From the Straits Times, 22 Feb 2006, about the NYP sex video scandal:
Poly student in homemade sex video gets counselling
Teachers in other schools say many teens use phones to capture made photos, sex clips
One of the boy's girlfriends, also a student at the (secondary) school, was not ashamed of her (nude) photos being circulated.
"She was proud of it. She said it was artistic."
Veteran youth counseller Carol Ballhetchet said: "The new technology makes it all very easy and with celebrity bloggers revealing it all, it has become acceptable, even cool."
Give. Me. A. Freakin. Break.
Sure, before bloggers took their clothes off on their blogs, people were all conservative and there were no other places where young people could be influenced by the glamorization and normalization of this exhibitionist behaviour.
Television, movies, pop music, and barely-legal men's magazines, none of that had any influence on kids thinking that filming themselves in the buff/having sex is acceptable and cool. Sure.
Damn those naked celebrity bloggers!
Here is a old Boingboing/Yahoo piece on the Cam Girl phenomenon, which has interesting parallels to this situation. And incidentally, as some of us have noticed, "Tammy NYP" is now number one search item on Technorati.com.
Even an American "religious" blog has something to say about it... before someone gets upset by this Even More Latter Day Saints blog, it is a parody, ok?.
We are going grober people!
And we will probably be seeing a lot less babies named Tammy in the months to come.
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