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  • beef Dec 18, 1:40 p.m.

    "Nude photos in ECU student magazine raise eyebrows"

    Among other things.

  • RM24 Dec 14, 12:48 p.m.

    LOL. I guess when someone hits too close to home, you have to change the topic. Good luck with your therapy!

    Praying for you.
    immaannoid

    No see you attack. I attack. However I am the one against 18yr old kids nude in magazines. I wouldn't be happy if a daughter was asked "to pose nude for a school project, by a school funded paper". Sorry you feel so bad for me.

  • immaannoid Dec 14, 12:18 p.m.

    "So I'm guessin your all for sending naked pics by text also then? And if 16 or 17 year olds viewing doesn't bother you where do you draw the line? And I'm assuming your still registered by the state and have to stay away from children and schools?"

    No, I'm for throwing Red Herrings out there so you can change the topic from your hangup with the human body to accusing someone of being a sexual predator.

    LOL. I guess when someone hits too close to home, you have to change the topic. Good luck with your therapy!

    Praying for you.

  • seankelly15 Dec 14, 11:52 a.m.

    rossfranco - "You should read some of the Draconian speech codes on college campuses. Making sure that no one is ever offended puts a chill on free speech. Go to www.thefire.org to educate yourself."

    Two points.... first, what you and your silly little website are calling "draconian speech codes" is just so much right-wing rhetoric about the right to be offensive in speech. Second, your comment dealt with "pro-traditional family or anti-illegal immigration article(s)" - where in your website is this covered? Or, do you mean that you want to be able to make derogatory comments about gays and women and the race and culture of illegal immigrants while offering intelligent discourse? Spare me your homophobic, racist chauvinistic opinions; your right to be offensive ends at another's ears or eyes.

  • Pirate01 Dec 14, 11:46 a.m.

    The problem is that this magazine it accessible by children. It is supplied to some local stores and there are tons of elementary and middle school groups that travel to the campus everyday for various events. Since children can get their hands on it if you are going to include nudity it should be handled like other magazines that include nudity. Restricted access and in a plastic cover that clearly indentifies its content.

  • avrecon Dec 14, 11:11 a.m.

    If this happened in Chapel Hill it would be considered art, and would have never been a story on WRAL.

  • BuglessDuster Dec 14, 11:05 a.m.

    rossfranco - 'I'd be willing to bet that her stance would be different if there was a pro-traditional family or anti-illegal immigration article in the publication."

    "I will take that bet... I could use some easy money."

    You should read some of the Draconian speech codes on college campuses. Making sure that no one is ever offended puts a chill on free speech. Go to www.thefire.org to educate yourself.

  • HelmutNewton Dec 14, 10:58 a.m.

    Seriously, who cares? With all of the problems that we face, some people are worried about THIS!?!

  • hatchski Dec 14, 10:53 a.m.

    You do realize that former Wellesley student Hillary Rodham Clinton had nude pictures taken for a study when she was a student. Nudity on college campuses is no big deal. Just to the haters.

  • PiratePhish Dec 14, 10:46 a.m.

    RM24, obviously, you have not been to a lot of parties recently at NC State. The sororities at State seem like they would be nice ladies, but when it comes down to it, they are mostly trashy girls that dress nice. If this article was on UNC, there would not be such an upheaval & considered art.

    WRAL, don't you have anything better to report about? You have gone downhill since the days of Charlie Gaddy & only report tragedy & negative news, especially when it comes to East Carolina. You only like to report on them when it is something that is considered bad in the public eye, but seem to never report on the positives things that are be accomplished at the school.

    Typical Raleigh & ACC mentality that you can only do good.

  • seankelly15 Dec 14, 10:36 a.m.

    Heavenly - "Sorry I posted anything on this article. Things like this will always get the weirds out in numbers and I should have known better than make any comment at all. Carry on..... without me. :)"

    Gladly....

  • seankelly15 Dec 14, 10:33 a.m.

    RM24 - "I've got 3 college degrees and have live anywhere from the beaches of CA and the beaches of NC and places inbetween."

