Women are being encouraged to post photographs of their breasts online in a controversial campaign raising money for cancer research in New Zealand. On Wednesday afternoon, more than 60 photographs of breasts - including bare, bikini-clad and breastfeeding ones - had been posted on the "I've got a lovely pair" promotion, launched by the nzgirl website. The campaign caused the website to crash on Wednesday afternoon, with people flocking to the online magazine aimed at women in their 20s and 30s. Advertisement: Story continues below For every 50 "sets of boobs" uploaded, nzgirl promised to donate $NZ1000 ($A776) to breast cancer awareness, up to the value of $NZ5000 ($A3,883), though a specific recipient organisation has not yet been chosen and the campaign is not supported by the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. Website editor-in-chief Tee Twyford told AAP they wanted to do something "a little bit different in a noisy environment". "There's lots of fantastic initiatives that do happen ... but hardly any of them mention boobs," she said. "(This campaign is about) being proud of your breasts and being aware of them." Feedback on the website was mixed on Wednesday, with readers taking a strong stand on either side. Maggie called the campaign "ignorant, exploitative and truly offensive". Emma said it was "disgraceful", while K said it was a "really creepy idea". Meanwhile, others posted positive comments, like josiebrennan who uploaded a photograph and wrote: "These are my breasts, and I'm going to participate in a campaign which challenges people to think about breast cancer". Some readers felt the initiative was pornographic. There is no age limit on who can send in photos, according to the terms and conditions. Others thought it was a cynical ploy to increase traffic to the site. But Ms Twyford said all paid advertising had been pulled from the pages featuring breasts. "It's not about making money," she said. Nzgirl publisher, Jenene Freer, posted a comment claiming the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) had backed the initiative. "I had a call from the Breast Cancer Foundation this morning who are supportive of the campaign and agree that anything that enables awareness of an individuals breasts and their health is a positive thing," she wrote. However, the marketing and communications manager for the NZBCF, Suzanne McNicol, said this wasn't true. "I've actually spoken to her and asked her to retract that comment because that wasn't the case," Ms McNicol told AAP. "She actually rang me and I spoke to her about it and ... basically, what I said was: we're not going to say that it's a bad idea, but we certainly can't say it's a good idea because it's not fundraising for us, it's not something we'd do. "For us as an organisation, what's disappointing about all of this is that it's focusing attention away from where it should be which is about awareness of breast cancer and what women can do to make sure that they are safe." The Australian Breast Cancer Foundation declined to comment. © 2010 AAP
For every 50 pictures of boobs, they give $1000 to cancer research. There are some pretty nice ones on there. I'd link the site, but I'm not sure if it would be appropriate.
Best promotion ever
Best idea ever!
I shouldn't be looking. MUST STAY COMMITTED.
Someone find inyri and tricorder!
No-Life Overwatch Player
14th August 2008
Destroyer25;5431742Best idea ever![/QUOTE] Somehow, I expected that reply to a thread such as this one. [QUOTE=Bawk_Bawk_Iz_a_Parrot;5431804]Someone find inyri
She may be found at FileSheep, derp.
That said, a good way to promote it, certainly.
Formerly known as Graeme and Arld.
This is actually a good idea. It has health benefits for both genders. I mean, guys will fap at the pictures of boobs. And, from what I've heard, masturbation helps prevent prostate cancer, or something like that. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. =p