Thanks to the Bloodhound Gang for providing the title for this post, about the
boobling bubbling controversy over a Burner who photographed himself groping 100 breasts at Burning Man. He posted the image, which quickly went viral – no surprises there, since boobs are popular on the Internet. In fact, porn is estimated to be somewhere between 30-37% of the Internet. A single webcam site is used by 2.5% of the people on the Internet every month. And Burning Man topless/nude female cycling parade Critical Tits has had upwards of 3000 participants. So can we get over the boobies already, people?
This seems more like a wacky art project like the Arctic Boob Chiller or Pussy Day Spa to me, rather than something pornographic. Presumably all the smiling girls in these photos gave their consent to be photographed, since they seem to have also consented to be felt up by the photographer, who goes by the name of Dong. We found this story at Whatever Rafting, but it’s all over the Internet – don’t blame us for the boobies, or the groping! It’s all very PG-rated and not in anyway sexual, if you ask me. But some Burners are not happy – of course.
Burner Otis adds some words of wisdom:
There’s a question — or maybe a metaquestion — posed by this, in that we should be asking ourselves if art that causes controversy and outrage is necessarily art that is ‘good’ or at least respectable as art.
This project certainly elicits a strong response from many; what does your response mean to you? Does it make you think in depth about anything in particular that may not have crossed your mind otherwise?
He has a bike and cart with an umbrella and would ride around putting pasties on girls. He would give the pasties to men but not attach them. He had a processor cleaning the boobs, applying the pasties and documenting them. I watched ladies line up for it.
We’re not sure if this is the same photographer – check out this video interview by Da Bomb over at Burncast.
Burner Ashley, at Elite Daily
He did ask permission to take a photo with one hand over a boob. I was approached by him, and said no. He respected that, and moved on
Burner Jason, in the comments here, says this is “5 steps away from Girls Gone Wild”. In fact, it’s about a dozen Burns ago that the Burner community had to deal with this. It’s probably good that we’ve evolved past that point http://www.metafilter.com/19522/Girls-Gone-Wild-goes-to-Burning-Man This was a case where their photo and IP policy made sense for the times. 11 years is a long time in the tech world.