Rapper Azealia Banks’ British magazine cover for Dazed and Confused has been banned by at least 7 countries!
The banned photo shows Banks smoking a pink condom like a cigar above the tagline, “Azealia Banks blows up.”
This is what Dazed & Confused wrote on Twitter:
“Just been told our upcoming Azealia Banks cover has been banned from 7 countries so far. Thank God for the Internet, huh?”
Dazed’s editor, Rod Stanley said:
“Azealia liked it, and we thought it would be fun and suited her because she’s a strong, provocative character… I knew this cover would be talked about, but didn’t expect a confident, young woman posing with an inflated condom to cause this much fuss. It’s funny that in a world where extreme images are so accessible, someone posing with something that is used for safe sex is what we get worked up about.”
The photo has been banned in Singapore, Dubai, Malta, Switzerland, India and Thailand.