(AFP) – Apr 4, 2008
HONG KONG (AFP) — A skyscraper-sized underwear ad featuring Blood Diamond star Djimon Hounsou has been cleared by Hong Kong regulators of indecency, a report said Friday.
The towering black-and-white photograph of the actor sporting just a pair of Calvin Klein briefs drew three complaints of indecency to the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, a report in the South China Morning Post said.
But the watchdog cleared the ad -- the largest of its size in the region -- of the claims, the report said. The regulator was not immediately available for comment.
One reader described the advert as visual pollution, since it was located next to several public parks and historical sites.
The ad is on the side of the old Ritz-Carlton hotel, in the Central district of Hong Kong island. It was to be displayed until April 15, soon before the hotel is pulled down.
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