Skip to comments.Class photo called ‘offensive’ and ‘degrading’
Posted on 04/06/2012 8:07:58 AM PDT by Daffynition
An elementary school class picture is causing quite a stir after the photographer Photoshopped a cartoon smiley face over a boy's head.
David Claussen, owner of Broward County Pictures, took the photo of the second grade class at Sawgrass Elementary school, but was notified afterward that two of the students hadn't signed consent forms and needed to be removed.
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This ought to be interesting.
At least we can see HIS face.
Yes, very interesting, LOL!
By the by, kudos for making sure to pay attention to the left's focus on race, and having race-appropriate smiley face color.
“consent forms” for a class photo?
What a strange culture we’ve become....
They should fire that cameraman anyhow. He can’t even shoot a simple class picture without getting it all blurry. :-)
That was my first thought too. “Consent forms”? What’s that all about?
Silly? Perhaps.Degrading? Gimme a break!
That’s a second grade class? Those kids look bigger than just 7 or 8. Maybe it’s an artifact of the blurred-out faces, but they look more like middle school kids.
Don’t you know what the six hardest years are for a disadvantaged youth? Third grade.
thats f’in funny right there i don’t care who you are.....
Looks pretty obvious to me that what is deemed “offensive” is the fact that the photographer used a brown-colored smiley-face.
If he had used a white or yellow smiley face, would we be hearing this hullaballoo? I think not.
Btw, according to article, the photographer said he was asked by the PTA to use a smiley face (as opposed to the originally proposed shape, a star). It wasn’t his idea.
There seems to be a lot of “race” stories lately.
And I do not believe in coincidences, especailly when it comes to politics.
Is the Democrat “mainstream” news complex stirring up the “white guilt” vote again, just in time for the November election?
“What a strange culture weve become....”
Thank the plaintiff’s bar.
So if it is a dark skinned young kid, what would have happened if he put a white face on the young fellow?
This just seems like a no win situation.
Fertile soil for the race baiters, no matter what was done.
I wouldn’t necessarily call this “offensive” and “degrading.” A better word would be idiotic. Why not take the picture, then inform the parents that the photo cannot be released until all consent forms have been received. If the forms are not back within a certain timeframe, the photo will be retaken with only those students who have returned the signed consent form. Putting a smiley face on the kid is not only an idiotic thing to do, it ruins the picture for everyone else in the photo. Years from now, when these kids look at this picture, do you think they’ll want to see something like this?
For School, summer camps, sports teams, there are consent forms for the photos.
It’s to protect your child’s privacy, if that is something you’re worried about.
You wouldn’t really think about it in normal circumstances, but a few years ago I read about a creepy porn guy who was posting pictures and names of male high school swimmers or water polo guys on his website. The athletes’ photos had been taken at school, as part of normal school coverage of sports events, like the student paper or school website, but they were taken way out of that context into this creepy website for gay men to leer at them. It’s stuff like that which makes parents want to have some control over whether or where their children’s photos are used.
It’s part of the way that internet porn undermines our lives even if we never use it.
Dang. If the kid was white. He could have used 'white out'.
How about, instead, getting the consent forms signed BEFORE the picture is taken, and then anyone who doesn’t sign it, doesn’t get in the picture?