Georgia Legislator Seeks to Make Photoshopping Heads Illegal

One of the more bizarre stories buzzing around the South is over a battle being waged in the Georgia State legislature. Georgia Representative Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers) has introduced legislation that would make photoshopping someone’s head onto another person’s body a misdemeanor, punishable with a fine of up to $1,000.

In response to the legislation, Georgia blogger Andre Walker has taken it upon himself to show the sponsors of the bill how he feels about ‘having his 1st amendment rights infringed upon’…by electronically imposing the facial image of Representative Earnest Smith (D-Augusta) onto a male porn stars body.

Warning: NSFW - To see the picture, visit Mr. Walker’s blog here.

Representative Smith told Morris News Service, “No one has a right to make fun of anyone. You have a right to speak, but no one has a right to disparage another person. It’s not a First Amendment right.”

The legislation was introduced following a series of vicious online attacks to a teenage girl in Representative Dickerson’s district. It received no action in 2012, but the cosponsors are optimistic that they can move forward with the bill before the legislature comes to a close this year.

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