Is it art, or is it soft porn?

There is, in today’s Daily Mail, a stunning nude photograph of the late Liz Taylor in her younger years.

I downloaded the photo, uploaded it to the Twitter partner yfrog and tweeted it with the words ‘Gorgeous photo of Liz Taylor in today’s Daily Fail, but is it art or is it soft porn?

As you can see, when you click on the yfrog link you get a message ‘This photo has been removed’.

But not by me – by yfrog.

I’ve checked yfrog’s website and it says they will remove pornographic images.

So there we have it; the question is answered.

Except, of course, yfrog is an American outfit and despite the US Constitution that guarantees things like a free press and free speech, Americans are notoriously puritanical when it comes to the human body.

Puritanical, it would appear, to the point of censoring; censoring me and The Daily Mail, a national British newspaper.


There’s a whole tin of worms.

Anyway, that pic of Liz Taylor?

Let’s see them censor this:

Liz Taylor, as photographed by Roddy McDowall

My question stands.

Art, or soft porn?

Not withstanding the somewhat prehistoric views of yfrog, obv.

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9 Responses to Is it art, or is it soft porn?

  1. That’s not soft porn. Surely you have to be doing sexy stuff for it to constitute porn. Cheeky bastards censoring your picture like that – it always gets my goat when companies feel they are in a position of the moral high ground and have the right to judge what is acceptable or not.

  2. Caroline says:

    Definitely art. I would love to do a shoot in that kind of style some time in the next couple of years before I get too old, but given Mick had kittens at me putting another bikini photo on Facebook, I don’t think it’s going to happen :o( (Or if it does, I can’t ever tell him about it!)

  3. Clare Jones says:

    ART.. yFrog muppets

  4. Vulpine says:

    The general rule is if it’s black and white or sepia it’s Art
    (unless it’s old porn, which can be classified as ‘vintage/collectable’)

  5. Vicola says:

    I thought you had to be doing something sexual for it to be classed as porn. That’s just a sexy photo. It’s a collection of puritanical lunatics who all wish they looked that good in the buff. Hell, I wish I did. Nowt wrong with boobs and bottoms, even the most evangelical of god-botherers would struggle to deny that we’ve all got them.

  6. S.Le says:

    I’d never seen that photo! Wow!

  7. Bulldog says:

    Great photo, and definitely artistic. But, perhaps there is something behind the unopened door three. Copyrighted images are usually deleted. Perhaps either Ms. Taylor’s or Mr. McDowell’s estate called foul.

  8. HC says:

    If you can crack one off to it = porn. I tried but failed = Art.