Virgin Killer (album cover), Scorpions, 1976
The model above, Jacqueline, was ten years old when this picture was taken. With the cracked-glass fig-leaf addition, the Scorpions used it for the cover of their fourth album. It generated some controversy at the time, but Western culture quickly found other things to discuss than the cover art of an album a German rock band. For about thirty years.
And then in 2008, the IWF in Britain decided that this was maybe child porn—they were never quite certain—and so they merrily shut off access to Wikipedia editing for most of the UK. This disastrous state of affairs only lasted for four days or so, while Wikipedia’s diplomats calmly pointed out that Virgin Killer was still widely available in British music stores, and had never been legally challenged in three decades.
But this was more than enough time for hundreds of people to whine that Wikipedia should censor the image anyway, since “they” were causing such massive problems. ”They” being, of course, anyone who disagreed with the IWF.