While we’ve all been busy trying to #freethenipple, it turns out there are some other body parts that could use a little liberation, too—at least as long as some buzzkill Australians keep getting their way.
WWD reports today that the January/February 2016 issue of Australian Harper’s Bazaar has been pulled from the shelves of all 776 Coles Supermarkets across the country due to customer complaints about the cover photography. The image in question features model Miranda Kerr, herself an Aussie, posing in just a pair of Louboutins and some diamonds, with her sensitive areas tucked safely out of sight behind her arms and legs.
A rep for Coles wouldn’t specify to WWD exactly how many complaints they received about Kerr’s visible side thigh, stomach and cleavage, but apparently it was enough to prompt the removal of roughly 3,000 copies of the magazine from their stores on Thursday.
For her part, Bazaar editor Kellie Hush insisted that Kerr was “proud of” the cover. And naturally, Hush and Harper’s stand by their editorial choice, as well, and are taking this minor controversy—and the ensuing publicity—in stride.
“It’s not going to stop me from pushing boundaries again, that’s for sure,” Hush told the paper.
So, we can all now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Australian Harper’s Bazaar is out there fighting the good fight for implied nudity in your grocery store checkout aisle.