Here is a link
to the photos in question, for those unaware
(photos are near the bottom of the linked page).
Originally posted by mryanbrown
Larry just interviewed Donald Trump over the new controversial half exposed nudity Miss USA 2010 photos.
Paula Deen, miss little town America family friendly was in support. Even citing her taking bikini pics as a 15yr old (gag @ her now).
To be fair to Paula Deen, the Miss USA photos do not
reveal any more skin than you'd see on modern bikini-clad young women. But she neglects
the setting of the photos--a bedroom--and the caption, "Waking Up in Vegas," Trump's apparent attempt at a naughtier spread. Both of these
elements, and indeed the entire finished product, make the photoshoot seedier than a simple 1960s bikini shot.
The most interesting was the obviously flamboyant homosexual who is one of the Miss USA 2010 judges...
He was discussing how the photos are good for women to give them a sense of self empowerment over their body. To pose almost nude for men.
What caught my eye is when he said...
"I think it's important for kids to see that even if they're in lingerie..."
Kids in lingerie? That's ok with the people behind Miss USA 2010. Because it gives them a sense of sexual empowerment... AS KIDS.
You misunderstood his statement. This is the full exchange, found here
JOHNNY WEIR, MISS USA 2010 JUDGE: I think it's an amazing, amazing spread that the girls have partaken in, and I think -- I think something that I
always gathered from these pageants on television was just the empowerment that these women had over their bodies, their looks, the way they spoke,
their -- how clever they were.
And I think it's important for kids to see that if they're in lingerie, even if they're in an evening gown, even if they're in a plastic bag, they
have this empowerment to be out there and they believe themselves as strong women.
He was certainly not speaking of the children when he said "they're in lingerie." He was still speaking of the contestants themselves, saying
"it's important for the kids to see that if they (the contestants--the girls) are in lingerie, even if they're in an evening gown...they believe in
themselves as strong women."
You should be able to recognize that they are pushing for society to accept people being more sexually provocative at a younger age.
Perhaps, but in no novel way--definitely not by encouraging that the children themselves dress provocatively. At no point during the show was such an
argument made. The pageant officials are
arguably supporting sexualization of American culture by defending sexualized images, but this is no
different than average, nightly primetime television in the United States. To suggest their aim is something more insidious is, I believe,
I do find it a bit inconsistent for a pageant that operates almost entirely on the basis of physical appearance (it has no talent portion, only an
absolutely tiny question-and-answer session) to suddenly be found disagreeable because its contestants are more overtly sexualized this year. Ah, but
these contestants are "role models"! Yes, women who have traditionally pranced around a stage in layers of makeup for a captive audience, offering
little more than vapid answers to silly, irrelevant questions--how dare they violate the illustrious example they've always set for our young
Give me a break.
It is during these dilemmas that a remote control comes in handy. Concerned about the example set for your children? Change the channel, or better
yet, turn off the television.
[edit on 16/5/10 by paperplanes]