Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo is pushing to have “racy” ads for fake boobs removed from New York City’s subway system.
New York transit officials are agreeing to reconsider their advertising standards after a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo objected to a cleavage-baring ad for breast enhancement. Howard Glaser, Cuomo’s director of state operations, wrote to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday asking the agency to take action after the New York Daily News wrote about the revealing advertisement.
The reason Glaser is going after ads for fake boobs is because the MTA has a $190 million annual state subsidy, plus a over a $5 billion in dedicated taxes. Glaser wrote in a letter that, “The public has a right to expect that the MTA will strive for a family-friendly environment.”
And advertisements for fake boobs are what’s making ruining the “family-friendly” vibe of the MTA?
If the ads for fake boobs looked like something you’d see in the Big Tits category on Sex.com then yeah they should be banned, but they’re not. There are standards and practices in advertising that won’t allow them to make the ads too racy. They should provide scientific evidence that ads for fake boobs are ruining the lives of New Yorkers that ride the subway, otherwise we should totally forget all about this story.
Rather than going after ads for fake boobs, maybe the Governor and his director of state operations should be focusing on reducing the number of deaths in the MTA. Just last year, New York City was on pace to set a new record for MTA-related deaths. Maybe it’s just me, but for me, people dying is way worse than ads for fake boobs.
Now you already know that I’m not a proponent of fake boobs. But if there’s one thing that’s more important than natural breasts, it’s free speech. And plastic surgeons should be able to advertise their fake boobs wherever they please. Especially since people just aren’t down with fake boobs nowadays.