Abercrombie & Fitch Manager Cited for Obscene Posters

On the free speech front, here is a story that would be funny – if it wasn’t scary – from Virginia:

The manager of an Abercrombie & Fitch store is facing obscenity charges after customers complained to the city about two racy murals that were on display last week in Virginia Beach.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that police seized two large photographs on Saturday and cited the manager with violating a local ordinance.

Here is the full article from USA Today. And here is one of the “obscene” pictures that the police were so upset by:
Abercrombie Poster
It’s a little hard to believe that someone is getting in trouble for that picture in 2008. But maybe it was the other picture – the one where you can see the side of a woman’s breast. That sounds quite shocking. :)

Update: Prosecutors in Virginia have decided to drop the obscene posters case which police were seeking against Abercrombie & Fitch. The full article about the case being dropped, and an image of the “racy” woman poster, can be found here. The police didn’t get their case, but Abercrombie definitely got their free publicity – and free speech wins out again. :)

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