Magic Mike XXL poster 'censored' in Australia: Reason behind clothed Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello revealed

Fans were outraged to discover that the actors were wearing T-shirts

Jess Denham
Monday 20 July 2015 16:30
Channing Tatum leads the gang in Magic Mike XXL
Channing Tatum leads the gang in Magic Mike XXL

Channing Tatum's muscly torso has seemingly been deemed too risqué in Australia after posters for new stripper film Magic Mike XXL were censored down under.

Tatum is joined by Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, Matt Bomer and Kevin Nash on the original promo sheet, which shows all the actors gyrating in jeans with their tops off.

But a poster has emerged in Australia showing the cast with tight white T-shirts on instead, leading to confusion and light-hearted outrage among some fans.

Shortly afterwards, The Mirror reported that these different posters were printed on special paper meaning that the stars appear clothed during the day-time and shirtless at night.

Tops or no tops, women have been flooding into cinemas to catch the boys in action with the sequel's opening week attended by a 96 per cent female audience.

Channing Tatum said earlier this month that he believes men should be objectified in films as much as women, while producer Reid Carolin shared his hope that Magic Mike XXL will spark body image discussions.

"We are objectifying men and saying women can look at men the same way men have been looking at women on screen for years," he said.

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