Springs Advertising Company Censors Lucy the Slut

February 24 2010, 10:25 AM
She's a pink Muppet-like character in the touring off-Broadway show "Avenue Q" who likes to dress trashy. Her name pretty much sums her up: "Lucy the Slut." While she gets a few laughs, the Lamar Advertising company isn't impressed and has rejected a bus shelter advertisement in Colorado Springs starring Lucy's cleavage. "We were in the process of putting it on the presses when one of the top execs saw it and said, 'I don't think it's appropriate for the Colorado Springs market,'" Kristy Maple, marketing director for New Space Entertainment, which produces the Broadway show in the Colorado Springs series, tells the Gazette. As Lamar's Jeff Moore confirms, "I just know in this market, we prefer to walk a little more conservatively." The risque show bills itself as "60 percent adult situations and 40 percent foam rubber," writes the Los Angeles Times, featuring the adventures of both humans and puppets in New York. Westword chimes in, "Thank goodness Lamar Advertising is safeguarding the morality of Colorado Springs residents. Otherwise, chaste locals might be caught in the embarrassing situation of sprouting an erection caused by a puppet."