Best Buy Pulls 'Burlesque' Blu-ray Due to Pack-In Corset

Posted Wed Mar 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

The corset is in the ads for the Blu-ray, but you won't find it in stores.

We have a High-Def Digest reader named Perry to thank for this tip. In his email to us he writes, " I just went to pick up my copy of 'Burlesque' on Blu-ray with the free corset and I was told they were pulled off the shelf this morning with top priority."

After doing a bit of checking up, it turns out this is the case at more than just one Best Buy. Though the ad for 'Burlesque' clearly indicates a pack-in corset for those that purchase the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, stores aren't selling them.

In fact, some stores have gone as far as pulling the discs completely off the shelves. Our tipster Perry reported that he was only given the Blu-ray after putting in an order on At that point, they removed the corset and then handed over the Blu-ray.

Currently, the disc's page on Best Buy's website doesn't show anything about the Corset, which it did previous to today.

Best Buy has not confirmed the reason for the pull, but an employee who chooses to remain anonymous has told us that the company received complaints from a parent's group and caved to the pressure.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Burlesque (Blu-ray)
Tags: Censorship, Best Buy, Burlesque (all tags)