Yeah! My holiday wish granted!

I’m so happy! It is now legal in Utah to show pictures of nude Barbies getting menaced by kitchen appliances.

Holding that social criticism was protected by the First Amendment, the court affirmed a 2001 federal court ruling for Forsythe, who had produced photos of nude Barbies in danger of being attacked by vintage household appliances.

Mattel had argued the photos infringed on their copyrights and trademarks. Forsythe had used Barbie dolls in absurd and often sexualized positions for his “Food Chain Barbie” photos.

The artist had argued that the photo series, which also included a photo of Barbie dolls wrapped in tortillas and covered in salsa in a casserole dish in a lit oven, was meant to critique the “objectification of women” and “beauty myth” associated with the popular doll.

3 Responses to “Yeah! My holiday wish granted!”

  1. Witold Riedel
    December 30th, 2003 15:33

    Oh, wonderful.
    (The artist Lori Mitchell should be very happy about this as well.)
    : )

  2. jhawk
    December 31st, 2003 13:35

    I always wanted to see if I could get a grant for an art project. I’d propose that I paint my house that beige color all new houses seem to have now days. I’d say it was a commentary on the bland existence of humans in the suburban world. When in actuality I just wanted to see if I could get the government to give me money to paint my house.

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