10 year old modeling in VOGUE

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    Aug 20, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_MindBodyResource/10-year-models-grown-high-fashion-high-risk/story?id=14221160

    This is pretty repulsive if you ask me. Why is a girl whose hormones haven't even kicked in posing in such a provocative manner. Am I the only one that thinks this is ridiculous?
  • brycetippe

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    Aug 20, 2011 7:58 AM GMT
    I don't find it that sexual, and honestly I'm sure this little girl will have a better grasp about who she is than the 20 year olds who are modeling like it. The fact is 20 years or 10 years, our cultures fascination with beauty and superficiality is what is very disconcerting. As long as her mom teaches her well and makes sure her daughter is really grounded... whats the problem?
  • brycetippe

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    Aug 20, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    If the mom was dressing her up like that all the time... this is where my worry would be coming in. But I watched the video, the girl looks like a little girl when she's not working... so I don't see the big deal.
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    Aug 20, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    The outrage is either artificial or retarded.
    There are far more adults treated far worse who actually deserve some attention.
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    Aug 20, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    Sad to say, but this isn't anything new. Plenty of those models you see in fashion magazines are babies anyway. Some are even as young as thirteen.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 20, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    This has been going on for decades and is nothing new. Brooke Shields was the youngest model to ever appear on the cover of VOGUE at 11. Her ads for Calvin Klein in her early teens are legendary. She played a child prostitute along with Jodie Foster at age 12. She turned out just fine, as did Jodie Foster.

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    Aug 20, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    Aren't most of the model under age and extremely young. It is a sad thing but then its the world we live in.
  • Celticmusl

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    Aug 20, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    It looks like a kid playing dress up. Nothing artistic or even interesting. I do feel sorry for her though, her parent(s) must be pretty messed up in the head.

    Brooke Shields, in terms of beauty and poise, was on a different level.
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    This is nothing new. Just ask Lewis Carroll.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 20, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidIt looks like a kid playing dress up. Nothing artistic or even interesting. I do feel sorry for her though, her parent(s) must be pretty messed up in the head.

    Brooke Shields, in terms of beauty and poise, was on a different level.



    Brooke was on a different level, however she didn't get there overnight. Her mom started her in commercials when she could barely walk. I think how the kids turn out depends a lot on the parents.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 20, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    They did an intereview about this subject recently on the "Today Show", about a 5 year old, dressed, for all practical purposes, like a woman, make up, etc.
    I didn't pay too much attention, but I do think there is a time and place for this and don't think it would be prudent for a 5 year old..... but what do I know about this subject?
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    They just crossed the line and went too far! As Shari Miles-Cohen, senior director of women's programs for the American Psychological Association said, “We want them to be able to develop physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially at appropriate rates for their age." Referring to the kids, I am agreeing with her.
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:56 PM GMT
    brycetippe saidI don't find it that sexual, and honestly I'm sure this little girl will have a better grasp about who she is than the 20 year olds who are modeling like it. The fact is 20 years or 10 years, our cultures fascination with beauty and superficiality is what is very disconcerting. As long as her mom teaches her well and makes sure her daughter is really grounded... whats the problem?

    This is not having fun at home and finding herself in her sexuality in a comfy and safe environment at home as many kids do. This is about exposing a child to the media, and society wearing provocative clothes, posing and having the attitude that just not correspond to her age and receiving payment for that. That is what this post is about and the social and psychological implications that can have in either that kid or the children in society. This is just not proper. They are just exposing the child to pedophiles! Just think about it!
  • kittar

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    Aug 20, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    Yeah, I think this is not appropriate, from a couple of angles. First, it makes me think that her parents may not appreciate her for the child that she is if they're allowing her to dress up and pose like this (think of the parents from Toddlers and Tiaras). From another standpoint, I would hate to think about all the men who may look at these photos of a 10 year old in a sexual way. That makes me cringe.
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    This is what French Vogue does best: pissing people off and creating controversy. That is why it remains one of, if not, THE top fashion magazines in the world! Fashion is an art form that should, in some cases, generate controversy and invite critical thinking.

    French Vogue, October 2009
    Lara Stone in 'blackface'
    To me, this is NOT blackface and it was a great layout!
    http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/10/french_vogue_shoots_lara_stone.html
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    People pitch a fit about this but having a five year old prance around on a stage in glittery, slezy outfits while her fat mother yells at her to take it further isn't repulsive?
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    Doesn't it say something about your society when a girl, completely dressed, only has to wear make up and be photographed for it to be "racy" and unacceptable?
    My older sister, and pretty much all the girls I know played dress up. Pretty sure it's commonplace. Why the hubbub?
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    Aug 20, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Columbusite777 said[/cite]This is what French Vogue does best: pissing people off and creating controversy. That is why it remains one of, if not, THE top fashion magazines in the world! Fashion is an art form that should, in some cases, generate controversy and invite critical thinking.

    French Vogue, October 2009
    Lara Stone in 'blackface'
    To me, this is NOT blackface and it was a great layout!
    http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/10/french_vogue_shoots_lara_stone.html
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    Love Lara Stone. Had to say it.

    Next I wanna say high fashion clothes are made for girls wit little boy bodies so obviously the younger the model, the more childlike the body...10 seems a bit excessive but I don't put anything past them these days.
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    Aug 20, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    wtf i hate having to delete quotes outta there...
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    Such high ethical standards we... pretend to have. It seems like the fear is a response from all the perverts who actually looked at the little girl and thought anything suggestive. I think it is an artistic suggestion, seeing a young girl adorned in haute couture and complementing accessories.

    I also think there are hundreds of other concerning platforms relating to the world, morality, and international affairs and this would be one of the lowest ranking on my list. The people who could corrupt this girl are likely to be these critical "parents and pastors" (likely petaphiles and perverted thinkers themselves). In my opinion, the issue isn't behavior, it's cognition.
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    Aug 20, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    iHavok saidDoesn't it say something about your society when a girl, completely dressed, only has to wear make up and be photographed for it to be "racy" and unacceptable?
    My older sister, and pretty much all the girls I know played dress up. Pretty sure it's commonplace. Why the hubbub?


    Commercial gain from a mechanized system which strips the girls of their innocence while teaching them how to sexualize themselves for the camera and for cash/fame. That to me is the hubbub.
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    Aug 20, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    This doesn't surprise me because even when the models are 17 or 19 they usually possess child-like characteristics. They're just going for the "real thing" they've been emulating with older models.

    I don't find this worse than the child beauty pageants. It is perhaps better from a standpoint of the child's psychological development, but worse for society.
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    Aug 20, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    She looks amazing in those photos. As long as she doesn't walk around everyday looking like that when she isn't working then I don't think there is a problem. I mean, its not like she is permanently dressed up that way and sits around the playground in those poses. No one is telling her she can't be a kid anymore.

    The only thing I find disturbing is that there are men out there who find this to be sexually arousing.
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    Aug 20, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidShe looks amazing in those photos. As long as she doesn't walk around everyday looking like that when she isn't working then I don't think there is a problem. I mean, its not like she is permanently dressed up that way and sits around the playground in those poses. No one is telling her she can't be a kid anymore.

    The only thing I find disturbing is that there are men out there who find this to be sexually arousing.


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