It’s easy to see why Alabama banned the Cycles Gladiator label. The cyclist isn’t wearing a helmet. How could they have missed it the first time around—three years ago—when it first appeared?
The label also sets a terrible example by picturing a woman riding her bike at night, with no light or reflectors! And she’s riding in a dangerous position with awfully long hair that could easily get stuck in the spokes and cause an accident.
However, it's the Alabama Beverage Control Board that looks like boobs for banning the Cycles label, deeming it pornographic. The Cycles Gladiator label bears a replica of an antique French poster created in 1895 to advertise bicycles, and shouln’t we all be riding our bikes more often? The poster and wine label, pictured here, feature an artistic rendition of a nude woman flying with a bicycle across a star-filled night sky.
Thankfully, Hahn Family, which produces the Cycles Gladiator line of wines, is standing its ground. Rather than change the label, they elected to remove their wines from the Alabama market altogether. Hopefully, all of Alabama's art-loving wine drinkers have taken advantage of the past three years of lawlessness to stock up.
I don't see how this can be considered offensive, much less pornographic. What do you think?
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