Maine tourism officials are banning a “naked attraction” from being displayed on the state’s beaches because it depicts people engaged in sexual acts.
The Maine Tourism Bureau says the exhibit, which was scheduled to open Friday, violates the state law that bans the display of “objectionable material” on state land.
The bureau’s chief executive officer, Paul Stolper, told The Associated Press that the state agency was taking steps to ensure that “we do not have to enforce the law that we passed in the past.”
The Maine Attorney General’s office told the AP that it would “continue to aggressively prosecute violators of this law.”
“It’s absolutely offensive,” the attorney general’s office said.
“If you’re not going to let people go about their business, that’s a pretty big problem.”
The bureau had planned to display the exhibit and other adult content from the online adult content site PornHub.
The exhibition will remain in place for a year and then be taken down, Stolpa said.
The bureau did not immediately return a message seeking comment on the incident.
The state has one of the nation’s highest numbers of tourists, which is a sign of the growing popularity of the state, which has become a popular vacation destination for families and adults.