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Bonding on Bondi in the buff.

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A bunch of old folk standing naked on the beach... not my cup of tea.

Switch to 20's\30's young women, and .. I'd be down there like a shot.

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Wow that will help a lot...or not. Do YOU know anyone who is not aware of cancer? Classic case of virtue signalling.

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

The world is get weirder and weirder. That's all i am gonna say.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

Pardon the boomers as they virtue signal.

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TokyoOldManToday  11:52 am JST

A bunch of old folk standing naked on the beach... not my cup of tea.

Switch to 20's\30's young women, and .. I'd be down there like a shot.

Those 20's /30's young women wouldn't let you anywhere near them cause you're old folk, TokyoOldManToday.

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All you negative posters, it's for a good cause. Hopefully one day you'll do something as important in your life.

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A bunch of old folk standing naked on the beach... not my cup of tea.

says the Tokyo Old Man

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Maybe it's my feeble age - but I couldn't find the ages of the participants written in the article.

I guess as some posters suggested - they must all be old and no-one in their 20s or 30s.

This can be confirmed by the back head view - everyone looks ancient.

Geeez!

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Skin cancer is a major problem in Australia. Knew a girl from there with serious skin cancer. Her body was slashed in so many places by the surgeon's knife.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

virtue signalling

virtue signal

Life as a pull-toy must be so simple.

Good fun. Good cause.

Nothing to get triggered about here or maybe some a bit self-conscious about their bodies. A bit flabby or not quite measuring up…;)

12 ( +12 / -0 )

So this "artist" (term used in its most broad sense)

Basically got free publicity on the backs of the sick.

What a genius move have a bunch of people stand around in the nude exposed to the sun while he takes photos exposing especially vulnerable parts even more susceptible to damage.

I lost an aunt to melanoma and my father is fighting it now.

If this was really about the cancer a better photo would have been of people covering up and taking safety precautions.

But that doesn't get into the news, does it?

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It would seem, to certain people, that any act of charity is now considered virtue signalling.

Utterly risible.

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@Antiquesaving

That you don’t know Spencer Tunick says more about you than it does him.

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Paustovsky

Today 03:27 pm JST

It would seem, to certain people, that any act of charity is now considered virtue signalling.

> Utterly risible.

Tell me would you support an alcohol awareness campaign that is based around a beire drinking contest?

Well nude in the sun on a beach and skin cancer is the same.

Doing the thing one shouldn't do to promote not doing it.

This is 100% publicity stunt for Tunick nothing more

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Paustovsky

Today 03:31 pm JST

@Antiquesaving

> That you don’t know Spencer Tunick says more about you than it does him

See my reply,

"Hey let's promote alcoholism awareness by have a biere drinking contest*

Said no one!

"Let promote skin cancer awareness by getting naked on the beach in the sun"

Says the self promoting"artist" ignoring how people get skin cancer.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

So thousands of people volunteer their time just to satisfy the ego of one of the most famous artists in the world ?

Right .

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I am not surprised by how many here don't see the problem with this!

Seriously nude on the beach in the sun, wait the one thing they shouldn't do.

But you people think this was a great idea.

So when is the cocaine snorting event to promote drug addiction awareness?

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Paustovsky

Today 03:40 pm JST

So thousands of people volunteer their time just to satisfy the ego of one of the most famous artists in the world ?

> Right

Yes that is exactly the thing.

But hey I have seen better art on the corner of the street in many cities for $2 to $5 a picture and less ego.

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Paustovsky

Today 03:40 pm JST

You still haven't answered the question.

Would you think it is a good idea to have a biere drinking event to promote alcoholism awareness?

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See, you should have just started by saying something simple like "Art isn't my thing" or "I don't understand art."

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@Antiquesaving

The point was conscious raising. That means raising consciousness. The clue is in the expression.

It certainly caught your attention.

Job done.

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this will surely help....give me a break guys...

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Jimizo

Today 03:52 pm JST

@Antiquesaving

> The point was conscious raising. That means raising consciousness. The clue is in the expression.

> It certainly caught your attention.

> Job done

What it caught was my disgust, my " I can't believe how stupid people are" response.

Basically it shows how gullible people are when one claims someone is a great artist.

