Baby Face......



There has been uproar in the media and blogosphere in the last few days, the reason being: an editorial in French Vogue using a 10 year old French model called Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau in "provocative" and "sexualised" images. Said images were felt to be inappropriate. I am a little torn on this, while considering the facts - 10 year old girl wearing lipstick, heels and a slashed dress? I say Yes, this is completely wrong. But I have to admit before thinking about all these facts, on first glance I saw a cute little girl, dressed in high end fashion clothes, pretending to be a grown model. One could say that using Thylane lena-rose Blondeau for the shoot was intentional, in some respects. It has certainly grabbed a lot of headlines. The editors of French Vogue obviously knew that using a 10 year old would be controversial. People who buy fashion magazines are not buying them with the intention of seeing sexualised images of children, but more for the beautifully shot editorials with fabulous clothes. Do you think it is wrong or okay? I think I'm veering towards wrong. While she is certainly an equisitely beautiful child (emphasis on child) maybe she should be given a few more years ........................





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