Friday, 6 June 2008

NO CHARGES FOR NAKED TEEN PHOTOS

Bill Henson the photographer at the centre of the controversy of photos he took of a naked teenage girl and boy will not be charged. Prosecutors have decided not to charge him saying there was little chance of a conviction. The photos in question are not pornographic as we know it but it is the whole idea of getting these teenagers to strip, and then pose while having their photos taken should not be accepted. I do not care if people view porn or the likes, that is their own business and as long as minors are not exposed to it then I do not see a problem. What infuriates me is the fact that the whole process took place and this photographer, Cate Blanchett the actress, and the Robyn Oxford Gallery deem it to be totally acceptable. SHAME on you for taking these kinds of photos in the first place and even more SHAME if you class them as beautiful works of art. Art is about expressing ideas, so what kind of ideas does Bill Henson and the ones who support these kiddie photos really have? Kind of hypocritical when Australian Federal Police have just touched the tip of the iceberg charging 90 men across Australia for posessing images of children and child pornographic images. Pedophiles will flock to Bill's work like rats to a sewer.

11 comments:

Ellee Seymour said...

I imagine these were young teenagers and, at the very least, Bill Henson should have been given a warning.

Megan Bayliss said...

You've hit the nail on the head Nunyaa re those who flock to the pics. If in child safety terms we are attempting to risk manage and keep kids safe, we do need to be mindful of how the not so innocent in thought may view these naked and posing kids.

It is interesting that so much is made of corporate pedophilia and the sexualisation of children via clothng but because this style of childhood exploitation is renamed as art, Henson can get away with it!!!!!

Thanks for keeping me updated with this - have been over the top busy last few days and haven't had a chance to stay current.

ga.farmgirl said...

I agree with you also. Anyone who would deem this acceptable has a problem. They surely don't have children or grandchildren.

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Agreed, Nunyaa.

CherryPie said...

Not good!!!

Nunyaa said...

Fair enough that he isnt charged as they are deemed not pornographic but it is the subject of getting these teenagers of 12 years of age, to strip then pose. Perves paradise in the waiting.

Lord Nazh said...

"I imagine these were young teenagers and, at the very least, Bill Henson should have been given a warning."

I think the man should be shot, just after the warning of course.

Nunyaa said...

Yes Lord N, they both were under 13, a male and a female was used. I still think the parents of these kids should be shot for allowing their kids to be displayed this way in first place.

Ginro said...

There is something distinctly unpleasant about photographs of this nature, I would never have allowed my daughter to be used in that way and yes, the pervs will flock to it.

Lord Nazh said...

Nunyaa: If there were any bullets left after I got the photographer, I'd get the parents :)

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Cut off his goolies maybe.