Monday, September 1, 2008

What does "broadly offensive" mean?

Ok, imagine this ....

You are an artist.
You are creating a photo study of the zodiac.
One of the pictures is "virgo". (Gasp!! A virgin!)
How are you going to depict a virgin? Probably a young girl? The picture was deemed "broadly offensive by LindenLab. (If you are easily offended, you should not visit the link.) Picture is here.

Now, I will admit that I don't find the picture offensive. I know the model -- she is well over the age of consent. Furthermore, there is nothing pornographic about it.

I also know that the picture was at SL5B. The site had thousands of visitors. No one complained about Loki's art. It was at the Cannery for some period of time. ONE person complained. LL had a look at it and told Loki to remove it or risk being suspended. Given all the visitors, and ONE person complained, how is this "broadly offensive"? We're talking about one tenth of one percent, perhaps! DAMMIT, Linden Lab, THIS IS ART!

More details can be found on Loki's blog:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would imagine it would the reactionary "ZOMG CHILD PR0N" from Mark Kirk worshippers, due to the vaguely child-like appearance.

Though considering if it was showcased at SL5B, there seems to be a little bit of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing here.