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?

These naked celebrities in the media:

http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/21/prince-harry-naked-photos-nude-vegas-hotel-party/

http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/14/kate-middleton-topless-photo/

http://egotastic.com/photos/alison-pill-topless-twitpic-posted-to-her-account/alison-pill-topless-twitpic/full-size/

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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.
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    Yeah, it is crazy. She actually has breasts. I would have never guessed.

  • j238

    Harry is 3rd in to the throne.  Until Kate has a child. 

  • nudist_resorts

    Hi Guys, Lamdba is right. Leaving short  pro nudist comments on articles is a great way for people to learn about nude recreation and correct errors. I’ve been doing it for years.
     
    And thanks for mentioning my article at Huffington Post. Hard to believe, but I’ve now had 12 published.  Tom

  • Mark Snyder

    wow, I never knew Kate had breasts! shocking.

  • Lamdba

    Whenever I see an article like that, I try to leave a short, polite, thoughtful comment – and give a “thumbs up” to any positive comments I see. It’s surprising how much one person can change the tone of a discussion.

    I’ve also also seen whole follow-ups written based on new info that someone added in a comment. Sometimes I get replies from the authors, and even got asked to do an interview once.

    I know it’s a pain to sign up, but it doesn’t take that long, and it really does make a difference.

    • FelicityJones

       @Lamdba I didn’t understand what you meant at first, then realized you meant commenting on the tabloid articles. I think that is a good way to go! 

  • Lamdba

    Whenever I see an article like that, I try to leave a short, polite, thoughtful comment – and give a “thumbs up” to any positive comments I see. It’s surprising how much one comment can change the tone of a discussion.

    I’ve also also seen whole follow-ups written based on new info that someone added in a comment. Sometimes I get replies from the authors, and even got asked to do an interview once.

    I know it’s a pain to sign up, but it doesn’t take that long, and it really does make a difference.