Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CENSORSHIP UNDER CENSURE

In this day and age, and with the Internet, what's the point of censoring anything?
One of the censored pictures in full colour (and spread) from The New York Times.
It's annoying, and that's putting it mildly, to open your morning subscriber's copy of the International Herald Tribune and find the black-marker zealots have been busy at work again, blotting out anything they deem offensive to the readers.

Who appointed them guardians over what Malaysians can read or view in international papers? Who are these people anyway? What's so offensive about cleavage if shown in the right context, as in a fashion show or magazine? Heck, even works of art are not spared.

Babies' genitals get the black marker treatment too!

The Straits Times recently carried a picture of a huge poster that was put up along Orchard Road, Singapore's famed shopping street. Apparently, many people found it in poor taste, while others say it's just an advertising gimmick. In other words, no harm done.

What is your reaction to this ad?
Since mid-September The Star has been posting on a daily basis photos of beautiful ladies taken from its 1970s archives to mark the paper's 40th anniversary. These photos recall a time in our country when minds were more open, and laws were less repressive. Those were the good old days, weren't they?

The old-timers among us couldn't agree more! It's just eye-candy. And if some folks don't like what they see, they can just look away or close their eyes, and their minds as well. (Pic: The Star)
What can be so subversive in a culinary demostration that requires blacking out?


1 comment:

Antares said...

The chef must be carving up a leg of ham. The woman in the audience was probably wearing a crucifix :-)