Child abuse campaigners are furious at Tate Modern gallery's decision to show an 'obscene' picture of a naked year-old Brooke Shields. Yesterday critics called for the image of the star to be withdrawn from the new exhibition, which opens tomorrow, saying it was unacceptable. They claimed the picture would attract paedophiles to the gallery and said organisers should have taken advice from parents before deciding to show it. The exhibition also features huge sexually explicit images of penetration and works made from the pages of pornographic magazines.
Nude photographs of the American actress have been the source of controversy for decades.
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His body of work is unknown, eclipsed by a single pictorial he undertook for American socialite Teri Shields. In , Garry Gross scribbled his name into a dubious footnote in the history of photography by photographing a nude year-old Brooke Shields. The rest was history — and a rancorous one as that. On this blog, the post of Brooke Shields which detailed the controversy remains the most visited entry , and comments there represent a veritable cross-section of pluralistic viewpoints and range from informed to inane. But apart from occasional interview, Gross remained in semi-retirement. He is In the magazine, a ten-year old Brooke is shown wearing makeup, her glistening body posed naked in a bathtub. At the time, Gross was working on a project for publication entitled The Woman in the Child , in which he wanted to reveal the femininity of prepubescent girls by comparing them to adult women. Her mother signed a contract giving Gross full rights to exploit the images of her daughter. In , however, Brooke Shields wanted to prevent further use of these pictures and tried unsuccessfully to buy back the negatives.
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This series of photographs has been the source for controversy for decades. The girl in the background of this meme is indeed a naked year-old Shields, and the photograph was truly published by Playboy. Although this meme may have given some viewers the impression that the image appeared in Playboy magazine itself, the picture was actually featured in the Playboy Press publication Sugar and Spice. Suddenly the pictures acquired a new and alluring value; and suddenly Brooke and Mom decided that, with the book out of print, Gross had no business peddling the pictures anywhere else, even though Mom had signed a release for them. So they went to court, where Justice Greenfield ruled against them. And so long as he was at it, Justice Greenfield delivered himself of a tidy lecture on the subject of stage motherhood. An appellate court overturned the decision, but in the original verdict was upheld. As the potentially deadly virus spread from Wuhan, China, to the rest of the world, misinformation tagged along. As is often the case with statistics, which ones you choose to consider makes a significant difference. The former vice president has repeatedly claimed to have been arrested while attempting to visit the incarcerated Nelson Mandela.
Brooke Christa Shields born May 31, is an American actress, model and former child star. Initially a child model, she gained critical acclaim for her leading role in Louis Malle's controversial film Pretty Baby , in which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century. The role garnered Shields widespread notoriety, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the s, including The Blue Lagoon , and Franco Zeffirelli's Endless Love In , Shields abandoned her career as a model to attend Princeton University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in French literature. In the s, Shields returned to acting, appearing in minor roles in films, and starred in the titular role of the sitcom Suddenly Susan, which ran for four seasons between and Most recently, Shields has made appearances in other television shows, including That '70s Show and Lipstick Jungle, also starring in the animation film Under Wraps, alongside Matthew Lillard and Drake Bell.