Dear Ms Bonham- Carter,
Please answer a question for me.
Whilst I understand and wholeheartedly support the cause of protecting our marine ecology. Why do you have to take your clothes off to tell us about it? Why pose naked with a fish? why?
Our abuse of the planet has to stop and stop now! As you rightly say, we have a duty to our children to protect what is left and to reverse what damage we can.
But why is it necessary to pose like that? Does it make your point more forceful?
From I stand they appear talking about your picture and that’s not the same as talking about the cause. I actually had to go on-line to check which charity you were supporting, because so far it has been all about your cleavage and little if anything about them!
Why? why did you have to take your clothes off? Could you not have come up with a more moving and thought provoking campaign ? Could you not have made us all stop, think and change our habits whilst keeping a vest on?
Now I don’t want to tell you how to do you job love, but look at Emma Thompson and Greenpeace How many people, who once didn’t know, are now well informed and supportive of the campaign to #savethearctic And she didn’t strip off! And yes I do understand that there is a big difference between a nice heated studio in swanky north London and a photo opportunity atop an iceberg! But she shared, with dignity, comedy and passion just how important it is to save our planet – FULLY CLOTHED !
Why is there the need to sell something – commerce or charity – with naked women (or men for that matter) Are we not campaigning to end page 3? Are we not encouraging our daughters to seeing more of themselves than being a sex object? That woman have a brain and a voice rather than just a nice rack? And yet it seems completely acceptable for you and others to do this! To reinforce to the world at large that a woman has nothing to say, but has a nice pair of tits to flash in a picture!
So when you’re tempted in future to show your support and tell us mere mortals about a cause close to your heart, consider a nice pair of jeans and woolly jumper, a colourful and vibrant summer frock or even a t shirt emblazoned with charity logo. Consider using your brain, your intellect and your voice to share your plea – follow the amazing Ms Thompson’s example, you might just find people will may more attention to the fish than they do to you!
photo courtesy of https://www.flickr.com/photos/nattu/