People are talking about boobs — nipples, to be exact. The #freethenipple campaign has garnered support from celebrities, including Chrissy Teigen, Miley Cyrus, Liv Tyler and Lena Dunham.
And in New York City’s Times Square, the desnudas, Spanish for “the naked ladies,” are caught in the debate.
These women are the newest addition to the cast of characters that pose for photos in Times Square. For about a $10 tip, you can take a souvenir picture with the women, who are completely nude except for a thong and some patriotic paint. The desnudas say they earn about $300 day.
Officially, it’s legal for women to be topless wherever it’s legal for men to be topless in New York state, along with Hawaii, Maine, Ohio and Texas.
But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not a fan. He says there is no room for nudity in Times Square.
In a press conference on Aug 18, he said, “It’s wrong, it’s wrong. It’s just — look I, as a progressive who believes in civil liberties and believes in our First