Ai Weiwei Supporters Strip Off

As the emcee in “Cabaret” once sang: “I know what you’re thinking.” You’re wondering why I’m posting a photo of naked people whose bodies are average. Get over yourself! This is a serious artistic matter. As this report explains: ‘When artist Ai Weiwei disappeared, supporters made online appeals for his return. When authorities handed him a $2-million-plus tax bill, they sent money to help pay it. And now that he faces an investigation for spreading pornography – his admirers have stripped off.

‘Internet users began tweeting their nude photographs after Ai announced that authorities had questioned his cameraman over pictures which showed the artist and four women naked.

‘Many Chinese contemporary artists have taken pictures of themselves without clothes, and the pictures of Ai that have emerged so far do not appear sexually charged. Some suspect that it may be an attempt by the authorities to smear the artist, whose 81-day detention this spring caused international outrage.’

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