Topless Judd jeered by pro-coal golfers

Yes, this headline is accurate. A poster featuring the Kentucky native sans shirt was displayed at a Prestonburg golf course with the dual intentions of (1) ridiculing her staunch environmentalism and (2) getting more people to buy memberships at the gold course because, hey, look: boobs!

Via HuffPost:

“Ashley Judd makes a living removing her top, why can’t coal miners?” the 5-by-3-foot poster reads in bold, black letters. It was hanging at a golf tournament Wednesday at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg, Ky.

Judd is covering her breasts with her hands in the photo, which appears to be from a 2006 issue of Marie Claire magazine.

Judd said in a speech last month to the National Press Club that mountaintop removal, which blasts the tops off mountains to extract coal, is the “rape of Appalachia.”

She also referred to golf courses that have been built atop former mining sites, like StoneCrest.

In other news, the rest of the article depicts our beloved Commonwealth as a state comprised of grammar-adverse hillbillies (bold emphasis mine):

Paul Hughes, assistant general manager at the StoneCrest Golf Course, said he heard no complaints about the poster.

“All the people that was here yesterday, they was all for it,” he said.

One Comment

  1. Derek
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm. Had the actress-holding-her-breasts poster been proclaiming an anti-coal message, I bet the outcry at the “immorality” of nudity would’ve been quite loud.