Banning dirty thoughts.

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Thoughtcrime is being penalized in England, as you know. This is an interesting twist: the Advertising Standards Administration has banned an American Apparel ad because the 23-year-old model depicted LOOKS like she MIGHT be underage. And her nipple is visible (barely.)

In effect, this is banning an image not because it is itself objectionable, but because viewers might THINK something objectionable while looking at it. Thoughtcrime. [Shudder.]

Natalie Rothschild has a brief article about this trend in Spiked:
http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/7334/

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