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I love controversy?

It would appear some people have their bunny ears in a knot over the Easter issue of the I Love Rutland newsletter.

Publishers of the newsletter have been taking flack over the choice of a cover photo some people believe is too provocative.

The picture shows one girl biting down on a sucker while the other has pink bunny ears and a pair of ripped panty hose.

The negative feedback prompted the publishers to issue an apology on their website.

The apology reads:

"We always appreciate feedback from our readership and community.  We have received quite a lot of response to the cover page of our April issue.

First, let us say that we here at I Love Rutland would like to apologize to anyone that found our cover page offensive.  It was never our intention to offend or send the wrong message in anyway.  

We wanted a slightly non- traditional look and thought the photo was unique and edgy, unfortunately some people have found it inappropriate.  We agree, the picture we chose does not look good in print nor has it received the response we had hoped for.

We here at I Love Rutland are very staunch supporters of our Rutland Community and strive to create a positive image for our community and have put tremendous effort into improving on community pride and image and will continue to do so. 

Our goal is to improve with every issue and we will put this lesson to use.

Thank you for your continued support and of course – feedback!

Sincerely,
Wendi Swarbrick and Chase Jestley

An image of the front cover remains on the website.

Our question to you - do you find the picture offensive?

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