Nude Nursing Home Photos Fuel New Zealand Controversy
‘People who are happy to look at attractive young bodies have second thoughts when you add a few wrinkles’
May 15, 2006 — New Zealand is awash in controversy today over a photo essay that shows elderly residents of two nursing homes naked as they shower, dress and use the toilet. The photos appear in the May issue of Kaitiaki, The Journal of the New Zealand Nurses’ Organization.
Ann Manchester, editor of Kaitiaki, said some of the criticism had been stirred up by people who were seeing no more flesh than was exposed in glossy magazine advertisements featuring nubile young women, according to a report online by Kent Atkinson in Stuff.co.nz of Fairfax New Zealand.