    Your grammar belies your assertion.

  • seankelly15 Dec 14, 10:32 a.m.

    rossfranco - 'I'd be willing to bet that her stance would be different if there was a pro-traditional family or anti-illegal immigration article in the publication."

    I will take that bet... I could use some easy money.

  • RM24 Dec 14, 10:31 a.m.

    eriously, if viewing the human body by others causes you this much angst, don't you think you need to get to the bottom (no pun intended) of your problems?

    Praying for you.
    immaannoid

    So I'm guessin your all for sending naked pics by text also then? And if 16 or 17 year olds viewing doesn't bother you where do you draw the line? And I'm assuming your still registered by the state and have to stay away from children and schools?

  • OleNCNative Dec 14, 10:08 a.m.

    Dude, come on. This is art. This is not pornography. Would you like to cover Adam's genitalia on the Sistine Chapel as well?

  • welfarequeen Dec 14, 10:06 a.m.

    Look up Michelangelo's "David" statue online, or Venus di Milo. Both of them standing there nekid as jaybirds with they privates all out in public. Not even a fig leaf on David, his stuff just hanging there for the world to see on the street where children walk by all day all night. And its been there in your face for 500 years! When is someone going to stop this public porn? LOL

  • immaannoid Dec 14, 9:57 a.m.

    "Noe how many 17 year olds or under are on ECUs campus? How many minors see this? If parents were showing pics of full frontal nudity to their children they would be charged with child abuse?"

    This seems to bother you more than it should. Have you considered that perhaps you need to talk to someone about your issues? Seriously, if viewing the human body by others causes you this much angst, don't you think you need to get to the bottom (no pun intended) of your problems?

    Praying for you.

  • BuglessDuster Dec 14, 9:49 a.m.

    Virginia Hardy, vice chancellor of student affairs, said in a statement Thursday that ECU supports "the intellectual freedom of our students"...

    I'd be willing to bet that her stance would be different if there was a pro-traditional family or anti-illegal immigration article in the publication.

  • xylem01 Dec 14, 9:49 a.m.

    I guess that whole "made in the image of God" thing suddenly and selectively, doesn't hold true. How strange.

  • RM24 Dec 14, 9:46 a.m.

    I was under 18 for nearly my first entire year at college. Noe how many 17 year olds or under are on ECUs campus? How many minors see this? If parents were showing pics of full frontal nudity to their children they would be charged with child abuse? Could be interesting to see possible lawsuits from this. Also Athiestwillrule education and world travel have nothing to do with what your calling culture. I've got 3 college degrees and have live anywhere from the beaches of CA and the beaches of NC and places inbetween. But it doesn't mean I think our youth should be naked in college newspapers and having drunken orgies every weekend!

  • RM24 Dec 14, 9:38 a.m.

    Times change, at one time it was "morally" ok to keep slaves too. Do you look back on those as "the good old days"?
    dwntwnboy

    Slavery? That's all you remember about the past? Guess we see who the racist on these post are!

  • Bartmeister Dec 14, 9:34 a.m.

    Honestly, I didn't think anyone at ECU was smart enough to operate a camera!

  • pappybigtuna1 Dec 14, 9:34 a.m.

    If God had wanted man/woman to be nude, we would have been born that way

    Isn't that why God created Levi's, Tommy Hillfinger and so on.

    Nudity is not pornography. We photograph our children bare backside and say "how cute". My question is and always has been, at what age does it become obscene? offensive?

    Please do not say it is Biblical, for I challendge that, give me chapter and verse, so I can read it for myself.

  • lovethesouth1 Dec 14, 9:33 a.m.

    of course that "morality" you speak of was in place when people were getting married and having children in their middle teens and dying in their 40s and 50s. Times change, at one time it was "morally" ok to keep slaves too. Do you look back on those as "the good old days"? - dwntnboy

    Um, what in the WORLD does the age of marriage and kids have to do with morality? Please tell me, how many people were dying of AIDS and had STDs in those crazy olden days? How many mass shootings in schools were there? How many kids were being kicked out of school for weapons and fighting? How many kids lived at home with their parents until they were 30 because they couldn't find a job or lived off the government? You're right. Times HAVE changed. Not always for the better. And slavery? Really?

