Vanessa Hudgen's lapse in judgment....
A few days ago, Fil-Am teen sensation Vanessa Hudgens, lead actress of the hit Disney Channel films High School Musical and High School Musical 2 was caught with her pants down...literally, after photos of her in the buff circulated freely on the internet.
The photos were taken privately, and as is usual for nude pictures of famous celebrities, found their way to the internet much to the embarrassment and dismay of Disney, which is renowned for family-oriented films and television programs.
Hudgens has issued a public apology over the incident, which her publicist has described as a "lapse in judgment". Disney will continue to retain her services, unwilling to mess with an already proven formula.
Personally, I don't really consider her nude photos to be a big deal, except of course for the fact that posing in her birthday suit doesn't really jive with the corporate standards and target audience of the Disney Channel. Being signed up with a studio known for cartoons and movies devoid of sex and violence, some eyebrows will indeed be raised over Hudgen's indiscretion, but taking Disney out of the equation, being photographed in the nude is more or less normal in this day and age, with virtually all famous female celebrities being photographed unclothed, deliberately or otherwise, at some point during their careers.
It seems a tad ironic that some people are prude enough to make a big deal over nudity in whatever medium they may see it, and yet embrace unbridled sexuality in mainstream films, or full out sexual acts in pornographic magazines and videos.
Somehow, I think it's all relative. We don't mind seeing naked women, or even naked men belonging to certain tribal communities, and yet when it comes to people belonging to the same level of culture, we suddenly become prudes and take offense over the sight of a nipple or a glimpse of pubic hair. And we're the ones who are supposed to be civilized.
I guess taking into consideration that Hudgen's films are geared towards children, some parents may find such a display of bare flesh to be inappropriate and irresponsible.
It's not that I'm advocating nudity, far from it actually. To my mind, there is just nothing inherently immoral or offensive with the naked human body. That being said, it depends on the situation, and in Hudgen's case, displaying her nude body in all its glory certainly doesn't coincide with her image as a wholesome teen star. Nonetheless, her career will survive. Perhaps with some mild tarnish on her shining star, but probably no permanent damage.
That being said, if you're curious and interested in seeing her nude photos, you came to the right place. I don't profess to be a prude (except in certain instances), and I certainly don't encourage those with prurient interests to drool over pictures of Hudgen's young naked body. If however, you're merely curious, or feel that the unclothed human form is something to be admired at and not something to be ashamed of, you can catch a glimpse of her controversial pictures here.