Hundreds of men and women gathered topless on Brighton Beach over the weekend for the ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign.
The mass aimed to highlight the social media ban on nipples and to make boobs more acceptable in society.
The Sunday afternoon march started from Brighton Pier and then along the city’s seafront before stopping on the beach – where everybody sunbathed topless.
The event was organised by comedian Samantha Pressdee who came to Brighton with her one-woman comedy show about nudity and sexuality.
The 33-year-old, who’s known for performing her stand-up shows topless, said:
I’ve been a member of the Free The Nipple campaign over the past year.
I joined the campaign to challenge the way women’s breasts were perceived.
Breasts have been sexualised and the point of this campaign is that they don’t have to sexual.
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Samantha speaks highly of the event, where members of the public join the march by taking their tops off and painting ‘Free the nipples’ on their body.
One member who attended the event said: “It was lovely, I felt proud and fantastic. There wasn’t any negativity or aggression, all we got was a lot of smiles and a lot of support and cheering.”
But Samantha says there was one negative aspect of the event when a man and his son came across the group, he then told his son to ‘cover his eyes’. She added: “There’s nothing wrong with kids seeing nudity if it’s not in a sexual context”.
Despite the success of the event though, the group are already planning another march for an upcoming campaign on August 28 – International Go Topless Day, which has rallies in 60 cities across the world.
I’m sure most (if not all) of the younger generation have nothing but support for the campaign.