Amanda Beard’s nude protest gets shutdown by police

Not surprisingly Amanda Beard’s nude photo shoot in front of the Water Cube stadium was shut down today by police.

She was posing nude as part of a publicity campaign run by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

“What happens with animals when their skin is ripped from their bodies when they are still alive, it’s heartbreaking for me,” Amanda told reporters.

It is pretty naive of any foreigners to waltz into China and start making political statements, even if they are not against the government. Authorities are nervous about any kind of protest, clothed or otherwise.

“It was very disappointing,” said Jason Baker, PETA’s Asia-Pacific director, “We weren’t making a political attack on the Chinese government and had sent our press release in advance to the Beijing Committee, but apparently that was not enough.”

While I admire anyone for taking a stand and against animal cruelty, her comments are pretty amusing.

“I’m not trying to be in everybody’s face and be harsh or negative. I want to be calm and yet get my voice out there. I’m doing it for all those animals who don’t have a voice,” she said.

I suggest to Amanda, while she is in Beijing to take a walk down Yabao Lu otherwise known as “Fur Market”.

Read more: Beijing Olympics: US swimmer in naked protest


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