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April 11, 2005

Gimme a 'B', 'B!' Gimme an 'O', O!...

Go Boobs!!!

This artist, Ed Johnson, made this nice abstract painting of a topless woman. He had it hanging in the Lake County Administration Building in the great state of Florida.

A county manager ordered that it be taken down recently because it was considered 'offensive." Well this county manager has resigned, and now he's allowed to put it back up.

However, the artist is to afraid that it will be vandalized, so he's not going to put it back up.

Johnson said he will not display "Royal Lady" at the Lake County Administration Building because he is now afraid that the exposure the piece has received might cause someone to intentionally damage it.

As Feministing states:
When will women's bodies be considered beautiful rather than shameful?

It's really sad that a piece of artwork gets taken down because of, I'm guessing one person's complaint or a very few kooks that find it offensive. And now for fear of kook retaliation, the artist is afraid to display it in a public place There's nothing wrong with boobs! Heck, even I have two of them. Does that make me offensive?

2 Comments:

  • At April 11, 2005, Anonymous Ellen said…

    Way down here in good ol' Collier we had a statue of two kids sitting on a bench. The boy had his arm around the girl and people complained because they didn't know where the boy's hand was "going". A little boy and a little girl. Younger than YOU cookie! It's now in Lee County. I guess they like smut up there.

    We have wonderful weather down here.

     
  • At April 11, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    Yes, I've always thought Lee County was a den of sin. All those dirty old men in Ft. Meyers and all. But little boys and little girls play doctor all the time there, I hear. Must be the statue.

    The weather here was beautiful as well!

     

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