Sunday, September 26, 2010

Prudes Censor Both Katy Perry And Me

     So What's the story with why the episode of Sesame Street with Katy Perry was cancelled? Reportedly it was because of negative feedback they received, but the negative feedback wasn't disclosed leaving us to speculate:
      Oh, no! It's an attractive woman with breasts singing and dancing! Eek!
      There seems to be no limit to what these prudes will try to censor, whether it's me or Katy Perry. What if someone's ankle shows (gasp!). Apparently someone thought there was too much cleavage (under the fine mesh of her outfit) or that she seemed too sexy. Why do PBS, Google, Apple, Youtube, Facebook and Flickr knuckle under to the hypocritical manufactured pressure from fundamentalists, ideologues, theocrats and their techno-spamming hate?
     Was the negative feedback related to previous big hit by Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl?

     One wonders whether they might have had horrible headaches at Sesame Street trying to decide whether they should have hired a transvestite to avoid having cleavage or conversely since Katy Perry was asking Elmo whether he wanted to play "Dress Up" may have worried that people who have Transphobia might be perturbed. Many bigots harbour intense hatred and loathing for trans-gendered, transsexuals, transvestites, cross-dressers etc..
     Speaking of hypocrisy, Someone at the Mercury News pointed out that Elmo wasn't wearing any pants!
    Maybe the top executives were afraid someone would catch them ogling Katy Perry's breasts. Theocratic Senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell who is very much anti-sex shows more cleavage than Katy Perry did in the Sesame Street video that got pulled.
          Look out Miss Piggy, Katie might want to play with Kermit!  What's the deal here? The song and the skit are adorable. Who will be censored next? Snow White? Alice in Wonderland?

Katy Perry sings "Hot N Cold" with Elmo on Sesame Street!"

     It was excellent timing that Katy Perry appeared on Saturday Night Live soon after the censorship had reared it's ugly head at PBS. Katy performed "Teenage Dream" on Saturday Night Live Sept. 25, 2010. Katy and her back-up singers wore outfits that looked a bit like school uniforms. The hemlines of the tiered red skirts were high enough to reveal the black panties underneath to be frequently visible during the performance.
     Not only are panty-revealing outfits very much in vogue, but the song but the lyrics fro the refrain of chorus "Don't ever look back, Don't ever look back" gave me a feel-good feeling as well.

     Thankfully for the most part the fashionistas, GLBT and feminist communities have rejected censorship. That doesn't mean there aren't right wing-nuts posing as feminists who want to censor everything. For them I would suggest that they think about the hard struggle for equal rights and privileges for women and how censoring people based on gender is not feminist at all.
     Maybe it's the fact that i have found myself on the receiving end of censorship that i am so sensitive to it.
          You Tube has aided and abetted the "YouTube's user community" in the perpetration of sex discrimination and the committing of defamation by allowing the video titled: PICT_Male-Models-Vanity-Fair-Rose-Pink-Full-Brief-Panties-2.AVI: video to be FALSE-FLAGGED and failing to un-flag it after this wrongful flagging was brought to their attention.
     The continuing libel accompanying the demand for people to have an account and sign in to see this video appears when someone clicks on the video and states:

     "This video or group may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube's user community."
     Here is the TRANSCRIPT from the flagged video is titled: PICT_Male-Models-Vanity-Fair-Rose-Pink-Full-Brief-Panties-2.AVI:    
     "The ladies full brief nylon panties that I'm wearing right now are Vanity Fair's Memoir Rose Style 13001 Lace Nouveau full brief nylon panties. I love these panties and the color especially, which I wish that they still made. Um, as you can see, the gusset has a straight across rear seam, unlike the classic vintage Vanity Fair Style 13001 briefs which were manufactured years ago. These are my favorite panties."
     YouTube and Google are noticed and are fully aware that this video was flagged SOLEY because of my gender. If I had been female this video would not be flagged.
     Failure to un-flag this video would be affirmatively negligent and evidence of intent to knowingly continue the defamation motivated by sex discrimination - a hate crime.
     If YouTube were to try tto defend this false flagging it would fly in the face of President and CEO Eric Schmidt's recent claims at his interview with the Wall Street Journal that he opposes censorship and would by implication make him out to be a liar.
     It would also bolster the credibility of the French Court in Paris that recently convicted Google and it's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, of defamation.
     Perhaps the entire construct of how access and control of the internet is being co-opted and controlled, by whom, and the premises of the basic setups should be re-examined. I believe the internet should be for adults,that unfiltered searching should be the default setting, and that if people want to control what they or their children can view then they should be the ones bearing the burden of installing filtering programs like Cyber-Nanny or programs that censor stuff for THEIR OWN viewing only, not for everyone else's. I myself have no interest whatsoever in viewing or being viewed by people who are not adults and greatly resent it whenever I feel that my viewing or being viewed is being limited by narrow minded selfish bigots who place their agenda or avaricious desires above the Constitution of the United States and its Amendments, the Bill of Rights.
     Let the un-american prudes who advocate censorship be the ones who have to accept cookies, as in WARNING: PRUDE. Let the advocates of freedom have the more secure cookie free safe from virus setups. Let the right wing-nuts, theocrats and prudes be relegated to the limited niche of hackery, censorship, deceit, lies, history re-writing and prejudice that is their comfort zone - all in their own little bubble.
     There is no reason the rest of the world should have to abide by their prejudices.
     Here is the video titled "PICT_Male-Models-Vanity-Fair-Rose-Pink-Full-Brief-Panties-2.AVI" that YouTube requires people to sign in to see, stating:
     "This video or group may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube's user community."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another Apology, Undie Parties, Future Post, Brief Question

     Sorry about falling so far behind on my blog posts.
     Hopefully my next post will be to say a more proper thank you to my followers and to those of you who have commented regularly and made the comments i love. I'd been putting it off with the excuse of wondering whether i should ask about using photos and include some or highlight posts i've liked. or should i just keep it simple like this post so i have less of an excuse for not getting it done?
     Until i get it together for that post I'll just note how much i'm missing and ask another additional questions:
     Which kind of undies do you prefer see other people modeling: bikinis, boxers, boxer-briefs, full cut briefs, hipsters, jock straps, tighty-whitey briefs, cotton, nylon, silk, etc.? (obviously i like the full brief panties i male-model myself the most)
Apparently i haven't been paying close enough attention to upcoming lingerie events either. Drat! i missed out on being among the large group of people stripping down to their underwear in SoHo today (see CBS article's photo - people showing off their panties in public) in order to be eligible for a free Desigual outfit for the 1st 100 people in line in their underwear. According to the online article by CBS News, "If you're brave enough to stand around in your underwear in Midtown, where you'll probably get gawked at by commuters, Desigual will probably hold another Undie Party at their Herald Square location on September 28. If i'd been paying attention maybe i would have noticed it in articles in blogs like Fashion News at Signature 9 or in this article at NY Mag's "The Cut" two days ago, this one in the Barcilona Reporter. The first one got some prime-time coverage in addition to the blogs about the people out in their underwear with photos and accounts like this one in "Racked NY". Videos of the Undie Party pre-entrance and the countdown to the Desigual store entrance in undies have been uploaded to YouTube, of course.
     If you do happen to have a YouTube account i hope you'll log in and make a comment on my one of my videos or my YouTube channel (Mister Panty Buns) and give a "thumbs up" vote to the innocent video of me male-modeling Vanity Fair rose pink briefs that got false-flagged. Thanks, and thank all of you for commenting!