Reagan Daughter's Naked Greeting To Republicans Nixed By Newspaper
Jan. 03, 1995
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A naked Patti Davis will not greet the new Republican Congress after all.
The daughter of former President Reagan is featured in a full-page ad for People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals that was scheduled to run in Wednesday morning's editions of The Washington Times _ just in time for the swearing-in of the Republican-led 104th Congress.
But the ad, titled ``I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur,'' was rejected this week by the newspaper.
``The Washington Times chose not to accept the original advertisement because of its explicit nature which we did not feel was appropriate for a family newspaper,'' said the paper's general manager, Geoffrey Edwards.
The ad showed an unclothed Davis sitting cross-legged with a black puppy in her lap.
According to PETA spokeswoman Jennifer Bofinger, the Times' advertising department had insisted on blacking out portions of the photograph, including Davis' partially exposed breast.
``They wanted to completely cover the entire image and we weren't going to pay $8,000 for that,'' said Bofinger.
``With all the images that we see of violence in the media, we're very surprised that they wouldn't print this image that is really happy and compassionate.''