Do you enjoy Photoshopping the heads of baseball players onto naked bodies? Are you someone who likes to use digital manipulation to see what Matt Nokes would look like in the middle of a Muslim threesome? Well, if that's you, then Georgia State Representative Pam Dickerson wants you thrown in jail for up to a year.
It’s about time that somebody had the temerity to stand up to the Internet and say “No! You must stop photoshopping people’s heads onto other people’s naked bodies!!” and State Representative Pam Dickerson from District 95 is just the lady to make this a reality with her recently announced House Bill 680.As you might have already guessed, the internet wasn't exactly thrilled with this one. Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal Constitution brings up an even better point, though:
There is a presumption in the legislation, of course, that the head would be the offended body part in these cases. No recourse would be offered to Matthew McConaughey’s torso if it suddenly should find itself topped with the head of Mitt Romney.While this bill doesn't necessarily have any real affect on this site, you can understand the concern. I mean, sure, it's just about Photoshopped heads, but how long before we're banning the use of stick figure misrepresentation? It's a slippery slope, people.