Mickey Mellen

Nov 10, 2021

3 min read

The Streisand Effect, slapping teachers, and critical race theory

Back in 2003, photographer Kenneth Adelman was taking photos of the California coastline from a helicopter to document coastal erosion. He had taken approximately 12,000 photos of the coast, including one that had Barbra Streisand’s home in it. She wasn’t happy about it and sued Adelman to remove the photo — and she lost.

Prior to the suit, the photo of her home had been viewed six times (including a few times by her lawyers). Since then, it’s been viewed millions of times, and her attempt to suppress it was the cause…