Naked Celebrities – A Tale of Two (Naked) Royals

| September 14, 2012 | 7 Comments

Thoughts on Naked Celebrities in the Media

Royal Naked Celebrities:

Naked Celebrities – The past few weeks have been fairly busy with stories of naked celebrities appearing in public in one way or another. Perhaps the two most intriguing naked celebrities involve members of the British Royal family – Prince Harry, second-in-line to the throne and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, his sister-in-law and wife of heir to the throne Prince William.

The manner in which they appeared, however, couldn’t be more different.

Prince Harry apparently had a great time in Las Vegas, prior to shipping out to Afghanistan for military service. To be fair, Harry didn’t appear nude in public. Rather, photos were taken of him during a party he was having in his hotel suite with friends old and new. His security detail failed to confiscate the phones/cameras of guests prior to entry, and the pictures were certainly released without his approval.

One of the challenges we face as nudists is the manner in which the media portrays nudity. In America, society is already programmed to equate simply being nude with sex and/or inappropriate behavior. Stories that typically make the headlines involve celebrities like Prince Harry, actress Alison Pill (who this week accidentally tweeted a topless photo of herself), Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder (who went for a naked swim in the Sea of Galilee on an official trip to Israel) or people committing crimes while naked.

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Prince Harry Is One Of The Naked Celebrities

Catherine’s topless sunbathing in France, on the other hand, is more in line with what we would consider a typical, uncontroversial nudist activity. This should, if anything, be a positive for nudism – Catherine is well-liked in the United Kingdom and abroad. Yet the vast media these photos are receiving seem to reinforce the perception that what she’s doing is naughty and unbecoming a royal.

Does the nudist movement have a chance of ever winning over the media? Are we destined to be forever associated with weird crime and celebrity sleaze? Our friend Tom Mulhall has made inroads with some articles over at The Huffington Post (see: “Kate Middleton’s Topless Break Was British and Proper“).

This article about naked celebrities was published by – Young Naturists and Young Nudists America YNA

But what else can we do to help nudism get some positive press for a change?

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Erik Jakobsen works in New York City, lives in New Jersey and has been an avid nudist for 25 years. He is a frequent contributor to YNA's blogs.