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Male nude posters arouse ire of Viennese

2012-10-19 20:13

Vienna — A prestigious Vienna museum has been forced to cover up a graphic poster advertising a new show devoted to male nudity, after protests that it is offensive.

The Leopold Museum's show — "Nude Men from 1800 to Today" — opened its doors on Friday looking at how artists have dealt with the theme of male nudity over the centuries.

Around 300 artworks are on display — including the controversial photograph that is raising the ire of Viennese. "Vive La France" shows three young and athletic men of different races wearing nothing but blue, white and red socks and soccer boots.

Swathes of red tape are being used to cover the sensitive parts of the three on posters splashed across the city.

Comments
  • andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-19 22:14

    "Swathes of red tape are being used to cover the "sensitive parts" of the three on posters splashed across the city." They should've put the tape over their eyes.. I thought the cornea of the eye is the most sensitive part of the body.

  • helmut.smrz - 2012-10-19 22:16

    Vienna is swamped by muslims that's wy

      ogangat - 2012-10-19 22:59

      Tsk tsk tsk, anti semitic talk here not on!

      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-10-20 12:22

      Love the picture! How France's population is made up and a Muslim lady looking at the poster alongside a Western lady!

      christiaan.burger.35 - 2013-02-17 17:57

      say what now ??

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