Saturday, May 23, 2015

Forbidden City responds to the naked model photos

Source Website: http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/forbidden-city-responds-naked-model-photos
By China Daily/Asia News Network, published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015


Naked model taken in the Forbidden City
PHOTO: Naked model taken in the Forbidden City
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A group of photos of a naked model taken in the Forbidden City posted by a Sina Weibo user named "WANIMAL" on May 17 have generated a lot of heat over the Internet.

The Forbidden City issued a statement on Monday saying that the photographer did not inform them prior to the shooting and the staff had tried to stop the shoot.



Naked model taken in the Forbidden City (photoshop)
PHOTO: Naked model taken in the Forbidden City (photoshop)
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It added that sitting on the cultural relics does not only breach ethical and moral boundaries, it also shows disrespect to the relics and should be condemned by the society.

According to the surveillance video, four visitors rushed into the Forbidden City from the Meridian Gate before other visitors in the morning and were later found shooting naked photos at the side of the Hall of Supreme Harmony.

It is known from WANIMAL's weibo that this photo shooting was carefully planned.



Four visitors rushed into the Forbidden City from the Meridian Gate before other visitors in the morning
PHOTO: Four visitors rushed into the Forbidden City from the Meridian Gate before other visitors in the morning
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The series of photos starring the female model wearing little to no clothing at Beijing's historic Forbidden City has lit up the social media, much to the photographer's delight but stirs up controversy as well.

A viral image of the panty-less woman straddling the head of an ancient marble dragon at the formal imperial palace did not go over well with many Chinese web users. Neither did the picture of the model flashing her bare behind at the camera as she leaned over some stone handrails to enjoy a view of the iconic site.



The four visitors were later found shooting naked photos at the side of the Hall of Supreme Harmony
PHOTO:  The four visitors were later found shooting naked photos at the side of the Hall of Supreme Harmony
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I was only doing my work and did not affect anyone,” photographer Wang Dong reportedly said after web users accused him of 'profaning' cultural relics.

Palace Museum officials haven't yet commented on the sexy photo shoot, but a tourism expert cited in an SCMP report suggested that Wang would've been much better off taking the photos when the museum was closed to the public (and when young children weren't there to catch a surprise glance up the woman's not-so-forbidden nether regions).



The Forbidden City issued a statement on Monday saying that the photographer did not inform them prior to the shooting
PHOTO: The Forbidden City issued a statement on Monday saying that the photographer did not inform them prior to the shooting
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Of course, this isn't the first time web users have gotten worked up over people using China's illustrious scenery as a backdrop for their nudie pics. Naked wedding photos taken by a couple at a Hunan scenic spot in December became something of a cause celebre after netizens called the Avatar-inspired shoot "immoral" and "distasteful". Saucery: Shanghaiist



By China Daily/Asia News Network, published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015



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