We all like a bit of spice in our daily lives, don’t we? Well, apparently Australia doesn’t.
The sizzling hot cover of the latest Harper’s Bazaar Australia has been taken down in more than 750 stores after shop owners voiced their discomfort over Miranda Kerr’s raunchy pose, where she shows off her voracious figure wearing nothing but a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps, a Swarovski necklace, and earrings.
Surprisingly, it was the shoppers who had the problem with the image and after a complaint, Coles–one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains–took it down as well as in their 776 other stores nationwide. Parents, who brought in their kids to the store were the ones who had the most problem with the image.
“We didn’t think the cover was appropriate for our stores so the decision was made,” a spokesperson for the supermarket chain told The Sydney Morning Herald.
“In response to feedback from our customers, many of whom shop with their children, we removed the magazine from sale earlier this week.”
Miranda Kerr has been a part of a variety of sizzling ad and model shoots throughout her career. The Victoria’s Secret angel was a part of Rebook’s sneaker brand advertisement, where she bares all and teases the audience to bits. Recently, Kerr, also shot in retro swimwear and barely-there lingerie, which was coupled with a ’60s ballad in a tribute to the beauties of decades past.
This latest outrage has come as a surprising dark spot in her ever successful career as a Victoria’s Secret Angel model.
“I was really disappointed to hear Coles made the decision to pull the Miranda Kerr issue off shelves,” said Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Kellie Hush to Maxim. “I have had so much positive feedback from around the globe, it is a shame Coles does not also recognize the artistic integrity of this image.”