Thursday, August 4, 2011

The 10 Year Old Vogue Model...And How Gross I Think This Is

I know the fashion industry sometimes has so very little sense, but this really seals it.

These are some of the photos of a spread in French Vogue earlier this year.   The model is 10 years old.

As a mother of a little girl, this makes me so freaking ill.

I dread those days that I know inevitably will come when creepers will eye Maggie inappropriately...and a couple of times ~perhaps it has been the paranoid mom in me ~ I feel as it may have happened already.

There are sick people out there.  A little bit of my heart dies at the news reports of child pornography rings that are discovered around the country...and it makes me WANT TO BARF that some of those involved have jobs like teachers or  caregivers.

Jaycee Dugard, anyone?  Elizabeth Smart?  Does everyone have such short memories?  Go to  the BandBackTogether.com  and read some of the stories of women who have been affected by sexual abuse.

Why can't kids be kids?  Why do they have to be rushed to grow up?  The world is a big, bad place.   This girl should be catching bugs, bedazzling crap and playing with puppies.  NOT POSING TOPLESS!




I don't think this is right.  I think it is incredibly "off" and the girl's best interests aren't at heart.


Didn't anyone watch "Run, Baby, Run?"

Yuck.

2 comments:

carolkletus said...

I,m still trying too get over TODDLERS and TIARAS,, This is nothing but another excuse to glamorize an industry full of flaws,,Also what agency in the industry would actually book a 10 year old child,,What designer?,What fragrance company?
And for what reason?

Samantha+3.5 said...

ohmygosh. How disturbing. I am truly, truly disgusted by the topless photo. I see a lot of parents trying to get their kids into Glamour Shots and whatnot trying to make them glamorous and they are like, four. Same goes for those Toddlers & Tiaras shows...so sad. What the heck happened to kids being kids? Shame, shame.