Harper’s Bazaar in Japan has a new attitude, and they want to express that with a huge ad of a naked pregnant Britney Spears covering her breasts with her arms at the Omotesando subway station in the ritzy district of the same name in Tokyo. That has created an uproar, especially since Tokyo Metro decided to forbid it because it was too out there. Harper’s Bazaar has gotten what it’s wanted though — they’ve gotten the kind of advertising you could never pay for. Television morning shows devoted a whole 10 minutes to it, interviewing people on the street about their opinion, running a recap of Britney Spears’ accomplishments, and having a discussion about what Harper’s hopes to achieve by it.
Personally speaking, I’m not sure what Harper’s hopes to accomplish by identifying themselves with Britney Spears. Have they seen any of the recent pictures of her in some of the entertainment magazines stateside? (Not that I read them)