Shocked Las Vegas residents have labeled a poster featuring BeyoncÃ© Kowles obscene.
The â€œIrreplaceableâ€ singer, who is bikini-clad in the poster, appears in giant form on a massive advertising hoarding for a local radio station and locals have found the racy picture too much. You could see the billboard here or the singer in a bikini here.
The locals are demanding the poster be torn down before it offends their sensibilities too greatly.
A resident revealed, â€œItâ€™s obscene. I have my two little grandkids coming over here, and they donâ€™t need to be seeing that. You can change the channel on the TV but you canâ€™t change that.â€
Pleasingly, city officials will not be swayed by the more prudish elements of the public and have assured the radio station the offending image can stay.
The station manger said, â€œThe billboards were taken from publicity shots and this is the way those people perform. So, to show them in a jogging suit probably wouldnâ€™t be the right thing. It complies with all the locational criteria that are set out in our code of conduct.â€