February 24, 2004

SI Swimsuit Issue: Nipple, Nipple, and More Nipple

POST #    783

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I just got my copy of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (my first copy mysteriously vanished) and I just have to say, "wow!" I mean, why were people making such a big deal about Janet Jackson's nipple, but nothing about SI's Swimsuit Edition?

I don't have an issue with either one, but shouldn't people be even-handed in their criticism? To me, it seems like SI is more racy with its painted bodies, barely covered bosoms, and suggestive poses. Is the fact that CBS uses the public spectrum the only issue people have? Or is it that nipples on the pages of a magazine are okay, but nipples on TV aren't. Personally, I'm for an equal-opportunity nipple society.

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 7:25 AM



Tien, I luv your pointed commentary.

Posted by: joe s at February 24, 2004 8:59 AM

So true. Though I guess the argument is that the Janet thing was on national television, when people weren't expecting it, while the swimsuit issue is something you specifically have to buy. The people who are complaining about Janet are probably not the same people letting their kids watch Baywatch. But then again, I wouldn't be suprised if they were since America is filled with hypocrites.

Posted by: dahl at February 24, 2004 9:09 AM

joe, i presume there was a pun intended?

dahl, i agree that the broadcast/buying thing is the main issue, but really, it's not too different in my mind.

Posted by: tien at February 24, 2004 9:45 AM

Have you noticed now it is the new "in" thing for women to be overly dressed. Dresses which reach the ankles and classy twin sets are all hot and in fashion - minis and low riders are like so out. Ugh, it makes me so annoyed and even annoyed at myself for even noticing this shift. Actually it was the Sunday paper which brought it to my attention. Go News.

Posted by: Bunny at February 24, 2004 10:35 AM

that's the in thing? i'm not happy about this development at all. the official "little read book" stance on the issue is that less is more.

Posted by: tien at February 24, 2004 11:07 AM

Bunny: i believe i saw that article too. but with my keen fashion and trend sense, i started to notice this months ago along with the development fuller figured women in magazines........hm..could mcdonalds be behind this?
heroin chic is out. super-sized #1's are in.

but i do have to say, that an airbrushed model with flawless skin and a gorgeous body is Oh So Hot and more the curves the better.

does her swinsuit resemble minny mouse?

Posted by: pete at February 24, 2004 3:30 PM

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