A complaint has been lodged after a man stood naked on a Trafalgar Square plinth as part of the ongoing One and Other art installation.
Ex-detective Mark Williams-Thomas said his wife and children were "annoyed and upset". He complained to police but Mr Holwell was not taken off the plinth.
Mr Williams-Thomas, a former Surrey Police detective constable, said his three children, aged between eight and 13 years old, were "very shocked and embarrassed" by Mr Holwell's nudity.
He approached nearby police officers and asked them to intervene. However, after contacting a superintendent, the officers said they would not take any action against Mr Holwell.
Mr Williams-Thomas subsequently complained to the Metropolitan Police.
Mr Williams-Thomas said: "I fully expected that the surrounding police or organisers would stop this man. To my total surprise they stood by and did nothing."
You see, this man is the arbiter of our social welfare. He may well have been the only one in Trafalgar Square for the duration of that hour to complain, but he must be listened to. He is offended so it must stop. It's not up to him to avert his family's eyes, or to walk away, or to just ignore the plinth. His will be done.
Righteous, mealy-mouthed, humourless jackasses like Williams-Thomas really boil my piss. There are a legion of these arrogant, self-important stiffies scattered around the country, and each is as shrill as the next, demanding that their frail sensibilities trump the views of everyone else. As Mary Whitehouse (her blessed bewimpled blue rinse be praised) is their witness, they will stamp out all that they, personally, deem offensive, objectionable or just plain annoying, simply because they don't like it.
And here is a new twist on the I-want-everything-my-way, attitude of those who demanded no choice for anyone who visits pubs.
He added: "This was a public place and therefore I should be able to take my children without the fear of them having a man naked exposing himself."
The other choice, of course, would be to simply walk away. Just as the alternative to taking kids into a smoking-designated bar would be to not visit it, or to walk out.
Too difficult for selfish, arrogant, holier-than-thou fucksticks though. The world on a stick it must be, or they will scream and scream until they are sick.
I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that Nanny Beeb have deemed it worthy to make an entire web-site story on the back of a single, albeit tenacious and loud-mouthed, complaint. The only thing that is missing here for the full righteous experience is some rent-a-gob MP pitching in with manufactured moral outrage.