Comment on Thylane Loubry Blondeau: is a 10-year-old too young to model adult fashion? by Ophelia.
It is disturbing, but it meant to be so. As Minka said, a lot of pro-models are 14-16, so legally children, yet they apear in campaigns in sexy poses. So the same thing happens, but nobody seems to care, that actually the ARE drooling over a child. As to take someone who just looks the age, would be missing the mark, as it would turn in a “as if” and not in a “show things as they are and highlight them”.
And the stir this spead provoked, is a case in point that the intention worked. The comments above are a proof that we are reflecting and thinking about the industry and the the way very young “women” are portraied and percieved.
As for ruining her childhood: if she is modeling in generell, than it has affected her childhood already, no matter if it is a high-fashion spread or an ad for toys’r’us or some other child apropriate item. It is work, not playtime, even if it can be made to look like one.
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