TOPLESS ACTRESS GETS ATTENTION
A topless photo of Ashley Judd emblazoned on a poster that mocks the actress’s outspoken opposition to mountaintop removal mining was on display at a coal industry-sponsored golf tournament in Kentucky.
“Ashley Judd makes a living removing her top — why can’t coal miners?” the 5-by-3-foot poster reads in bold, black letters. The poster, with a 2006 magazine photo showing Judd covering her breasts with her hands, was at the StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg, Ky.
Judd said in a speech last month that mountaintop removal, which blasts the tops off mountains to extract coal, is the “rape of Appalachia.” She also referred to golf courses built atop former mining sites, like StoneCrest.
“I’m not too keen on reinforcing stereotypes about my people, but I don’t know a lot of hillbillies who golf,” Judd said.
Judd is one of many artists, including Dave Matthews EmmyLou musicians and Harris
, who have been outspoken about the controversial mining practice.