Do you find this poster offensive?
I don't. Personally, I'd like a large one for my wall next to my computer, but then I have always been interested in reading.
I received an e-mail from a reader about an incident at the RT convention that I wasn't aware of. The author is Laura Baumbach, who writes gay erotic romance and fiction (an RWA accepted genre) and you can read her account on her May 1st blog. Apparently, a business man just walking through and not part of the convention was upset by this display. He complained to the Hyatt who insisted the display be taken down. The Hyatt's contention was that the poster was offensive, but when Laura offered to remove the poster only but leave the promo items, she was told they would be removed again.
The issue isn't whether the material is appropriate or not, it's about the freedom to choose. We were all adults at the convention and walking down the "freebie" aisle, I noticed people browsing and deciding what went into their bags. Nothing was forced on anyone. Personally, I wouldn't want anyone telling me I couldn't look at the historical romance displays (which had great bodice ripper covers that rivaled this one and my bag was full of them), and I'm sure there were some not interested in that genre, but they didn't complain.
Bottom line: This incident is just too Farenheit 451 for me.