Making a Mockery

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Naked Grandmas Aren't Sexy Enough to Tempt Children

I love the Daily Herald… Over the years it has become a must read, not for its breaking stories, not for its genius writers but for its absolute and complete silliness. Today’s gem is from the Letters section. It’s responding to the recent “porn” that was published in the newspaper. Just as a reminder in Utah County, most magazines covers that are sold at the check out counter are considered hardcore porn including Oprah’s O magazine. Allegedly there was an ad for Dove soap that went too far past the standards of good taste and has managed to offend some of the Herald’s more sensitive readers. This letter puts it all into prospective.

Naked grandmas aren't sexy enough to tempt children
I am writing in response to a letter to the editor in the Feb. 28 edition of the Daily Herald.

The letter stated that the Life magazine insert should be removed from the paper because it ran an ad featuring a naked woman, and it claimed that nudity is synonymous with pornography.

Although I wasn't a fan of the Dove lotion ad featuring an elderly, overweight, nude woman, I doubt that many would consider the photograph to be pornographic (in other words, sexually enticing or stimulating).

If you were to remove the Life insert, it would only make sense to remove the Mervyns, Sears and JC Penney advertising supplements that feature considerably younger, considerably more attractive women in nothing but underwear.

We need not be too concerned about our children being sexually enticed by 300-pound grandmothers.

Trevor Christensen,

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