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VA Victoria's Secret display freaks the AmTaliban

The display ”is not about lingerie. It’s about sadomasochism and three-way sex.”

Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition

“I’ve already tried to get security to arrest them for indecent exposure and I’ve talked to the managers in there. They don’t care. They’re just more happy they’re getting the exposure and the marketing.”

— outraged citizen with nothing better to do, Tim Cutler

Too much time on their hands. The nutjobs at Lou Sheldon’s Traditional Values Coalition are protesting a Victoria’s Secret display in a Tysons Corner mall because it “promotes lesbianism and sadomasochism.”

About 30 women — no men — picketed the Tysons Corner (Va.) Center store Friday. Some of them were not satisfied that store workers had toned down the display, and promised to boycott the newly expanded mall, now among the nation’s largest.

Does Lou Sheldon want to smack her bottom? (WRC-TV)

A mannequin that had been tied up was unfettered, though it still leaned against a pole with arms raised above the head, and a rope and pulleys still loomed ominously in the background. Two female figures spooning in a bed were replaced with a single mannequin sitting with legs crossed.

The company calls the new display ”Back Stage Sexy,” and a company spokeswoman at the mall Friday said the Tysons store is the nation’s third outlet to adopt the theme. She referred other questions to a corporate spokesman, who didn’t return calls. The mall had received complaints almost since the new display went up, and after discussions with Victoria’s Secret’s corporate parent, Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio, it announced Thursday that the display had been changed.

Others weren’t bothered by the display. About 40 customers were lined up and roped off outside the store waiting to get in Friday afternoon. ”It was fun. It was different. That’s what I liked about it,” said Alexis Daisley, 19, who shopped at the store with her mother and left with a large bag full of merchandise.

‘I had no problem with it, and I had no problem taking my daughter there,” Lesley Daisley said.

Hat tip, PageOneQ.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding