Mariah Carey ad is too racy for Bob Hope Airport but not for John Wayne Airport

Mariah Carey will appear in a series of concerts at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this month but you probably won’t see any ads for her shows at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which runs the facility, decided last week that a proposed ad for the top-selling singer showed a little too much skin to be posted at the airport.

The government body that runs the airport said the ads needed “more coverage” of Carey before they could be posted at Bob Hope Airport, said airport spokeswoman Rachael Warecki, adding that the concert promoter has yet to respond with a more modest ad. 

Meanwhile, the ads, depicting Carey lying on her side, draped in gold lame and showing lots of cleavage, won the go-ahead to be posted at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, which is owned and operated by Orange County. The ads will appear starting Monday, according to an airport spokeswoman.

As for Los Angeles International Airport, the Carey ads won’t appear there because the city has adopted a policy that permits only ads that promote business connected to the airport, such as retail shops in the terminals.

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