An Abercrombie & Fitch store in Virginia Beach, Va. has had itâ€™s racy display photos removed by city police, and its manager was cited for a misdemeanor obscenity charge. The store had two photos of questionable images. One of the photos features three shirtless men, one with butt cleavage sticking out. The other of a woman with one of her breasts almost fully exposed.
Apparently, the city code prohibits the display of “obscene materials in a business that is open to juveniles.” Police say they gave the Abercrombie & Fitch warnings to remove the images after customers complained, but their warnings were ignored. In response to the charges and controversy, Abercrombie released the following statement:
“The marketing images in question show less skin than you see any summer day at the beach. And certainly less than the plumber working on your kitchen sink.”
The company plans to pursue its legal rights aggressively, while the manager of the store faces a fine of up to $2000 and a year in jail.