Thursday, 5 July 2007

Pagan Long Man gets tits and hips

English pagans are hopping mad after Susannah and Trinny of the BBC's What Not to Wear gave the ancient hill-carving a sex change. The sassy style mavens invited 100 women volunteers to dress in white and change the masculine shape of the Long Man of Wilmington, near Eastbourne in Sussex, by lying along its outline and giving it breasts, pigtails and curvaceous hips.

A report in The Argus quotes Druid 'battle chieftain' Arthur Pendragon, 53, saying: "We are very angry because this is so disrespectful.

"We, the Pagans, would not in our wildest dreams consider putting female breasts and clothing on effigies of any of the Holy Prophets, be it Jesus Christ, Buddha or any other revered figure of another faith." More

And what's wrong with female breasts, Mr Pendragon?

I don't find anything offensive about the changes (see before and after, below). The only thing that offends me is what a crappy job the volunteers have done. Scroll down to see MY artistic improvements to the Long Man.

My Long Lady of Wilmington: better, don't you think?

Here's a blank man if you want to do your own. Email it to me (hobray at gmail.com) and I'll post it here.

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3 comments:

angel said...

heh heh... whats the problem? its not like its a religious icon for goodness sake!

cursuswalker said...

Not a religious icon?

What about for these people:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=aRygEvMfuCU

Tyy to see beyond the end of your own nose eh?

Anonymous said...

just because you don't view it as a religious symbol doesn't mean someone else does! you aren't the only person here, and this is quite offensive. could you imagine what would happen if one of us went and "spruced up" a prominent statue of jesus? all hell would break loose! (pardon the expression).