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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Censorship Revisited

I realize that I'm not covering any new ground with this post, but censorship is a topic that comes to mind occasionally, especially when it's done in a ridiculous fashion. As with the Christina Hendricks cover of GQ, someone has been busy putting white stickers on photos of women's cleavage in order to protect me from impure thoughts. This time the objectionable photo was seen on the back of a box of Special K breakfast cereal. As you can see from the photo, not only is the model's cleavage covered, the sticker with the product information written in Arabic is also being used to cover her thighs in her short dress.

Naturally my thoughts go out to the poor people who are spending their time putting thousands of stickers on magazine covers and cereal boxes to protect others like me from temptation. I wish these brave men (or women?) well for putting themselves in harm's way to keep me safe from the impure thoughts that would naturally occur were I able to see what is under the nearly transparent stickers.


  1. Well, another way to look at it is that, at least for once, the sticker doesn't cover the cooking instructions ;-)

  2. True. Instead, the sticker draws attention to what it's supposed to be hiding.

  3. I wonder if the job of "sticker stickerer" is a coveted sought after job for young single males or a punishment in the eyes of the moral police.


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