Topless Women Attend ‘Free The Nipple’ Picnic, Trolls Try To Ruin The Event

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A ‘free the nipple’ picnic which began with group of friends, but attracted dozens, has attracted criticism and trolling.

A few female friends decided to ditch their tops and bras to challenge views on exposed breasts in public, with around 50 women showing up to bare all after Zoe Buckley Lennox, 22, and Amanda Haworth, 21 organised the event.

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Days after the event was put on Facebook, more than 800 said they would be attending and thousands were keen to go and ‘enjoy a cool breeze and challenge the patriarchy all at once’ yesterday afternoon at West End’s Orleigh Park in Brisbane.

However, despite it being ‘2016 and too hot for t-shirts’ the event didn’t manage to avoid controversy. Plans were only put into motion on Tuesday, after Zoe and Amanda thought the ‘free the nipple movement’ – which has gained international attention – could be brought to Brisbane.

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Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Amanda said:

We started to talk about the ways in which we could work towards freeing the nipple. We just said to each other: ‘Hey, why don’t we put on a picnic where our friends can come and take their shirts off and sit in the park and have a nice afternoon?’ Little did we know, through making it [the Facebook event page] public, we have attracted so much attention.

What seems to be a pretty harmless event seemed to piss a lot of people off and many took to their Facebook page to condemn the event because of the exposure and a lot of men trolled the page with ‘free the dick’ pictures.

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Despite the worries about safety at the event, with a few men threatening to sabotage the event, the organiser said that the negativity showed why they need to hold these events.

Amanda added: “If we were to back out [because of the threats] we would be letting them win.”

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They’re now considering making it a monthly event and future events might be open for men to attend.