The billboard above – advertising a a new Smurf movie – has been censored to ensure that Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Bnei Brak in Israel aren’t offended.
According to this report, the original poster for Smurfs: The Lost Village, shows four of the tiny blue humanoids – but one one, a blonde Smurfette, was cropped from the ads in the district by the PR company Mirka’im – Hutzot Zahav.
The removal of females from public view is not confined to Ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Earlier this month, when Saudi Arabia wanted to show off its inaugural girls’ council in al-Qassim province, they overlooked one thing: the girls.
Pictures released to mark the first Qassim Girls Council meeting showed 13 men on stage, and not a single female.
The women were apparently in another room, linked via video.