Thursday, January 24, 2013
Smoking Kids....A Harmless Exhibit?
I came across this billboard last week and found myself intrigued and horrified by the imagery. After doing a quick web search, it turns out that the exhibit was inspired after the artist, Frieke Janssens saw video of a two year old Indonesian boy that was smoking up to forty cigarettes a day.
The author maintains that his exhibit was not created to glorify the issues of underage tobacco addiction or to condemn it. Rather, it was created to spark discussion and debate around the perception of smoking in various parts of the globe.
While I'm not sure if the imagery does not inadvertently support underage smoking, I will definitely say that it sparks debate and conversation.
Do exhibits like this raise the issue for meaningful debate or does it send the wrong message?
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ARE IMAGES LIKE THIS HARMLESS TO YOUTH?
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