Rolling Stones 'Dumbfounded' By Poster Controversy

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones are "dumbfounded and perplexed" after posters promoting their 2016 "Exhibitionism" event at London's prestigious Saatchi Gallery caused a scandal in London.

The Guardian reports the neon ad - which shows the crotch of a woman in a bikini, with John Pasche's famous lips logo placed in a cheeky position - has been banned on the London Underground and at bus stops around the city until a new, less lewd version of the poster is provided.

Created by British designer Mark Norton with help from Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts, the Stones were advised that the "Exhibitionism" poster was not suitable to run in its original form. For it to be approved for public display, the group were told the logo must be moved away from the crotch and on to the woman's belly button instead.

The "tongue over belly button" posters will go up in London on Monday, while the rest of the country will receive the original "tongue over pants". A spokesperson for the Rolling Stones says: "We are dumbfounded and perplexed at this rather silly decision. Perhaps something to do with the fact that it's the Rolling Stones and controversy still seems to follow them everywhere." Read more and see the "offending" poster artwork here.

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