Last week, I had a little fun at the expense of state Representative Earnest Smith (D - Augusta).
a bill to criminalize using programs like Photoshop to electronically impose the facial image of a person onto a visual depiction of an individual displaying nudity or sexual conduct, I did exactly what Rep. Smith wants to make illegal. I pasted a picture of Smith's head onto the body of a male porn star (shown right).
Well, my little artistic creation caused a stir down at the State Capitol.
Representative Smith, in an interview with Morris News Service reporter Walter Jones, "said Monday that he learned last week that someone had digitally pasted his head on the body of a nude man, but he doesn’t know who did it."
I would simply remind Representative Smith that he's a public figure, and just like someone had the protected right to depict former President George W. Bush as a monkey, I have the protected right to Photoshop the head of any elected official onto the body of anything I chose.
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects all forms of speech, not just spoken word. That's why House Bill 39 is so asinine. It attempts to regulate speech and I doubt it would stand up in a court of law.
Rep. Smith needs to grow some thick skin if he's going to be an elected official. Trust me when I say the altered photograph shown above was not the worst I could have done.
And by the way, I cannot believe Representative Earnest Smith thinks I'm insulting him by putting his head on the body of a well-built porn star.