Thousands of years ago human beings roamed the earth in their full naked glory. Armed with nothing but spheres and bravery, they live their day to day lives unabashed of the fact that they are... well... nude.
As years went by and as men became more and more educated (or uneducated for that matter), brought about by civilization, they developed some sense of self consciousness and eventually, their naked way of life became taboo.
Before we begin, let me ask you this question:
"What are you wearing when you are taking a bath?"
Well i thought so.
Why is it that we are comfortable naked in solitude but not usually in front of another person?
Why is it that another person's naked body becomes too controversial even though each and everyone of us have the same exact thing that one person have? (well... almost.)
Why do mojority of us are so repulsed at the sight of a naked man or woman and yet... we can't refuse not to look... or even take a peek?
Your answers probably are just as good as mine.
Bringing this subject closer to home, I want to take all of you down Stardoll memory lane and have a glimpse at how nudity played itself amidst Dollywood and its uber conservative residents.
In early 2008, at the height of her glory, Style_Magazine shocked everyone when she appeared in her birthday suit on a blog banner for a column over at PSG.
The banner got mixed reviews, majority of which are harsh irrelevant ones, but this sealed Style's position as one of Dollywood's greatest celebrities.
The controversy eventually died down. Style's column got cancelled but the fact still remains that nudity is one subject that is to be left untouched by any peace loving Stardollian.
Towards the end of 2008, MDM's very first graphic designer Vittorio came out with a graphic that again, shook the very foundation Dollywood was built on.
The Bare Beauties article generated more than a hundred comments within three days. Blogs after blogs after blogs wrote about it, again with mixed reviews and opinions. Some found it trashy. Others found it divine.
Back then... i found in it pixels.
The chaos didn't stop Vittorio from doing graphics and one of my all time favorite was the one he did of Steelone.
...Steelone who in early 2009 came up with a depiction of herself in her full naked glory... with all the family jewels staring back at you (no pun intended).
Come 2010, there came Cover Magazine with a butt naked YoToo on the centerfold.
History repeats itself as they say and by 2011, perhaps most of us can still remember Undamyumbrellla's infamous nipple dress.
Unlike majority of its predecessors, this design was met with a lot of praises as it caught the eye of a lot of Dollywood fashionistas... It caught the attention of the Stardoll Admin as well.
Kasia's account got suspended for a couple of days and she was placed under probation. The it-dresses never got to see the light of day again.
Just this morning as I was approving friend requests, one user directed me to a link.
And here's what i found:
Playboy now in Stardoll?
Hypocrisy aside, I am interested to see how this turns out.
If things will come out tasteful and classy or if it will just fall within the expectations of a lot of people towards a magazine as such.
At the end of the day, we all ask ourselves these questions:
Why do we find shame in something we do everyday?
Who decides on what is immoral and offensive against something that's just real and factual?
Is the new generation of Stardoll more open minded when it comes to things like this?
I guess, the answers to these questions will just unravel through time. I just hope that i'll still be around for me to know them.