SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Starting Monday, travelers who fly through John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana can see a lot of Mariah Carey as a racy poster of the diva will be displayed throughout the facility.
The poster promoting her concerts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas shows the superstar singer lying on her side and wearing nothing but a piece of gold fabric strategically draped across her body.
The authority for the Hollywood-Burbank Airport said it thought the poster was too risqué and had asked promoters to tone it down before it would put it up for passengers to see.
Travelers CBS2’s Erica Nochlin talked to had mixed reactions.
“It’s not that I’m uncomfortable. But if I had a child, I would not want to have to explain cleavage and all of that in public,” Kassi Lowther said.
“It’s beautiful. It’s a little revealing. But it’s not that bad,” one traveler said.
Another traveler said: “That’s a pretty good-looking picture of her.”
Macey Malone said: “That’s like something that’s in the media everywhere today. So I feel like now in the airports, it’s like almost normal to see something like that.”
The airport authority in Burbank eventually changed its mind and decided to display the poster but said it plans to replace it with a less-racy version.