"We have canceled the 'Girls Gone Wild' event. This is due to negative authority pressure. We are sorry to tell everybody who was looking forward to this event," said a statement on the Moore's Bar Facebook page.
City police chief Tom Sutherlin spoke to the Banner Graphic earlier this week about the event.
He said that Indiana Excise would be inside the bar checking identification and his concern would be with crowd control outside the bar.
Putnam County Fire Marshal John McPherson said Moore's was required by Indiana law to apply for a special entertainment permit and they had done so.
The occupancy for the bar is set at 70 people.
A group of ministers were also concerned with the proposed event and had banded together, not only planning on letting their congregations know their concerns, but also by contacting the Mayor's office.
"We gathered together and the first thing we did was talk to the Mayor. But these people had dotted their i's and crossed their t's," said St. Andrew Episcopalian Minister Bill Wieland.
"Unless there was a disturbance of some type, there was nothing they could do. The next step we were prepared to take was writing a letter to the editor at the Banner Graphic. We were also prepared to let the owners and sponsors of the event know that we didn't think this was a great idea," continued Wieland.
DePauw University also expressed some concern about the event, even though it was not a school event.
An editorial in The DePauw stated, "DePauw is known primarily for its success as an academic institution, but apparently 'Girls Gone Wild' thinks otherwise," it said.
The editorial continued, "If 'Girls Gone Wild' is coming, it is because they expect Moore's Bar to be populated by DePauw students. This is Greencastle, Ind. Not Cancun, not Panama City, Fla., not even Bloomington, Ind. whatever they expect to find here, they're expecting to find from us. Considering what they look for, we should all feel a bit uneasy."
And the editorial ended, "We certainly are not trashing our party scene, really. Most of us like that DePauw can get crazy and have a good time. But 'Girls Gone Wild' crazy? We kind of hope not, but we will certainly see."
The "Girls Gone Wild" franchise is a video series produced by Joe Francis and Mantra Films. Cameras follow young women into bars and clubs and offer them franchise clothing if they expose their body on camera or engage in sexual activity on film. The tour group crosses the country attending over 400 live events a year.
It will not be coming to Greencastle on April 21.