In the past few months, an invasion has occurred in the heart of Times Square. No, it's not terrorists or depressed stock brokers worried about the recent collapse of the financial markets. It's boobs! I sometimes wonder what it must be like to be a beautiful woman, with no marketable skills other than selling your body. Some busty and shapely immigrants have found a way to milk the millions of tourists who flock to Times Square to visit the constant carnival like circus. I have no idea why so many foreigners and Americans wish to visit this place. I've been there a few times, and there's absolutely no desire to return to this sea of humanity and colorful freak show.
The influx of near-naked women, collecting tips to pose for photos with tourists, has reached epic proportions this summer, and the Mayor and some local residents are angry. They wear only a thong, a thin layer of paint and a big smile. The going price for such a photo ranges from $10 - $20 and some parents are growing alarmed that these women are approaching their teenage boys on vacation. "It's child pornography!", screamed one mom I saw on the news. The police have little power in this situation because public nudity is legal in New York as long as it's part of a "performance." What do you think?
Is this art? :)
Most of the women are Latino and speak no English, but the language of love and sex is universal so it's no problem. Come to the USA, flash a bright smile and your ass, and you too can count a huge stack of dollars at the end of the day! You see, the American dream is still alive and well. :))
The Mayor is trying to put an end to this spectacle and shatter the dreams and income of these "artists," but he has no strong legal basis upon which to stand. What do you think? Should they be allowed to remain in Times Square with Spiderman, the famous Naked Cowboy and all the other circus freaks? Would you be offended if you were walking with your young child and one of these women tickled you with a feather in an effort to entice you into posing for a photo?