We were contacted recently by a concerned Brazilian mother who was outraged about an “art” exhibition that featured contact between young girls and nude men.
The images she sent us, of little girls touching and holding hands with a grown, fully nude man, are highly disturbing, but the artist and the museum who hosted him simply brush the whole incident off as “art.”
Sure enough, English-language sites have now picked up the story that MAM, an art museum in Sao Paulo, was host to the exhibit that featured a naked man laying on the floor, inviting onlookers to “interact” by moving his body around in different positions.
The exhibition was also reportedly on display at the Goethe Institute in Bahia.
One video, of a four-year-old girl being encouraged to approach the man, laying on his back, and move his leg, has been circulating on social media.
You can see the girl being high-fived by an adult onlooker after she crawls back to her seat in the crowd. (Note: we are not including any of the videos here because they contain full-frontal male nudity, but you can watch them on YouTube).
The museum maintains that there was nothing erotic about the performance and that the girl participated with her parents’ consent.
“The performance was in a closed session for guests. The little girl was with her mother who is also an artist,” the museum said of the incident, according to the Daily Mail. “Her daughter asked to enter the show after being given an explanation as to what it contained.”
“The child wanted to participate and under her mother’s guidance and supervision, she is seen on all fours going around the artist’s naked body without showing any embarrassment or aversion,” they continued.
“This work was authorized by the museum and is not about eroticism and does not include any erotic content,” they added.
These are lies, really. If you watch the video (viewer discretion advised), you can see the girl feels weird and nervous. She is four years old. It is the responsibility of the adults in her life to protect her!
The museum actually thought it was a reasonable explanation that she had wanted to go into the room and see the exhibition herself. If she had wanted to drink alcohol, would they have let her?
This is nothing short of vile. It is indecent exposure and pandering obscenities to minors. Many Brazilians feel the same way.
According to the Daily Mail, several groups are calling for the artist and the museum to be prosecuted, saying that the exhibition “incites pedophilia”, and is nothing short of “eroticism,” “pornography,” “disgusting,” “unacceptable” and puts the “child at risk”.
They are not wrong!
This is apparently a trend in both Brazil and around the globe. More on Truth Seekers.