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It's been a funny old week in London, what with the "controversial" (if you believe the conservative, small-minded press) Body Worlds exhibition coming under the hammer of an "enraged" unemployed university lecturer.
Lee, 51, attacked The Organ Man exhibit with a hammer after watching
a father show his five year old daughter round the exhibition. Funny that
a university lecturer should be so unfamiliar with the concept of education
- wasn't that what the father was offering his child? - and funny also
that he should choose such an illiterate form of protest, vandalism, to
make his point.
to have his day in court, where he plans to defend himself by arguing
that "you cannot commit criminal damage on a human body". Er,
you can Geoff, it's called desecration.
Thankfully, Londoner's in general have been somewhat bemused by all the fuss and the hammer-blow attack. One such Londoner, Max Sacker, writing a letter to the Evening Standard (27/03/02), commented "I didn't feel that the spectators were indulging in any form of voyeurism, but found the exhibition to be both thought-provoking and therapeutic. By being granted access to the innermost corridors of the human body, I was able to lay to rest some of my personal anxieties regarding death."
And, unlike many of the critics, at least Max has seen the exhibition.
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