facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Minnesota covers exposed butt crack on its own ad

July 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM   |   Comments

DULUTH, Minn., July 3 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Department of Health used a white box to censor an exposed butt crack on a billboard aimed at promoting colonoscopies.

The Department of Health ad in Duluth features a man pulling his pants down slightly to expose the top of his buttocks and reads, "Cover your butt! Get a colonoscopy," WDIO-TV, Duluth, reported Wednesday.

The department placed a white box over the exposed crack a few days later.

Scott Smith, a department public information officer, said some complaints were filed about the advertisement and officials decided to censor it as an "experiment to see if it keeps the conversation going."

Smith said there are a few similar billboards across the state, but the Duluth one is the only one to be censored.

Topics: Scott Smith
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Zig-zagging lane lines confuse commuters along I-66 in Virginia
2
Arby's Meat Mountain is here, and it is enormous
3
British grandma finds dead mouse in unopened package of Kellogg's Cornflakes
4
Man raises $28,000 to have his 100-pound scrotum removed
5
iPad-wearing tortoises removed from Aspen art museum and moved to conservatory
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback