I'm sick of fighting with people. Thank you for the support and to those who want to a go a few intellectual rounds with me, lets leave it as I'm as entitled to my opinion as you are to yours.
To those who have been supportive, thank you very, very much.TO THOSE WHO ARE TOO SELF-RIGHTEOUS TO READ ARTIST'S COMMENTS: Here is the condensed version:
I DO NOT support "burning books" or censorship. This is not about censorship, this is about the blatant abuse of the word ART.
I DO NOT have a problem with the human body as ART. I support ARTISTIC nudes.
If you tell me, "If you don't like it, don't look," I will tell you, "If you don't like my picture, don't look."
If you tell me "That's what the content filter is for," my answer to you is that the content filter also blocks out truly ARTISTIC nudes and so this is not the solution.
I DID NOT "get naked" to "get attention." This is called IRONY. I am clearly not seeking nor receiving erotic compliments in this picture, nor have I bared my breasts or vagina. If you think this is an attention ploy, tell me, please, what you think of pictures like this: [link] or [link] .
WHEN DID EXHIBITIONISM BECOME AN ART FORM?
This picture of mine has been receiving a lot of attention: [link]
and I even had a group ask to use it as their icon.
So this is another plea to the deviantArt community, deviants, mods, and admins alike. There is artistic nude
and then there is pornography and exhibitionism. Many people on this website upload photos of their genitalia - photos that have no artistic qualities at all. They're grainy webcam photos with poor lighting, no artistic composition, no intended message or insight, no demonstration that there was any deeper concept whatsoever than a plea for drooling comments about how pretty/big/special their breasts, penis, or vagina is. There is nothing artistic about them at all.
I am not condemning true "artistic nude" pieces. They are not to my personal taste, but even though I do not particularly like them myself, even I can see that they are ARTISTIC pieces, made with the intention of exploring the beauty (or ugliness) of the human body. True artistic nudes are ART.
Posting a crappy quality shot of your junk is NOT ART.
I know that the concept of art is subjective, and I know that it has a lot to do with taste, but seriously, there is a pretty obvious objective difference between an artistic nude created for the sake of being artistic, and a photo taken for the sake of fishing for erotic compliments.
Please, for the love of god, deviants. There are plenty of pornographic and erotic pictures where these pictures of your junk would be welcome and acceptable, but deviantArt is not one of those sites. This site is for ART.
Please, ADMINS and MODS! Open your eyes and do your job.
=========================Also, on a side note, I clearly suck at writing upside down on myself lol.