Some politicians just can’t take a joke.
Georgia State Rep. Earnest Smith is pushing to make (inappropriate) use of Photoshop a crime after he was made a target of a similar prank and he is certainly not happy about it.
“They (parody creators) live for something like this,” Smith said. “They are vulgar. This is about being vulgar. We’re becoming a nation of vulgar people,” he told Fox News.
A picture of Smith’s head was edited and put on a body of a porn star by a blogger who used the photo-shopped image to mock him. This infuriated the politician to such an extent that he now wants this (lewd, coarse and filthy) graphic editing computer program an illegal and punishable offence with a fine of $1,000.
Andre Walker, who is the man behind the edited photo, has come forward and said, “The first Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects all forms of speech, not just spoken word,” Walker said. “It attempts to regulate speech and I doubt it would stand up in a court of law.”
Many people are criticizing Earnest Smith’s stance and deeming it to be absurd and childish.
This is what I think of Earnest Smith and his photoshop bill twitter.com/P1Domo/status/…— [Official] P1Domo (@P1Domo) February 13, 2013
“No one has a right to make fun of anyone.” - Georgia state legislator Earnest Smith, who deserves a great deal of mockery— A sloppy kisser (@rolando) February 11, 2013