Sunday, August 7, 2011

10 Year-old Vogue Model Controversy

This story is causing a lot of debate! Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau is the ten year-old model whose on the cover of French Vogue. These pictures are just two of what's inside the magazine.



The outcry is that she's too young and where do we draw the line? What message are we sending young girls/tweens when they see this? Another point of view is that this is art and we should lighten up.

My point of view is that it's one thing if your daughter wants to play dress-up at home - after all it's fun, but this is a different ballgame and it's really the parents we should be asking these questions to as they would have had to sign off on all of this.


In this article Click here it's mentioned that the mother has had to shield her daughter from all of the negativity and the FB fan page was deleted. I actually feel for this child as she would be too young to know any of this would happen and due to her age, obviously too young to face such criticism.

What's your opinion?

Marnie xo 
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Alida said...

I would never let my child do something like that...playing in my make up or dressing up at home is one thing but being exploited and possibly having her image used to gratify some man...NO WAY!

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Anonymous said...

I think its absolutely fine! She looks amazing and its a great experience. If my child wanted to pursue modeling I would let her. Its not like she is nude! Omg parents these days are so judgmental of everyone's kids instead just worry about your own. There is nothing wrong with it.

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Anonymous said...

To anonymous from Oct.8, 2011...you're a kid aren't you? You appear to act as if this is aimed directly at you. OMG...lol!

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

That's just another reason to give crazy people to kidnap little girls. & it encourages petifiles.

The American Biwi said...

I just plain don't get it. I mean, is it an ad for children's fashion? What's the point of showing a little girl dressed up in adult clothes? Is that supposed to make us want to run out and spend our money on the label? Maybe they're just trying to use that old marketing trick of "children and animals sell product" (notice the bunnies in the picture)....I don't know. I think it's a stupid ad as far as that goes. As far as decency, I don't think it's blatantly sexual in nature, but it's certainly not age appropriate.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing the enormous amount of money paid to the little girls parents was enough to sway them and 99% of parents out there would do the same thing. They would take the money and deal with the fallout later.

KarenKataline said...

I have a book coming out this month called, FATLASH! Food Police & the Fear of Thin. It describes in detail, one person's story about being put in child beauty pageants, on starvation diets and displayed in ways inappropriate to my age. I hope it can contribute to the discussion by showing why we must STOP this for the sake of the next generation of little girls.

H said...

I think parents need to stop living vicariously through their children.
Let them be children, encourage it.
I think the pictures are sick and provocative. They not only encourage young girls to focus on being fake,and as a means of being accepted (and "pretty") AND what kind of message are you sending to child molesters and rapists? Parents who allow their under 18 children do this out to be hung up by their toes.

Karen Kataline said...

A follow-up to my earlier comment: If these pictures don't make you sick, it almost disturbs me as much as the pictures themselves. Stolen childhoods are only the beginning of the damage done to children when they are thrust into sexuality in order to titillate adults. This damage is so senseless and unnecessary, to say nothing of the breach of a child's trust.

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My Thảo said...

Right, you have to accept this matter of fact, these girls today are no longer totally innocent, they sometimes know more than adults and, if possible, this picture has a great inspiration on them

Anonymous said...

I think it says a lot that she would get paid for this work. The fashion industry pays women to starve themselves to have the body of a child. THIS at least is more honest and healthy. I can see professionals being upset and worried that children will take over their jobs.