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Is this mermaid too buxom for tourists?

- August 6th, 2010

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(Photos supplied by WENN.com)

Staff at Chessington’s Sea Life centre in England have given a topless mermaid statue a makeover after visitors to the aquatic attraction paid a little too much attention to her bare assets.

And here I thought Europeans were more liberal about nudity than North Americans. It seems Canadians have  Londoners beat, though. Since 1996, it’s been legal for women to go topless in public in Ontario.

“We hadn’t noticed quite how buxom Sally was until we clocked young boys, and not so young boys, spending a lot of time ogling her in the walk through ocean tunnel,” Justine Locker, Chessington’s Zoo Experience Manager, said according to WENN.com. ”None of us can avoid what is starring us straight in the face, so it’s time for a cover-up. After all, it’s summer, the perfect time to be sporting a designer bikini!”

Do you think the mermaid statue is too steamy for tourists? Is the bikini an improvement or simply ridiculous?

- Nicole Feenstra

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10 comments

  1. Darryl Williamson | August 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    OMG! Boys were spending too much time staring at the (stone) mermaid!!

    Next up…..the banning of National Geographic magazine (with their pictures of topless tribal women)!!

  2. Ben | August 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I guess it might be different if her eyes were staring you in the face more than her “blessings”. :)

  3. Bill | August 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    When it comes to attitudes towards topics pertaining to nudity, sex, etc, England is not a part of Europe. England is in fact more uptight (less liberal) than Canada and the US. England is not a good place to visit.

  4. Sparky2010 | August 6, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    hhhmmmm everything thats beautifull naturally like a womans body, We just cant leave nature alone. Mankind seems to find a problem with everything and it seems to ruin it for everyone else.

  5. Rooster | August 6, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Put me down for a strong ridiculous

  6. Reny | August 7, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Absolutely ridiculous. Her belly button’s still showing. Better cover that up too! *roll eyes*

  7. Boomer | August 7, 2010 at 6:37 am

    What if it’s those full beautiful lips of hers that the boys and men were captivated by….. he he he

  8. Roland | August 18, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Why are we so uptight about the nude human body? There is nothing wrong with showing the female form. What are going to do next? Will we cover the penis of the famous David statue?

  9. Roper | August 21, 2010 at 5:13 am

    OH MY GOD!! Did you see that? She has BREASTS!!! What’s next??? Sculptures showing (GASP) legs? Shoulders?

    Away with it all! Let us revel in androgynous anonymity! NON-ANATOMICALLY-CORRECT BARBIES RULE!!!!

  10. Blair c Weber | August 21, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    thanks for the mamories

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