Heidi Klum Ads Banned From Las Vegas For Being Too Sexy, Sharper Image Dubs Topless Photos ‘Tasteful’

Heidi Klum’s new Sharper Image ads are too hot for Las Vegas.

You’d think a city that sells itself as a place to have sexy experiences (“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”) would be okay with a little PG-13 nudity, but Heidi Klum’s breasts recently got a few of her Sharper Image ads banned from Sin City. The ads in question are aimed at holiday shoppers, and they feature Klum in various states of undress. They’re accompanied by suggestive copy like “What turns Heidi Klum on?” and “What keeps Heidi Klum busy in the shower?”

According to TMZ, some of the Sharper Image ads failed to comply with a Clark County code. Because of this, they were banned from being displayed at McCarran Airport. The code in question dictates that a very specific area of the breast cannot appear in ads — “the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering or any portion thereof below the nipple” is prohibited. In other words, anything above the nipple is fair game, but a hint of “underboob” will get an ad banned.

You can check out the two banned ads below. The “offensive” underboob has been censored.

Compare the topless ads to the approved ad below. As you can see, it also reveals a large portion of one of Heidi Klum’s breasts. However, it’s A-okay because it features skin located in a different area.

According to the Daily Mail, the banned Heidi Klum ads can be seen in other large cities like Los Angeles and New York. Dari Marder, Chief Marketing Officer for Sharper Image, insisted that the topless ads are tasteful.

“We are shocked that the Sharper Image ads featuring Heidi Klum have been banned in Las Vegas– of all places. We believe the campaign is tasteful, beautiful and while sexy not inappropriate, in any way. The reaction to it has been fabulous to date and it is running in all forms of media without any issue.”

Fortunately for Sharper Image, Clark County’s banning of the ads is just drawing more attention to them — people want to see why they were deemed “too sexy” for Sin City, so the Heidi Klum ads are probably attracting more eyeballs online than they would at the McCarran Airport.

This isn’t the first time a Heidi Klum ad has been banned. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety refused to allow the display of a Project Runway ad last summer. It featured a clothed Tim Gunn and Heidi surrounded by a group of naked female and male models, and it contained a lot more underboob than Klum’s Sharper Image ads.

What do you think of Heidi Klum’s Sharper Image ads? Are they really too sexy for Las Vegas, or are they pretty tame for a city full of topless showgirls and strippers?

[Image credits: Sharper Image, Getty via news.com.au]