“A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who have found some of their officers were in the film,” philly.com reports. Let’s be clear, the unnamed officers will not appear in the calendar. They’re in the promotional “making of” video above, which features an awful (wonderful?) amount of what I’m going to call “breast juggling.” Some of them are – gasp! in uniform. The guys. Focus people! Personally, I’m not a big fan of cheesecake. I prefer images of strong women with guns. IDF style. Anyway, make the jump for official outrage at the “edgy” content. It really is precious . . .
Utah National Guard Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn said their initial investigation determined several of their members took part in the video after getting permission from a senior official who shouldn’t have given them the green light. Part of the video was shot at Camp Williams with some Guard equipment as backdrops, Fairbourn said.
He said no National Guard weapons or ammo were used in the film. The agency is considering discipline for the people involved, and Fairbourn apologized on behalf of the National Guard for any embarrassment it has caused.
“It was poor judgment on a limited small number of individuals,” Fairbourn said. The Utah Department of Public Safety also believes two of their officers are in the video wearing agency uniforms in violation of agency policies . . .
“Productions of this kind are not in keeping with the values of the Utah National Guard nor its members,” the National Guard said in a statement . . .
“It’s not a typical assignment for us to send uniformed officers to participate with women in bikinis shooting guns,” [Capt. Doug] McCleve said. “That doesn’t reflect the values of our department.”
Maybe it should be typical (in that ‘Meric f–k yeah!” kinda way) and reflect the values of their department. Just sayin’ . . .