The Washington Times - June 24, 2009, 06:19AM

Calvin Klein has replaced a Manhattan billboard that depicted a topless woman romping with three shirtless men after New Yorkers complained that the ad was too sexually graphic, the New York Daily News is reporting.

The billboard ad has been replaced by model wearing a string bikini.


The previous ad was so “explicit you didn’t even notice the jeans as much as what was going on with the people,” said one New Yorker who prefers the new ad.

New Yorkers are so urbane and tough-minded; it takes a lot to shock them. And that ad was like a high-tension power line.

Calvin Klein was just experimenting with the theory that, if sex sells, then an orgy sells in bulk. Guess it’s back to the drawing boards.

Most of the people who saw the ad thought it was a plug for a new Showtime series — “Three’s Company … But Four’s a Mistake.”

They didn’t know if Calvin Klein was selling jeans, or roofies.

And after seeing the ad, a lot of New Yorkers said they felt like they needed a cigarette. And a shower. A cold one.

I don’t know about you, but I prefer my jeans without a “Debbie Does Dallas” theme. And with a button fly.