The prime minister of Italy, sick of being photographed with a painting displaying a nipple, had the nipple painted over.
Basically, this is a repeat of what John Ashcroft had done with some statues. But he just had some curtains put over the metal breasts. He didn't permanently alter anything.
So don't tell me any more about how puritan the U.S. is compared to Europe. It's just that our Euro friends have their own set of hang-ups.
It's hard to find a society
that's not obsessed with propriety.
It may not be clear at first,
but it's true, for better or worse.