Nakedness, A Crime of American Conservatives

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

USA: Janet Jackson Breast Outrage

photo removed due to DMCA take down notice
Janet Jackson's breast outage sends Americans head over heels. The thing on her nipple is a metal jewelry.
Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Superbowl 2004

DMCA take down notice from The Spacer Company

2015-09-26 the photo of Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” is removed due to DMCA take down notice from The Spacer Company.

The letter they send to me is this:

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Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction DMCA The Spacer Company 2015-09-26

I think it's totally bogus request, but i took down the photo to avoid hassle. You can find lots of it by Google Image search “janet jackson wardrobe malfunction”.

Or see the photo from the Gardian article.

[Janet Jackson's Super Bowl ‘wardrobe malfunction’ may hit supreme court By Brian Braiker. At , accessed on 2015-09-26 ]

Here's another account of the DMCA takedown of the photo.

[Sorry Ms. Jackson… By Jenny Zhu. At , accessed on 2015-09-26 ]

In 2004 February, pop singer Janet Jackson made a breast-baring incident that caused a outrage in America. In one of the most watched yearly American TV prime time SuperBowl football match halftime entertainment (meaning, the resting period in a game, and in this period there's entertainment), broadcasted live, Janet in a performance with singer Justin Timberlake, where at the end as a punch-line Justin ripped the chest-plate off of a specially-designed costume to reveal Janet's right breast, whose nipple is decorated with a radiating sun jewelry. This incident generated a tumult in America all over media channels.

The show's makers CBS, MTV and associated organization NFL fiercely apologized and declared their unawareness and innocence. Scheduled shows in Hawai of Justin's singing group are promptly canceled. Rumors are flying about the ban of Janet and Justin in the coming Grammy Awards by CBS. (Janet has then announced she'll be absent.).

The American FCC (Federal Communication Commission, media watchdog) has received record-breaking 200000 complaints from viewers. FCC chairman Michael Powell said it was a “classless, crass and deplorable stunt”. FCC is investigating whether this breached US government indecency guidelines. If so, it could fine CBS $27,500 for each of its affiliate stations which aired the show.

Janet Jackson herself made video official apology declaring the stunt went too far by accident. Justin also made official apology and statement that the incident is purely unintentional. (he coined the phrase “wardrobe malfunction”). CBS is putting more video-delays in future “live” broadcasts to prevent such incident.

Here are samples of news reports of the brouhaha:

Full detailed account and its aftermath, see Wikipedia: Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy.

USA: Texas: Breastfeeding considered Kiddie Porn

Jacqueline Mercado
2003 April, Jacqueline Mercado, a 33-year-old Peruvian immigrant, took a few photos of her young children at bath time. A week later, Richardson [of Texas] police were rummaging through her house for kiddie porn, and a state child welfare worker came to take her kids away.
Comics by Nicholas Gurewitch. Source:

USA: Nebraska: Prosecuting Public Nudity by Online Photos

2003 December: a 21-year old girl took photos of herself naked in a public bar, and placed the photo on her website. The police found the photo, and prosecuted her for violating local law. Harrington was to be arraigned in Lancaster County Court on Jan 29. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $500 fine.

Her name is Melissa J Harrington and her website is

The source news from Associated Press can be seen at:

The following photos may be the ones that the police used to persecute her:

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melissa flash

This woman is continuously persecuted by the local cops for her public nudity or otherwise sex related incidents. According to Melissa's website, cops have again ticketed her for public nudity and this time also ticketed her with public indecency. This could be a case of harassment. Her web site reporting this is at:

Police ticket woman for public nudity again By Lori Pilger, Lincoln Journal Star. At (local copy melissa_200603.txt )

Catherine Bosley Nudity Incident

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Catherine Bosley 2003 photo DMCA take down notice .

Catherine Bosley (born 1967) (, a anchorwoman at a TV station in Ohio. In summer 2003, in her vacation in Florida she participated in wet T-shirt contest. This got captured on video and a year later it came out on the internet. For that, she had to resign.

Catherine now has a website of her own to tell her tale, at 〔〕. Last accessed on , defunct as of . front page 2006-08-09
Front page of Catherine Bosley's site as of .〕. Last accessed on , defunct as of

Addentum: What happened to her all these years? Her famous nude photo of 2003 was taken by someone who she doesn't know. After the photo became public, she negotiated with the photographer and obtained the right to it in 2004. Hustler magazine published the photo in 2006 or so, and she sued Hustler. In 2012, She won, and Huster has to pay $135,000. She now work as an anchor in another place.


Michelle Manhart Nudity Incident

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A photo of Michelle Manhart in Playboy. She's a mid-ranked officer in US Air Force who served active duty in Iraq War. In 2007 she posted for Playboy. This got her demoted (she then resigned).

Bleeding-Heartism of American Gone Berserk

News: Teen who posted own photo charged with child porn Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. At (local copy teen_auto_pedo.htm )

News: Georgia House bans genital piercings for women The Associated Press - ATLANTA. At (local copy 200404_women_piercing.htm)

Elsewhere On Earth

Public Nudity in Hungary

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Stark naked girls on public streets of Budapest, Hungary, 2001 to 2002. (photos source:, a porn site that was popular for many years around 2000).

Pornography On Amazon Japan

Apparently, porn is sold thru Amazon in Japan.

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A screenshot of porn DVD on 2008-03-17.

2010-10-16 US Amazon started to sell porn and sex toys too. See: Sex Toys on Amazon: Ben Wa Balls, Kegel, Anal Hooks!