Well, now, THIS is a new one. And I don’t think there’s any truth to the whole child pornography charge – I mean, that’s sick enough that I can’t really make any jokes about it. Well, I COULD, but I think I’d get in big trouble.
Okay! So Elton John apparently has this big collection of photographs by some famous lady named Nan Goldin. One of these photographs is titled “Klara and Edda Belly-Dancing”.
Northumbria police said the photo was taken from the BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, northeastern England. They confirmed Tuesday that an image had been taken from an exhibit “to assess whether or not an offense had been committed.” “The photograph exists as part of the installation as a whole and has been widely published and exhibited throughout the world,” the 60-year-old rocker said.
Want to see what the fuss is about? The pornographic photo? I’ve got it.
THIS is the photo:
The girl on the floor is around 4 or 5. Her genitals have been blurred out, but this photo is not displayed in art galleries around the world with blurs. Tell me this: do YOU think this is child pornography? I’d like to hear your input.
Here’s mine: That absolutely IS child pornography. Sure, these kids were just fooling around, but there are way too many sick pedophile f**kers in the world for it to be OK to exploit a child like this for the sake of photography, no matter how artsy you want to call it.
Elton John can call this art all he wants, and those girls may be having innocent fun, but the photographer knew EXACTLY what she was doing. This is what is called child pornography – the exploitation of a child. Put clothes on the kids and the photographer would NOT have taken the picture. And damn you Elton John, for making me get my fat ass onto a soapbox today.