Raunchy cardboard cut-outs of Madonna stolen from Hong Kong shops
Cardboard cut-outs of pop diva Madonna in provocative poses used to advertise her new album have been stolen from music shops across Hong Kong, a news report said Sunday, the dpa reported.
At least 10 of the 30 1.6-metre-high cut-outs advertising the 49- year-old's new album, Hard Candy, have been taken from shops since they went on display last week, the Sunday Morning Post reported.
Record company Warner Music told the newspaper it was unheard of for people to walk away with nearly life-size cut-outs from shops, but said it did not plan to raise the matter with police.
"We have had people ripping off posters before, but stealing cut- outs certainly takes some guts," Kelvin Wong, vice-president of Warner Music Asia, told the newspaper.
Hard Candy, which is being promoted with pictures of the star in thigh-length boots, is Madonna's 11th studio album and the last to be released under her current contract with Warner.