Two editors of the University of Calgary student newspaper have been suspended without pay because of a photo they allowed to be published that included a nude woman. The woman had paraded through the U of C food court completely naked except for a chain mail bikini as part of the student union’s Union Sexual Health Awareness show.
The public outcry that erupted from the publishing ranged from the Students’ Union calling the photo in “poor taste,”…
There’s the pot calling the kettle black. It’s not like it was a posed photo shoot. The photo was taken of an actual event, and an event the student union had organised. If anyone should be accused of having poor taste, it should be the student union, not the reporters.
Additionally, the photographed exotic dancer, who goes by Honey Huston and happens to be a U of C student, has demanded that the Gauntlet be shut down.
That’s just ridiculous. She wants them shut down because they reported on a stunt that she did? They didn’t doctor the photos. It wasn’t like they photographed her having sex with her boyfriend and then published it on the Internet. The reported on a public event in a public forum as journalists. If she didn’t like her photo being published, why did she decide to walk nude through the food court?