I don't see how it's artistic, and I feel like anyone could have gotten an equally as good of a shot unplanned and with a phone if they suddenly decided to have a shirtless man doing their Christmas tree.
The concept of it is supposed to be humorous. In most shots like this, they use a child. But this one is a big manly man, who would normally not be seen doing things like this. It really was planned, I assure you.
Oh, well now that I know the story behind it it seems better. Things get to the front page all the time because of the model's body, and this seemed like another one of those. It seems I was wrong though and everyone else just understood the concept. xD I apologize.
This is an art site, I see no problem with voicing my opinion about the art. I didn't say anything offensive like "the model is fucking hideous", I said that this photo lacked anything besides being a photo of a hot guy, and that more could have been done with it.
As long as my comment isn't personally bashing you, I don't see why you're nagging about it. Pointless response
I like how when there is a half naked girl on the front page, everyone complains how it isn't art, but if there is a hot half naked guy on the front page, it's fine. ya know, cause this is so much better.... Also, the models name is Sasha?
I'm thinking it's the amount of skin shown. People complain about penises just as much, if not more, as they do about breasts when they make front page.
This is basically a Christmas card. One you'd probably only send to certain people but a card none the less. It could be sold in a store, on a rack next to ones with bunnies and no one would raise a fuss.
Then again, there are more offending female images than male. Also, there's more reason for people (read:women) to complain about naked women than men. So, maybe it's not that people aren't complaining - there's just more of the ones they are complaining about?
actually, I'm a woman myself. I just think it's ridiculous that a "Christmas card" type of photo should get on the front page.... So much more beautiful stuff could be on here that naked men and women...
yeah... it's a shame really that naked bodies get peoples attention more than real beautiful art... im not saying nude can't be nice art, but most of the time it is done Un-tastefully... -_- anyway, i must agree that we are taking up so much space, people are like "stop talking!" haha