    ON point, regardless, we have freedom of speech and expression. If they forewarned of content, they covered that base. Others are free to disagree and say their piece as well.

  • delta29alpha Dec 14, 9:32 a.m.

    "People in American society cover their natural appearance with clothes, accessories and make-up."

    LOL Some people in American Society's need to cover their natural appearance so that other people in American Society don't loose their lunch..besides clothes originally came about to protect the relatively fragile body from the elements and trauma. The genitalia is one of the most vulnerable parts of the human body, don't believe it? Run naked through a Brier patch!!! Secondly Clothing over the centuries have become a part of the cultural experience and part ones self expression...am I right? Theres a lot more to clothing than just covering your privates.

  • mhdeland Dec 14, 9:31 a.m.

    Heavenly, no need to apologize I agree with you. This is PORN! not ART.

  • tony16 Dec 14, 9:21 a.m.

    This is totally INappropriate in a magazine at a PUBLIC university, paid for with fees from students OR IF paid from any State funds. The advisors and staff (most likely paid from State funds) should be appropriately reprimanded. If it were paid from advertiser dollars and the advertisers we OK with the content - different story. Incredibly POOR judgement on the part of those faculty persons who were charged with "advising" the students.
    Good story, ridiculous decisions !

  • ncouterbanks69 Dec 14, 9:18 a.m.

    Is there anyone that doesn't want to see nude pics of college girls?

  • dontstopnow Dec 14, 9:13 a.m.

    Sorry I posted anything on this article. Things like this will always get the weirds out in numbers and I should have known better than make any comment at all. Carry on..... without me. :)

  • lessismore Dec 14, 9:04 a.m.

    atheistswillrule... what does these nude pictures have to do with your world travels. And, since when does this country have to have the same views as perverted Europeans on nudity? Your logic is twisted. I suppose you believe it's ok to send nude pictures of children to your friends also...if it's ok in other countries.

  • Banned4Life Dec 14, 8:58 a.m.

    Good to see all of you ECU students who are actually impacted by this posting your comments. Nothing worse than a bunch of folks who aren't actually impacted by this in one little way making comments about it. Carry on ECU STUDENTS!

  • me2you Dec 14, 8:58 a.m.

    Otherwise, they know no one would read or look at their magazine. Hey...here's how we can get some attention and look important.

  • dwntwnboy Dec 14, 8:58 a.m.

    "The morality that kept us pure until marriage is long gone today"- of course that "morality" you speak of was in place when people were getting married and having children in their middle teens and dying in their 40s and 50s. Times change, at one time it was "morally" ok to keep slaves too. Do you look back on those as "the good old days"?

  • dwntwnboy Dec 14, 8:54 a.m.

    "First of all, this is NOT art!"

    "the ablility to recognize true art as opposed to nude pictures in a 'dime store' magazine rack"- there's the rub! Who gets to decide what is "true art"? Art is everything and nothing all at once. It's not done as sexual as a "nudie" magazine, it's just people in pics who happen to be nude. Seen LOTS of "art" that I personally thought was a waste- but that was it, it was MY opinion, much like you have yours and other people have theirs. Art is supposed to make you think and discuss....art or not, this magazine accomplished that mission. People ARE talking and discussing...sad thing is, they are stuck on the photos used rather than the message of the article itself.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Dec 14, 8:53 a.m.

    "Shame of our bodies is something only the US can claim."

    Right. Because the rest of the world walks around naked.

  • dwntwnboy Dec 14, 8:49 a.m.

    It's in an art magazine- not the daily paper. When will we get over the shame of the human body. Unless it's lewd or sexual, it's just a human body. Remember these students have nude models in their drawing classes, the nude form has been used seen for thousands of years in artwork. It's just the human body folks- settle down.

  • 27228 Dec 14, 8:47 a.m.

    I'm proud of the kids. They identified a possible conflict, sought counsel from their faculty advisors, and then made their decision. Good for them.

