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Charges are expected to be laid after police last week seized 20 Henson photographs of a naked girl and boy, believed to be aged 12 and 13, from Sydney's Roslyn Oxley9 gallery.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione today said he had a strong personal reaction to the nature of the seized images.
Originally posted by Migwah
But obviously it was illegal for them to be taken.
Originally posted by Nammu
I'd need to see them first to judge for myself.
Originally posted by AGENT_T
But, on the other hand..When does art become 'soft porn' for perverts?.
Originally posted by mattguy404
Oh boy.. I've had some heated arguments at uni over this...
I'm on the side that thinks that it should be looked at very carefully. I don't like the images one bit, but I'm trying not to let that prejudice me about whether they should be censored or not.
A few questions though...
* What is Henson's fixation on youth? Why not use 80 or 90 year old models? That'd be just as 'out there'.
* What is and what isn't art. Henson might be able to take photo's of naked prepubescent girls and call it art, what about every day Joe? If you took similar photographs of other people's children, you'd get the wrap over the knuckles very very quickly.