|Thousands ogle NZ's topless parade
[ 2006-08-25 09:12 ]
|Topless porn stars pass a large crowd of
onlookers during the 'Boobs on Bikes' parade of topless women down
Queen Street to promote this weekend's Erotica Adult Expo in
A parade of 20 topless female porn stars on motorbikes brought the
centre of Auckland to a standstill as crowds craned their necks for a
glimpse in the noon of Aug 23.
The "Boobs on Bikes" parade went
ahead despite Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard labelling the promotion for an
erotica show as "morally
The porn stars in studded knee-high boots, black leather pants and
little else travelled in a convoy down the city's main thoroughfare Queen
A mostly male crowd wielding camera phones and video cameras massed
along the street as two armoured ex-military vehicles and motorbikes
carrying 20 topless women and a few men drove by.
A furore over the parade --
which has been held for the last several years in New Zealand's largest
city -- brought out the biggest crowds ever for the spectacle.
Parade organizer Steve Crow had applied to Hubbard's city council for a
permit to hold the parade but was turned down at last. However, the
spectacle could not be stopped because there is no law against women
baring their breasts in public.
"The only way they could legally stop it would be to change the
constitution of New Zealand and remove women's rights to bare their
breasts in public," Crow said.
morally repugnant :
furore : frenzy（狂热）