‘90210’ pool billboard upsets Brooklyn Jews


In addition to plausibilty, teen drama 90210 has violated Hasidic Jewish law with a billboard showing mixed company lounging around an oddly shaped pool. Unlike the Parent Television Council, United Jewish Organization president Rabbi David Niederman isn’t worried about threesomes. Instead, he says the billboard offends merely because "having men and women swimming together is … not permissible, even if they are fully clothed," which is why he’s protesting its placement facing his Brooklyn community. We’d love to ask him why he’s getting bent out of shape over something that’s tame by contemporary ad standards. But actually, we’d rather know what percentage of his community goes swimming fully clothed. Via Jossip.

—Posted by David Kiefaber