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Shop ordered to remove poster of naked woman puts up nude man instead

A shop was told to take down a poster of a naked woman in the shower, only to display one with a naked man in the bath in its place.

The Bathroom Store based in Arnold, Nottingham, was ordered to remove the billboard by the council.

According to Gedling Borough Council the store owner did not have planning permission to display the poster on the side of a building.

Although it was taken down from the side of the building, the store later displayed the picture of a nude man in its shop window.

Residents and passers-by said this could have been the owner "taking the mickey," reports Nottinghamshire Live.

Pat Bearder, who was shopping in Arnold but lives in Caythorpe, told NottinghamshireLive : "I do not care one way or the other because there is that much pornography on the internet now.

"I think he is taking the mickey. It is quite amusing. To be honest I would not have even looked twice."

"I do not find either of them offensive," Laura Bradley, 29, a resident of the town, said.

"It's a bit of a laugh."

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Another resident, who asked to remain anonymous, added: "It certainly grabbed a bit of attention.

"I'm not bothered. I would have thought in this day and age some people would have been offended, so it was probably not a good idea.

"It's just a bit of fun."

Gedling Borough Council said the new advertisement is well within regulations and wished the business all the best after its advertisement "made quite the splash".

A spokesman for Gedling Borough Council said: " We understand that, following discussions with the council, the billboard that was outside was taken down as it did not have the correct planning permission.

"The new advert inside the store does not require planning permission and, as far as the council is concerned, the matter is concluded.

"It is fair to say that this business has made quite the splash with their marketing and we wish the store the very best with its business endeavours, it’s a very tough time for businesses at the moment and we are doing everything we can to support them.”

The owner of the shop was contacted for comment, however, the store remains closed.

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