From the Zhejiang News Net via the EastSouthWestNorth blog:
On June 8, a public interest advertisement with semi-nude women appeared on the advertisement boards of the major public transportation stops in the city of Changsha. The advertisement was on behalf of the Pink Ribbon campaign. The three women were Xu Jing (a popular program host at a Hunan television station), Chen Dan (the lead television host at a Changsha television station) and Lisa (a third-year university student majoring in international economics). The attractive photograph and the status of the three women made this a hot topic in Changsha.
What is the purpose of this semi-nude public interest advertisement? Fame? Fortune? Or the public health of women? Yesterday, at the press conference held by the organizers, the three women said that they did so in order to call for attention to women’s health issues.
Surprisingly, one of the spokespersons has been suspended at work. According to informed sources, the reasons were: first, the photograph damages the image of the television station; second, she became a spokesperson without permission from the station, and so this breached organizational discipline. That night, there was a television news report on the controversy about university student Lisa appearing semi-nude. [full text]