September 21, 2007 03:16:54 GMT
Comcast Cable has banned Alicia Silverstone's sexy new PETA ad from the airwaves, deemed it as too hot.
Alicia Silverstone is just too hot for Houston. It is sad to say that the actress' new PSA for PETA's veggie ad has been banned from the airwaves in Houston because it contains nudity.
Comcast Cable, which is the largest cable company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States, has decided not to air the 30-second ad because Silverstone is naked and they don't want to upset prudish viewers in Texas despite the fact that the clips had already been paid for.
Notwithstanding with the ban, curious Houston residents can still view the ads online at PETA TV. "[Viewers can] get an eyeful, not only of the stunning Ms. Silverstone, but also of our free Vegetarian Starter Kit - chock full of delicious recipes - that will make them drool for an entirely different reason," PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement.
The advertisement video, directed by music video auteur Dave Meyers, shows Silverstone emerging from a swimming pool and talking about the benefits of being a vegetarian. She obscures the view of her body with her arms as she gets out of the pool.
The ad was initially planned to air about two dozen times on Wednesday September 19th in Houston, which according to E! ranked the nation's sixth-fattiest city by Men's Fitness this year, and Dallas on the Food Network, Lifetime and E!. In fact, the PETA ad will still run on television in Dallas.