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In entirely unsurprising news, the Times Square Church has its panties in a twist over the proposed installation of a billboard featuring a row of smiling, naked human asses. The advertisement, from bidet company Toto Washlet, would wrap around the building that currently houses the church at 1657 Broadway. The church is so worried about the butt billboard that it's filed a suit, and the case is apparently so important that it's being judged in state supreme court. According to the Times, the future of the derrière display hangs in the balance: "In her temporary restraining order yesterday, Justice Marcy S. Friedman of State Supreme Court said she was stopping the installation of the ad until she could make a final decision." Somehow, the naked cowboy continues to dodge controversy.
· In Billboard for Bidet, Church Sees Times Square’s Seedy Past [NY Times]
· Billboards: Toto Washlet's Butts Over Broadway [Racked]