Cyberspace is still atwitter over this pic of Meghan McCain’s cleavage.
Meghan McCain Twitter Photo
The daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain set off a media firestorm late Wednesday after she Twitpic’d an image of herself busting out of a tank top. After getting wind of the backlash, Meghan wrote on her Twitter, “I took a fun picture not thinking anything about what I was wearing, but apparently anything other than a pantsuit I am a slut.” She later added, “When I am alone in my apartment, I wear tank tops and sweat pants, I had no idea this makes me a ‘slut’, I can’t even tell you how hurt I am.”

She has since taken down the photo, but has you can see it on Meghan’s column at The Daily Beast, where the outspoken 24-year-old sounds off on the incident — and the controversy that followed — in an essay that followed in a post titled: “Don’t Call Me a Slut.”

I thought was funny and silly—and within a few hours I had caused a minor media scandal. I spent most of the next day thinking about what exactly was so shocking about the picture, why there was such an immediate and nasty overreaction. After all, it’s not like I was caught making a sex tape. I certainly didn’t pose nude for Playboy. And I hadn’t even exposed a nipple.

So why all this Sturm und Drang?

Could it be it’s because I have breasts? Because for those of you who didn’t know, I have two. They’re larger than some women’s and not as big as others. I don’t usually show off my cleavage—as I did in the photos I posted—which I will admit is not the smartest thing I have ever done. But it’s just not worth the drama it caused.

Is Meghan’s photo too risqué?

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