The members of the royal family aren’t the only ones fuming after naked photos of Britain’s Prince Harry partying in Las Vegas were leaked to the public. The city of Las Vegas is up in arms, as well, but for a very different reason.
In response to the incident, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has released an advertisement that stands by Prince Harry and attempts to publicly shame the leaker of the photos, reminding them that what happens in Vegas, should, indeed, stay in Vegas.
The advertisement begins with a direct message, in bold capital letters, letting the leakers know exactly what the city of Las Vegas thinks of them. “FOR SHAME!” the ad reads “TO THOSE WHO TRADED IN THEIR PLEDGE TO THEIR LAS VEGAS BRETHREN, WE DEPLORE YOU.”
The ad continues with a call to arms, of sorts, laying out a set of recommendations for how visitors and residents should treat these social pariahs and, presumably, anyone else who leaks similarly scandalous information in the future.
“We are calling on you, the defenders of what happens in Vegas staying in its rightful place – in Vegas,” the ad says. “We are asking for a shun on these exploiters of Prince Harry. We shall boycott partying of any kind with them. No bottle service. No bikini clad girls. No Bucatini from Batali. In other words, we will not play with them anymore.”
The advertisement then directs readers to the visit Las Vegas website, where they are presented with a video reminding visitors to “Obey the Code” and detailing exactly what is and is not okay to share with the world after a trip Las Vegas.
“Las Vegas is a place to celebrate adult freedom, freedom that even celebrities and royals can enjoy,” Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the LVCVA said in a prepared statement. “For everyone’s sake, it’s important that ‘What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.’ However, in moments of enthusiasm, actually keeping memories in Las Vegas takes commitment. Today’s ad was a cheeky reminder to all our visitors that it’s important to ‘know the code’, and most importantly, ‘protect the code.’”