November 19, 2017
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  • Of all things going on in the world today this is all you could think of to opine about? Welcome to the new low at the BDN.

    • Anonymous

      Your comment is ironic.

      • Irony escapes him.

  • Anonymous

    I thought a woman showing her breast in Maine was not considered a crime. Wasn’t this the ruling when the woman in Newport was mowing her lawn topless? Viva la breast……….

    • Anonymous

      This is so, and the article states it.

    • pbmann

      A women cannot legally be charged with nudity in Maine because a woman’s genitals are located inside her body and the law states that you must cover your genitals. 

      I remember a case a couple years back of two women in Orono beating a public nudity charge because of this.

  • THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

    lol…

    • Anonymous

      Yes, heaven forbid that small children should be exposed to breasts. :P

  • Anonymous

    Fair enough, but in this case the photographer was no more than a Peeping Tom.  Anyone taking pics of half-dressed women in the privacy of their home would be subject to arrest. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m no friend of paparazzi but in this case she was not in her home (or any other domicle) and she was visible from the street.

      • Anonymous

        No, she wasn’t visible from the street unless you had a telescope, or an extremely expensive camera with a telescopic lens.  The photographer was a peeping tom — for money.

  • Only in America.  We were founded by puritans and still are.  Most any beach in Europe will have many women with no tops on and no one gives a hoot.  European newspapers and magazines often have pictures of topless women and it’s no big deal.  Americans are seen, in many parts of the world, as puritanical conservatives. 

    • Anonymous

      When people were leaving England, Australia got the criminals and America got the Puritans.  Australia got the better deal.

  • Anonymous

    Kate is a big girl. She should be making good decisions. In this day and age of camera phones and telephoto lenses people in the public eye have to be careful of what they do. If you don’t want people to see you sunbathing topless….Don’t take off your top!

    • Anonymous

      The Princess’ actions were merely used as an example of a larger issue.  What’s your opinion on that?

      • Anonymous

        My grandmother was a wise old woman and she used to say” If you don’t want people to talk about what goes on in your house, close your curtains and close your mouth. She also was a big proponant of watering your own backyard. I really miss her.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.bn.org.uk/articles.php/_/campaigning/current-issues/censorship/duchess-of-cambridge-r164
    There is a lot more to this than at first meets the eye. The prudification of society is a serious problem.

  • Anonymous

    Slow news day.  

    Or is this an example of what BDN editors think is really important?

    Ever wonder why your readership continues to decline?  (We didn’t bother to renew our subscription either.  Just not worth it.  Thinking of the WSJ….)

    • Anonymous

      But you continue to read and contribute to it online for free.  Entitled?

  • Anonymous

    As long as there are people who will pay photographers lots of money to photograph the “rich and famous”, whom so many of us stupidly idolize, there will always be people willing to take the pictures.

    If half the world wasn’t totally “infatuated” with the royals, what Lindsay Lohan is doing now, or is Randy Travis drunk again, none of this would take place.

    Some of us need a life!

  • Anonymous

    In her day, Katharine Hepburn faced a fair amount of criticism simply for wearing pants. As society becomes less patriarchal, I think that attitudes toward dress will continue to change.

  • Anonymous

    Visible to the road? Hardly. Kate and William were on a private second-floor balcony. The road was more than a half-mile away (one kilometer) and the photographer used an extra-long lens with a double magnifier/extender. According to one report, the equipment cost $24,000 or more. This is a clear invasion of privacy.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t know these fine details.  I stand corrected.  And I do severely dislike paparazzi.
      OK, on to the broader issues discussed.  Any opinions other than just condemning the paparazzi?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always said, if you’ve seen one breast, you want to see them all.

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