Streaker Falls on Penis, Causes Controversy
John Sieglinger, age 21, streaked at University of Southern Mississippi football game last weekend, and the worst thing that can happen during a streaking event occurred: He fell down. On his penis.
One can only assume that the entire stadium full of football fans winced simultaneously when the unthinkable occurred. College rag The East Carolinian immortalized the moment with an uncensored picture of John Sieglinger squashing his babymaker on their paper’s front page (above, their montage) causing all kinds of campus outrage.
Whatever, the far more urgent dilemma here is, “Is there any graceful way to recover after falling on your penis in front of everyone?” I’m going with “No.” Sieglinger was charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and first-degree trespass, and agreed to pay a fine.
WATCH A VIDEO OF THE STREAKER BELOW
But the even bigger story was the decision the editors of the college paper, The East Carolinian, made to publish a nude photo of Sieglinger on its website and on the front page of the paper. The incident received attention from news outlets around the country, prompted a post at Poynter, a journalism institute, and provoked a strongly-worded response from the school.
“The decision by The East Carolinian to publish a photo of a streaker that showed full frontal nudity was in very poor taste,”
“The decision by The East Carolinian to publish a photo of a streaker that showed full frontal nudity was in very poor taste,” said Virgina Hardy, the school’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, according to a report from WNCT-9. “The leadership at East Carolina University does not agree with that decision and does not support it.”