  • pat7 Dec 14, 8:46 a.m.

    And we give student loans to people like this,Nice America this is coming to a new direction ,No self respect,No moral. Just wait for them to find a job and there prospective employers find this, And they become the new welfare Thank you kids

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Dec 14, 8:45 a.m.

    "People in American society cover their natural appearance with clothes, accessories and make-up."

    I thought that comment was funny. Yes, Americans invented clothing.

  • herinbonetwil Dec 14, 8:32 a.m.

    All this from a school of "higher learning".

  • determined2win Dec 14, 8:31 a.m.

    Women still have the right to reproductive health choices. They can choose whether or not to flaunt themselves as being promiscuous. But I don't wish to pay for their bad choices. Meanwhile, ECU staff made the choice to allow this as 'art', when it's purely exhibitionism from liberal college minds...

  • Scubagirl Dec 14, 8:23 a.m.

    "No one has any shame or morals these days. Too bad. koolady"

    Shame of our bodies is something only the US can claim. There is absolutely NO REASON for this to be shameful. What is shameful to me is those who think it's that. Also nothing to do with morals and if one doesn't want to see the pics then at the disclaimer they should put down the magazine.

  • dontstopnow Dec 14, 8:22 a.m.

    First of all, this is NOT art!

    I have traveled a LOT, and I am an artist. I was a fine arts student by the age of 15 and went on to learn many forms of art throughout my life. I have painted in acrylic, water colors, oils, as well as other mediums, and I have painted nudes during class with a live model. But it is not a photo being taken by someone who is plastering it on a magazine to sell at the corner store or in the college store.

    And for the poster that considers everyone 'backward' and 'uneducated' that does not see this as art I say: it is you that is lacking in worldly travel and wisdom.

    I believe you are missing a very valuable element in your conversations, the ablility to recognize true art as opposed to nude pictures in a 'dime store' magazine rack with Hustler and Penthouse rags close by.

    I only hope the Godless reign of ignorance will cease and morality will be the norm again soon. :(

  • delta29alpha Dec 14, 8:19 a.m.

    I suppose as long as the models are over 18 and the magazine has a warning to it's readers then they can do it, I personally think it's a little silly and immature, their apparent fascination with naked people, but what do you expect from a bunch of college kids. They will outgrow it eventually.

  • Not_So_Dumb Dec 14, 8:12 a.m.

    It is amazing to me that so many people cannot distinguish between nudity and sexuality.

  • RandomCitizen Dec 14, 8:09 a.m.

    Lets just keep falling further down the cess pool of life. What's next with this magazine, showing naked people with animals (if you know what I mean) but because you call it art that's suppose to make it ok. You can dress a monkey up in a suit, tie and top hat but its still a monkey! If it's old fashion to still believe that nudity in public is not ok then gladly will I accept being called OLD FASHIONED!

  • atheistswillrule Dec 13, 7:58 p.m.

    Obamafolia....abortions, gay rights, religious intolerance, and pornography....all acceptable under our new America. the new awakening...no morality....just freedom to express yourself in any way you choose. lessismore

    As opposed to a backwards nation that would deny marriage equality and a woman's right to her own reproductive health choices? If that means "religious intolerance" then I'm all for it! BIG TIME

  • mxteam44 Dec 13, 7:58 p.m.

    You can see the same thing at most museums and art galleries 7 days a week. Nothing to see here......move along.

  • dontstopnow Dec 13, 7:53 p.m.

    The morality that kept us pure until marriage is long gone today when its all about the moment and shocking the world. We are not a better society because of this, we are weakened in the sight of the world and especially in the eyes of our own people. We had better begin teaching our children more than the ugly things they are learning on TV and social media or there will be nothing left for another generation. SAD.

  • RM24 Dec 13, 7:53 p.m.

    This might come as a surprise to you, but lots of people don't look upon the human body as something to be ashamed of.
    Atheist

    Being ashamed of their bodies has nothing to do with it. And you know that. Just more jumble that makes others feel better about the moral decay of values.

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