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Chinese Nude Model in Forbidden City Photos Causes Controversy

It appears that not everything is forbidden within the walls of the Forbidden City, Beijing. Perhaps that was something Chinese photographer – aptly named Wang Dong – and his accomplice, who under the order of Wang, had been forbidden to wear any clothes, were trying to prove.

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Itchy back

The photos have proved to be not so popular amongst the people of the internet, with social media anger and disgust spreading like wildfire as the photos of a young lady spread-eagle on a 600-year-old Chinese relic were shared amongst netizens.

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Not as comfortable as a proper seat. Probably

Wang responded to the criticism by saying “I was only doing my work and did not affect anyone”.

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Captain America photographs Wilma from the Flintstones

According to the South China Morning Post, an expert on tourism (whatever that means) was quoted as saying that “if the photographer was allowed to take the photographs he should have done so when the museum was closed to the public.”

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Dong in the foreground

Experts on keyboards believe that the response wouldn’t have been any better if they had done it when the museum was closed to the public.

Photos by Wang Dong (Wanimal).