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USPS Halts Michelle Obama-Inspired Stamps Because They Depict Dangerous Activities – Seriously

Postal Mag.

The United States Postal Service has halted an entire press run of stamps that depict supposedly unsafe activities.

The "Just Move!" line of stamps, which were inspired by by First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let's Move!” health initiative, were meant to help encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

Postal Mag.

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition told the USPS to pull the plug on the line of postage stamps because three of them depicted "unsafe" activities, according to Linn’s Stamp News.

The first offending stamp depicts a child performing a cannonball; the second a child skateboarding without kneepads; the third a child performing a headstand without a helmet, according to Linn’s reporter Bill McAllister.

“The unsafe depictions came to light after USPS Marketing chief Nagisa Manabe asked Michelle Obama to take part in a first day ceremony for the stamps,” Postal News notes.

“That was apparently the first time the stamps had been reviewed by the Sports Council,” the report adds.

Other questionable stamps included a batter without a batting helmet, a girl balancing on a slippery rock, and a soccer player without kneepads or shin pads, Postal Mag notes.

“The stamps are on hold with the printer and we have not made a decision at this point, right now, with respect to how we are going to move forward,” a USPS spokesman confirmed to The Daily Caller.

The spokesman said the USPS will likely decide what to do with the stamps later this year.


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