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Carmen “Don’t Talk About My Genitals” Carrera Displays Genitals In New Life Ball Ad

o-CARMEN-CARRERA-570Carmen Carrera doesn’t want you talking about her private parts, but she’s putting them all on full display in brand new advertisements for the annual Life Ball, revealed in Vienna this week.

To be clear, it is not disclosed whether the private parts in this ad belong to Miss Carrera or not. It’s safe to assume they’ve been Photoshopped onto her body. You can see the full, uncensored shots here.

Planned each year by nonprofit organization AIDS LIFE, the Life Ball is one of the largest and most spectacular AIDS charity events in the world. It attracts celebrates, artists, designers, activists and politicians from across the world and is most noted for its breathtaking live performances and impassioned speeches focusing attention on AIDS awareness.

Photographer David LaChapelle says the two advertisements, showing trans icon Carrera with both male and female genitalia, fit this year’s theme, “The Garden of Earthly Delights”:

“Gender lines are blurred and every person is unique in how they see themselves. For me the body is more than something to be looked at as an object of sexual gratification. The body is a beautiful housing for the soul that we are celebrating in this picture.”

Carrera famously told Katie Couric earlier this year that she was offended by people talking about her genitals. On the topic of this advertisement, which displays her face on a body with visible male and female genitals, she says “your gender should not matter in your heart or in the way you express your personality.”

The Life Ball will take place on May 31 in Vienna, Austria.

By:           Queerty Editor
On:           May 13, 2014
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  • 17 Comments
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      The usually trans activists are very quiet on this one…hmmm.

      I think it’s offensive, clueless and being provocative for the sake of being provocative.

      May 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin
      toberlin

      (… headline :)….
      “your gender should not matter in your heart or in the way you express your personality”
      My gender matters to me. I just have a problem with closed-minded gender roles.Either” don’t talk about my genitals” nor “talk 24 hours about my genitals” is the right thing to me.Maybe I merely represent a boring average in ” genital talk”?

      May 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      If Huffington Post can show the picture why can’t Queerty?

      May 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TerrenM
      TerrenM

      She was MUCH hotter as a boy!!! But hey, I’m gay. So what do I know?!

      May 13, 2014 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tigglywuff
      tigglywuff

      Just because she shows her body in an ad doesn’t mean she can’t think it’s rude to be constantly questioned about her genitals. The tone of this article seems unnecessarily bitchy, like someone who’s pissed because a woman won’t answer his invasive questions but she still has the AUDACITY TO SHOW OFF HER BODY WHEN SHE DECIDES SHE WANTS TO. How dare she!

      Carmen is more than her genitals and she wants people to know that. It doesn’t mean she can’t ever flaunt her body or pose nude. You need to calm down with this.

      May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      Carmen looks beautiful in both pictures. That’s all I have to say on this matter.

      May 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fang
      Fang

      I think these pictures are really cool! She refuses to confine herself to a single gender identity. Sexual and gender fluidity are what we’re all about! Good stuff.

      May 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Isn’t this a gay/queer site? So why can’t Queerty show the genitals. All of the men on here have seen penises (I hope), and we all came out of a uterus (if not a vulva), so what’s the big deal?

      May 14, 2014 at 12:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      Why is a ball popular with homosexual men using a woman’s body in the ad? Are the organizers afraid of the male body? Hasn’t Austria already imposed on us a warped version of male homosexuality in the form of the horrible Conchita Wurst?

      May 14, 2014 at 6:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jayj150
      jayj150

      Yeah, he looks very natural, not medically fabricated at all.

      May 14, 2014 at 6:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin
      toberlin

      @michael mellor:
      The Life Ball is one of the biggest AIDS Charity Events worldwide.
      The central message is more “Tolerance and Acceptance” for ALL people.
      Can not imagine that someone has invited you…

      May 14, 2014 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sweetbrandigirl2004
      sweetbrandigirl2004

      @Lvng1tor: Uh both pictures have a huge amount AIRBRUSHING so don’t get so excited about how they look.

      I think it’s highly hypercritical of Carmen to say don’t or stop talking about my genitals and then pose nude. By posing nude she’s not only inviting conversation about her genitals she drowning direct attention to them. Having two pictures one with a penis and one without is also a contridictery because we all known Carmen isn’t fully women she has a penis… and yes thats my opinion doesn’t mean anyone else has to agree with it so don’t go all bonkers over it.

      May 14, 2014 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @sweetbrandigirl2004: OMG! SERIOUSLY! AN AD HAS AIRBRUSHING? NOOOOOOO! Sorry was that dripping with sarcasm? Did I go too “bonkers” for you? She still looks beautiful in my eyes in both pics.

      May 14, 2014 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jayj150
      jayj150

      @Lvng1tor: If you take away the airbrushing, the hormones, the implants and the surgeries, all you are left with is a self-hating, troubled gay man.

      May 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @TerrenM: I 100% agree, He was super hot. And hung huge, on RuPaul’s Drag Race he would stand among the rest of the queens stark naked and a few of them made comments about how huge he was…….

      Nothing against him transitioning, wondering if he could donate that dong to some needy guy out there??? :p

      May 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sweetbrandigirl2004
      sweetbrandigirl2004

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: I think He/She wants to keep the dong !

      May 14, 2014 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sweetbrandigirl2004
      sweetbrandigirl2004

      @Lvng1tor: No you didn’t ! Your free to believe anything you like as well as have your own opinion, but me myself I’m a realist and the fact remains the pictures have been highly altered as we all known Carmen has a penis so the point of these pictures is directly contradictory to her stop talking about my genitals plea.

      May 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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