Nudity in Advertising Not An Issue in Prague


Somehow during the long history of America's creation with all its focus on freedom and supposed acceptance of just about anything, someone forgot to realize there's nothing with the normal portrayal of the human body in its natural state. No, we have to somehow equate nudity to the downfall of mankind and the catalyst for a nationwide orgy resulting in a country-wide orgasm of cataclysmic proportion causing the destruction of the moral fabric that binds our United States together.

In Prague, they just put nude ads up and no one blinks an eye.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 6-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Opinion, Outdoor   

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If no one bats an eye - why do they put them up?

Posted by: ron tonkin on January 6, 2006 12:51 PM

Because they may not bat an eye, but other thing's happen to them.... (not wanting to be too crude)

Sex still sells, you just need more of it to get someone's attention

Posted by: Rob on January 6, 2006 12:54 PM

Yeah, there's absolutely NO problem with posting large nude shots of a woman's body, sans face or other identifying features. Is it gratuitous? Sure. Does it fit advertising's grand tradition of the objectification of women? You bet. Does it use the cheapest trick in the book to get someone to look? Well, yeeessss... The ad is unimaginative and exploitative, and typifying the case against this sort of tripe as the work of morons who think it'll cause "the destruction of the moral fabric that binds our United States together" is not persuasive.

Posted by: Bart King on January 6, 2006 12:56 PM

Damn you've done it now - the next thing the US will be exporting to Eastern Europe is a bunch of useless missionaries.

Posted by: Stuart on January 6, 2006 11:32 PM

Hey, well I can't speak Czech - but I think a couple of you are being too harsh.
If you look at the billboards and see where the 'lines' go - then read the sign at the base of the top image, it says 'Second Skin' - my visual interpretation of this is that it's not even aimed at us mere males..... I think it's an ad for a woman's underwear manufacturer, and it illustrates that the garments feel like there's nothing there, plus no unsightly visible lines!
If I'm right, - maybe a couple of you saw BOOBS and ASS and never tried to join the dots, so to speak....
If I'm wrong, then hey - maybe i'm a deeply disturbed individual who tries too hard not to see SEX in everything ....... Hmmm, who am I kidding? :)

Posted by: Lee on January 7, 2006 12:34 AM

" Does it use the cheapest trick in the book to get someone to look? Well, yeeessss... The ad is unimaginative and exploitative"

Unimaginative and cheep trick, yes.

Exploitive no.
The model was probably paid a very decent amount to what fundimentaly amounts to very little work whatsoever.

Posted by: Darko on April 23, 2006 7:48 PM

Glad you like my photo :-)

(However, if you don't mind, please follow the flickr rules for reposting my image (make sure the thumbnail picture links to the original image on flickr, as well as the text link), and credit underneath the image with my name, please! If you use the Blog This feature on flickr it does this for you automatically--- This makes me a much happier camper about people using my images on their pages ;-) I don't need to get rich or anything, but a little credit goes a long way!!

Posted by: Paula Wirth on December 18, 2007 4:13 AM