Sunday, November 16, 2008

21st Century Censorship?

So, there has been quite the controversy surrounding Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero 4 World Tour commercial.
I'm sure most of you have seen the commercials with celebrities imitating Tom Cruise's famous scene in Risky Business.
Celebrities like David Cook, David Archuletta, Heidi Klum, Kobe Bryant, Michael Phelps, Alex Rodriguez and Tony Hawk have participated in these hilarious commercials.

Heidi Klum actually has two commercials - one which was of her dancing and playing Guitar Hero in her bra and underwear, which was yanked shortly after it's airing. Later, the commercial was replaced with a different one, of Klum in a men's button down, dancing in her underwear. Some are crying censorship - why should people be getting upset about a Victoria's Secret model dancing in exactly what she is paid to sell?

Is there really that much of a difference between the two commercials?

The Original Commercial:

The New Commercial:

What do YOU think? Was it a case of censorship? Or was there a legitimate reason for the original commercial to be pulled?
[Either way, doesn't Heidi Klum look fabulous? Props to all the celebrities for having so much fun with these commercials!]

Also, if you haven't seen it yet, I think this version of the commercial with all-star athletes is HYSTERICAL!:

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