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This magazine cover has been banned in 7 countries.

This is singer and rapper Azealia Banks on the cover of British fashion magazine, Dazed & Confused.

And yes, she is in fact holding a pink inflatable condom.

And yes, it’s been deemed too risqué by SEVEN countries who has decided not to display or sell it.

And they’re not necessarily the countries you might have expected to push ahead with the ban. Switzerland, Dubai and Singapore are amongst the nations who’ve decided that this image is just a little bit too boundary pushing to grace the stands of their newspaper and magazine displays.

Dazed & Confused magazine have reacted – well, to match their own name. They’re not sure what all the fuss is about, tweeting, “Just been told our upcoming @AZEALIABANKS cover has been banned from 7 countries so far. Thank God for the Internet, huh?”

Nine.msn reports:

Dazed and Confused editor Rod Stanley told the Evening Standard he knew the cover would get tongues wagging.

“I knew this cover would be talked about, but didn’t expect a confident, young woman posing with an inflated condom to cause this much fuss,” he said.

“It’s funny that in a world where extreme images are so accessible, someone posing with something that is used for safe sex is what we get worked up about.”

Are these countries overreacting or is the ban fair enough? Would you expect Australia to ban this cover?

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