Saturday, August 6, 2011

Spotlight Saturday - Vogue Paris Controversy

Some fash mags really push the boundaries with the suggestive spreads they've featured showcasing models as young as 14 or 15.  For instance the reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', Kendall Jenner age 14, was in the tabloids a couple of months ago for what was considered to be, racy beach pics.  After viewing them myself, I cannot believe they caused such a media uproar... They may very well not be age appropriate to some, but would I consider them obscene based on what's out there these days? Absolutely not.
So this week in the news, I read an article about Vogue Paris and how they're under scrutiny as of late for having done a spread showcasing 10 year old French model Thylane Loubry Blondeau in an extremely suggestive light.  I went and had a look see for myself & was utterly grossed out by what is clearly no more than legal kiddie porn.  I just don't get it? Why a ten year old child? This is a prime example of child exploitation that leaves the viewer wondering, "Where are the parents in all of this?"  I'll tell you where they are..."They're on their way to the bank & at the expense of selling out their kids to flip a buck!"   How bout' their right to maintain innocence?  Isn't this nothing short of pimping? 
Pre-teens and high school age girls are having a hard enough time trying to keep up with the pressures of the age of premature sexualization we live in & isn't this just glorifying the whole concept?  What's your opinion?...Retro Threadz would like to know



Louise said...

I don't understand who Vogue is trying to sell clothes to in using a 10 year old model. I know that very young girls have been modelling for decades, but age ten is just ridiculous. And I agree, the first photos of the Kardashian girl look okay to me. Nice happy snaps on the beach, not unlike some my mother took of me at the same age. But the French girl ... ew, no.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your feedback Louise, I'm always interested in what my readers have to say.