."
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