Nude Britney Shocks Japan

8/28/2006 1:11 PM PDT

Nude Britney Shocks Japan

Japan got a heavy dose of Britney Spears this week -- and we mean heavy. The very pregnant pop star is shocking people throughout the country, after subway bosses reversed a decision to censor an advertisement showing the US pop diva in the nude.

The advertisement for the October issue of Harper's Bazaar features a nude Spears crossing her arms over her breasts.

Tokyo Metro initially asked the publisher to cover Britney below the elbows as the sight of her naked midriff and thighs was inappropriate for impressionable Japanese youths and more sensitive commuters.

But bosses later back-tracked after the story hit the local headlines, prompting dozens of commuters to contact the subway operator to request the pop sensation be displayed in her full glory.