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Volunteering to raise awareness for cancer is 'virtue signalling', only perhaps to those flaunting their lack of virtues. And re mocking baby boomers, perhaps many have boomers volunteered because they are cancer survivors themselves or in their long lives have become aware of how nasty cancer is. The younger posters who've mocked this event might not have had experience dealing with friends or family members that have dealt with cancer. I hope some of the money raised from this event will help ensure none of them have to deal with cancer or know people who do. Here's a link re cancer in Japan.

https://ganjoho.jp/public/qa_links/report/statistics/2021_en.html

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this will surely help....give me a break guys...

Hard if not impossible to quantify the effect of things like this. That’s what I previously thought.

Given that, how are you confidently dismissing this is as ineffective?

I’m genuinely interested in being educated here

What it caught was my disgust, my " I can't believe how stupid people are" response.

Wow. It really caught your attention. My reaction was ‘that looks like a bit of fun for a good cause’. The artist moved you in a far more emotional, visceral sense.

That’s powerful. He really got to you.

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Spencer Tunick is a famous photographer for shooting nude photos all over the world.

Since 1994, he has photographed over 75 human installations around the world.

Sunbathing using sunblock and in moderation isn’t bad for most people.

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Wow. It really caught your attention. My reaction was ‘that looks like a bit of fun for a good cause’. The artist moved you in a far more emotional, visceral sense.

> That’s powerful. He really got to you.

My reaction was wow guess how my father and aunt got skin cancer, melanoma and one is dead now the other under treatment!

Hahaha so much fun, right?

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

People the world over sunbathe on beaches. Others from their occupations, like builders and farmers. With this event, Spencer Tunick s highlights the problems of skin cancer.

I don't think for one minute it will mean millions of people will be rushing to the beach in the nude.

"We have an opportunity to raise awareness about skin checks and I'm honoured ... to come here, make my art and just celebrate the body and protection," Tunick said

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You would think from some of the posts they are the only ones who lost family members to cancer. I would have thought if it brings an increase in awareness then it is a good point, not a bad one.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Yes. I do think it is a good idea for this Australian cancer charity to hire the world famous artist Spencer Tunick, known for his large-scale nude installations, to raise awareness of the effects of sun on naked skin.

It has definitely achieved it's purpose as it has been covered by the whole worlds media, therefore achieving the remit set by the charity.

Is that clear enough ?

7 ( +7 / -0 )

We know how much Australians love their beaches so I think the Spencer Tunick event is the right one to bring attention to skin cancer and the amount of TV, Newspaper, and internet coverage it creates would cost a fortune if paid for.

Nothing to do with alcohol/alcoholics or beer drinking but the Aussies are also known for enjoying a cold glass of amber nectar.

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Maybe the posters who object to the event can inform us what they did to raise awareness of skin cancer.

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Paustovsky

Today 05:56 pm JST

Yes. I do think it is a good idea for this Australian cancer charity to hire the world famous artist Spencer Tunick, known for his large-scale nude installations, to raise awareness of the effects of sun on naked skin.

Seems my question is confusing for most let me ask again

Would you think it is a good idea to have a biere drinking event to promote alcoholism awareness?

That is the question.

Promoting using the thing that is the problem!

But I think you understood that, just trying to avoid because it is inconvenient

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

The shoot was at dawn when the Sun's UV would be low.

The Sydney event is being run in collaboration with the charity Skin Check Champions, which runs free clinics in high-risk communities.

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I would rather the people stayed fully clothed and donated to a cancer charity.

Give them a t shirt, stating I kept my top on.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

> I would rather the people stayed fully clothed and donated to a cancer charity.

Give them a t shirt, stating I kept my top on.

Yeah, but at the same time, if you got it flaunt it, that is, if you are not uncomfortable with being nude or if you have the body to show it. Would I do something like this? Depends, if it is for a good cause, why not?

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Regulations changed to allow nudity on the beach.

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bass4funkToday  02:09 am JST

I would rather the people stayed fully clothed and donated to a cancer charity.*

Give them a t shirt, stating I kept my top on.

Yeah, but at the same time, if you got it flaunt it, that is, if you are not uncomfortable with being nude or if you have the body to show it. Would I do something like this? Depends, if it is for a good cause, why not?

Some people are not mature enough to understand nudity. The ones that scream 'porn!' are the ones with their minds in the gutter. Not every nude picture or artwork is meant to be erotic. And if this is to raise awreness of skin cancers then so be it. Whatever it takes.

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