Naked pictures of Daniel Radcliffe
to promote a new play are causing controversy among fans of the Harry Potter
The young star peels off his top half and cuddles up with a topless co-star in the promotional snaps for his London West End run in "Equus".
The pictures have already become popular among young female fans of the 17-year-old - most famous for his role in the boy wizard franchise.
But parents are up in arms and are bombarding Harry Potter fansites with emails.
One reads, "We as parents feel Daniel should not appear nude. Our nine-year-old son looks up to him as a role model. We are very disappointed and will avoid the future movies he makes."
Radcliffe's spokesperson Vanessa Davies tells British newspaper the Daily Mail, "Daniel does not want to step away from Harry Potter but he does want to show he is a rounded actor capable of very different roles. He has tremendous support from Harry Potter fans."
The play, written by Anthony Shaffer, opens in London on February 27.
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