Wah lau eh, if I had known nipples would get this much press and grober buzz, I would have posted a shot or two myself!
But my son keeps me honest. A few days ago, it was a hot day and I was in my topless home-Ah-Pek mode. My 20-month-old Isaac ambled up to me, pointed at my tummy and said "Pa-Pa".
"Wah, Isaac! So clever! That's right, 'Papa'!" I said with delight.
He then pointed at my left nipple and said, "Mum-Mum".
That was when I knew I was not destined for Glamour Photography stardom. "Mum-Mum" is food in baby talk. Kua-kua.
The story about Sarong Party Girl and her nude shot (NSFW and Not Safe for Chewren, ok?), covered in the Straits Times and also in Zaobao, really caused a stir (sorry, cannot link, must pay... nair mind, here got). Her traffic got so hot and heavy, her blog's banner image could not be displayed for some time because she exceeded her bandwidth.
According to Asiapundit, blogger Gabriel Seah was quoted in that ST article saying:
"The Internet is a free society, there is no reason why anyone should not do this, because it doesn’t hurt anyone."
Gabe's full quote was:
"The Internet is a free society, there is no reason why anyone should not do this, because it doesn't hurt anyone. A lot of things that used to be considered bad are now acceptable, so maybe we shouldn't be so quick to judge and condemn."
Maybe the paper no space lah.
Bloggers like MercerMachine and SerialDeviant weighed in.
Across the Causeway, bloggers like Mack of BrandMalaysia and Kenny Sia had something to say too. Kenny even contributed his own version of the Sarong Party Girl photo, seen on the left (why Kenny, why? The horror, the horror!)
The news spread to news sites in Malaysia (The Star: Net group set abuzz by nude blogger) and Australia (SMH: Naked blogger attracts thousands). It even made The Inquirer (Naked blogger bends Singapore’s rules).
Maybe SPG's photo would be more acceptable to horrified conservatives if, like the Crazy Horse topless revue coming to Singapore soon, her breasts were "bathed in light".
Ya lah. Must be "bathed in light", then can be considered art. Otherwise, it is just a nekkid 19-year-old Singapore blogger.
Quick, call the Breast Police and ban the Internets!