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Bazooms Ban! Avenue Q's Lucy The Slut Responds to Colorado Ad Controversy

Bazooms Ban! Avenue Q's Lucy The Slut Responds to Colorado Ad Controversy

'Avenue Q' star Lucy T. Slut & the banned ad

My bazooms are widely acknowledged as a threat to the traditional family structure.”

Lucy T. Slut, one of the fuzzy (and very friendly) stars of the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q, has never shied away from controversy, but now the puppet’s image has been banned from bus shelter advertisements in Colorado Spring because of "puppet cleavage," according to The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Jeff Moore, an account executive at Lamar Advertising that rejected the ads, told The Gazette, “If I have to explain it to my four year old or my grandmother, we don’t put it up.” And what was his issue with the Avenue Q imagery? “It’s the fact that it’s cleavage,” he said. The image has been replaced by photos of other characters from the adult puppet musical, which is set to play Pikes Peak Center March 16 and 17.

Broadway.com contacted Lucy T. Slut about the issue, and she quickly responded by saying: "When my public relations people told me that my cleavage was banned from the bus shelters of Colorado Springs, my first thought was: ‘they could fit my cleavage on a little bus shelter?!’ Then I was disappointed—I simply hoped to further beautify the community. However, given my notoriety as a profligate home-wrecker, I suppose all of the men of Colorado Springs might succumb to my generous charms. My bazooms are widely acknowledged as a threat to the traditional family structure.”

Colorado Springs is nationally known as a conservative town that supports many religious organizations, tincluding several mega-churches. “I just know in this market, we prefer to walk a little more conservatively,” Moore said.

“I keep getting romantic calls from one of the senior execs at Lamar Entertainment, the company that banned my billboard,” Lucy told Broadway.com. “He's sent me at least a dozen deliveries of flowers so far, plus a bunch of expensive jewelry. Maybe he banned me in order to keep me all for himself. Well, it ain't gonna work, bub! Lucy's for everybody! "

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