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Paris Bans Going Fake Topless on Fake Beach
Status: Weird news
Five years ago the City of Paris trucked in sand to create a two-mile long fake beach along the banks of the Seine. Now, despite the fact that women go topless on all the real beaches in France, Paris has made it illegal for women to be topless on this fake beach. Nor can they fake being topless:
If women are topless, or if they fake it and look topless, they are now banned from the fake beaches and they are told that they have to go to the real beaches to be fake. In true French fashion , wearing nothing is defined as wearing indecent clothing. An official from the Paris City Hall, and a sports official at that, Pascal Cherki told the French newspaper Le Parisien that indecent clothing could have led to temptations and dangerous behavior on the banks of the river.
I understand that merkins are used to simulate the fake bottomless look. But I was less aware of a fake topless look. They must be talking about flesh-colored pasties. Or flesh-colored bikinis? Or are they talking about those stupid t-shirts people sometimes wear that have a fake naked upper torso (of a man or woman) printed on them?
Categories: Body Manipulation
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jul 31, 2006
Comments (4)
Yes, fake topless is a little hard to visualize. If there was ever a story in need of pictures, this is it.
Maybe it's a bikini top with "trompe l'oeil" nipples printed on it? (How's that for slipping a little French in there?)
Posted by Big Gary  in  Marfa, Texas  on  Mon Jul 31, 2006  at  03:10 PM
Wouldn't that be an artificial beach, rather than a fake beach?

But pretend topless is a puzzler. Presumably folks going topless do it for the feel of wind & sun on their skin; why pretend?
Posted by cvirtue  on  Tue Aug 01, 2006  at  07:21 AM
Paris just began surrendering their country to their Islamo-fascist immigrants.
Posted by jerry  on  Wed Aug 02, 2006  at  02:52 PM
Hi Jerry, how's it going? You haven't been by recently. The kids have been asking about you. As for your comment, I have to say it made me laugh! What is an Islamo-fascist immigrant? France, like many other countries is instituting policies which are anti-religion, targeting both Muslims and Jews. This is unfortunate that used to be known for tolerance. This type of anti-semitism is quite sad. (note: this term refers to actions against Semites which include primarily arab muslims but also a subsect of jewish persons of semitic descent, the term is often misused to refer to general anti-jewish sentiment which is not the actual meaning of the word). Regardless, the people behind this ban are Conservative Chrisitans who are concerned about the promotion of unsavory elements within there city. I doubt that these beaches are really something to worry about, but thorough research of articles and interviews regarding the issue seems to lead to this inevitable conclusion.
Posted by Jim Derkin  in  Atlanta, GA  on  Wed May 16, 2007  at  08:02 PM
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