Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Australia: Bikini babe covered up at the Brisbane agricultural show

The image of a woman in a skimpy bikini painted on an Ekka [Exhibition] ride was covered up after the Queensland director of the Australian Christian Lobby slammed it as inappropriate for children.

The mural image was featured on the Rip Tide attraction located in the children’s rides section of the showgrounds, off St Paul’s Terrace.

The ACL’s Wendy Francis started a change.org petition on Saturday after being alerted to the image of a busty blonde woman with only thin strips of pink fabric covering her nipples.  “If this image was in an adult workplace it would be deemed as sexual harassment and removed,” Ms Francis wrote on the petition.

“Our children's innocence should not be compromised by attending the Brisbane Ekka - one of the highlights of the year for many families. Sexual imagery is inappropriate here.  “Please have these images removed and keep the Ekka as a family friendly place to go.”

RNA chief executive Brendan Christou said officials were made aware of the image on Saturday night and had it covered overnight.

“This was an unfortunate and isolated oversight, which we swiftly moved to have resolved,” Mr Christou said.  “The RNA appreciates and shares all the concerns raised and is sorry for any offence this image may have caused.”

Ms Francis is a dedicated campaigner for PG-only images in outdoor advertising, with billboards for erectile dysfunction products one of her better known targets.


Ms Francis should see the fantasy women in the computer games most kids play


Anonymous said...

Sour grapes could well be at play here.


Brian from Virginia said...

" Anonymous said...

Sour grapes could well be at play here.


1:59 AM"

It usually is. Or in other words 'Winner, winner, chicken dinner!" ;)

Anonymous said...

Ms Francis exercised her free speech and someone listened. What's the story here?

Anonymous said...

I tend to agree this isn't much of a free speech issue.
On the other hand, check this one out http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/cancelled-proposed-speech-by-muslim-activist-uthman-badar-at-uwa-20140819-105noj.html
And even that is nothing compared to the radio interview with the UWA VC this morning where he basically said, we believe in free speech, so long as he doesn't say anything we find offensive.
That is what a modern university considers free speech.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:47 - The UWA VC is just conforming to section 18C like all good lefties. If it doesn't adhere to leftie guidelines it is prohibited speech which could actually educate the plebs and cause them to question socialism.

As for the Ekka, they should have painted a burka on the picture of the blond, just to give warning what the future holds.