Two California airports find themselves tangled up in a story about Mariah Carey’s body parts.
On Monday, celebrity gossip and entertainment site TMZ reported that Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County were nixing the installation of billboards scheduled to go up near each airport to promote Mariah Carey’s upcoming shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The issue, said TMZ, is that on the billboards Carey’s breasts are “barely covered by a gold sheet” and the airports consider the image “way too sexy.”
“Sure, we get that airports don’t want any, um … distractions for the pilots trying to land planes,” noted celebrity gossip blog PerezHilton.com, “but we’re hoping that Mimi gets the freedom to promote her residency in all her curvy glory.”
It’s definitely a titillating story, but when contacted by Today in the Sky, officials from both the Burbank and Orange County airports said the details in the TMZ story are wrong.
Neither airport can ban the content of billboards that go up off airport property, but each airport has staff that does weigh in on the ads airport advertising concessionaires plan to place on airport property and inside the terminals.
“The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority received a proposal to post a Mariah Carey advertisement,” said airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf. “It did not ban the proposed artwork. It simply requested that the artwork be revised.”
Bull. They censored the picture. And how bad could it possibly have been?
See how they lie?
They are right though. We can’t have such inappropriateness at our Burbank Airport: