I've decided to do another one particularly for the newer 'wave' of GaG users, especially all the youngin's I've seen out there. :)
I'd really like to know what you think. All opinions are more than welcome. In case you missed it: The pictures above depict a well known child model. Her name is Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau, and in these pictures she is 10 years old. Now she is 14. Who the hell looked like this at 14? -.- ^^^^ puberty is such a selctive bitch i swear. #banANNArant [?]
ANYWAY, Some questions to provoke your thoughts:
- What kind of visual symbols are operating in these covers? - What message do you think they aim to convey? - Is this liberating or detrimental to children? - Are these covers really about the child, or is there something more to them?
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UGH! Good lawd. What the flamin hell is this? 😡👎🏽
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Eh, I don't care. Media is media. 😶
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... I'm confused. I kinda like it, but I also don't, yet I still do? 😐
Seriously I am astounded they were allowed to publish this. It is brazen sexualisation of a child. (1) This a surefire winner for the magazine - Of course it is bound to attract criticism but they will hide behind we were just trying to bring up a discussion on the topic BUT of course in media what sells controversy, being all over coffee morning television or being safe and not being talked about. Believe the editorial staff in the cocktail bar at the successful issue where not patting themselves in the back for raising awareness on everything from mainstreaming child pornography to body esteem issues. (2) The message is "We will do anything to sell a magazine" (3) I don't usually swear but DETRI - FUCKING - MENTAL (4) Editor :- Who cares about the kid - She could be a strung out heroin addict model in 10 years (What are the monthly sales figures and the amount of my bonus)
I saw these before actually, I know for sure there was an issue with this same child model in some magazine (Vogue maybe? Blah can't remember) and they pulled the girl from doing more because they were under fire from the media. As a graphics designer I understand the effect presenting perfect images of women has on the masses. Think of it, only recently has society moved towards embracing oneself as is, imperfections and all. This has not even been totally achieved in convincing every women to love themself and not judge what they are worth based on comparisons to models made to appear perfect in magazines. Children themselves are so impressionable, the media already has such a negative effect on their self esteem and to go to this level of dressing a little girl like this and presenting her as perfect, whilst knowing other little girls would then use this type of image (wherever they see it) as a bar set to how they should be, is very irresponsible of the magazine (s) in my opinion. No amount of money is worth making a child feel they are not good enough being themselves scars and all. It has already been done to women for decades, this was taking it way too far.
I honestly don't know if they're trying to do something meaningful and artistic that I'm missing but as far as I can see, that's creepy. I'm suprised that's allowed and I hope they get punished for it.
Also, child models at 10? Why? At the risk of sounding old fashioned or controlling, if I had a daughter, I wouldn't let her do something like that.
I don't really read magazines like this so I wouldn't know much about em.
To me all I see are children/child being treated as adults and being robbed of their childhood, I never agreed-ed with child models that business has broken and ruined plenty of able adults and is a cut throat business. A child really has no place in it, let the kid be a kid, because once that childhood is gone your never getting it back and you'll regret it later, if she wants to become a model when she's an adult then by all means let give it a shot.
Don't get me wrong the pictures and the girl are classy and beautiful but at what cost did she pay and how much stress did she endure to become ready to take those pictures and to take the next ones.
I voted B. We have quite bad experiences with pedophiles here in Belgium and putting a 14 year old girl in a provocative outfit onto the cover of a magazine, is not a good idea! I don't have a problem with children having some possibilities to come in the media but preferably not in this way :-(
Its kind of unfortunate to be honest but its not new that the adult population glorifies children as sexual creatures. I remember at that age i jumped around in the mud and slid and had fun... hell i still do smh.
I don't like it at all. She's still a kid at 14, let alone being 10. It's portrayals like these that encourage little children to act and attempt to look older than they are, leading to disastrous consequences for the unlucky ones. Kids, give yourselves time to grow!
I doubt it's conducive to the psychological health of the children. Not only are we placing them on a pedestal, we are also presenting them in a manner that is absolutely abnormal. I don't appreciate it. *also, I'm glad to see you still do kewl polls banana!!!
I cannot understand how the adults who did this are not under investigation. This is blatant sexualisation of a child. She looks like a hooker, they have dressed her to look like someone who takes money for sex. They have purposefully made her look as if she is trying to be sexually enticing. Like they want people to want to have sex with her, a child. They did it on purpose. Her parents... words do not exist for what they are. They just shouldn't be allowed to have children.
Kids should be able to enjoy their youth. I feel like the way they are in the magazine kinda encourages them to look older than they are and pretty much skip that fun child/tween stage. I understand dressing up for fun but I feel like this goes past that. And it's kind of like yet another unrealistic expectation of what they're going to think they "should" look like.
I would never let my child do that! I don't think it's healthy for a kid to be acring so old at such a young age. Why would I let her burn the steps and jump up to adulthood instead of enjoying every phase of her life?
I remember when i was in second grade i got a cut on my shoulder and so i pulled my sleeve down to avoid to avoid getting blood on my shoulder and was about to go to the nurse and my teacher said to not do that because it would "distract the boys" i didn't feel pissed off then, but i do now because i was in freaking second grade.
"puberty is such a selctive bitch i swear" HAHAHAHA ^^^^ that sentence is gold.
I think this is definitely negative, putting a child in that media at that age is terrible, you teach them how they should look like, they can even get in their heads with all the weight stuff and the pressure gets big and could have bad results in the future, plus this poor kid is wearing so much make up and she's so young😱 i didn't even know what make up was at that age haha, I hope she feels comfortable without it. I personally dislike this industry and putting a child in it is completely wrong, kids need to do kids stuff
Hell no. I wouldn't want either of my daughters looking like that on magazines at that age. While I allow them to play dress up and wear makeup at home, there's certainly a limit about how they look in public though and I find it incredibly sad that these children are being exploited like that. This is a pedophiles dream right here.
I saw the first photo, and I felt like it was strange. Something was wrong with it. And then I realized that SHE IS A KID!!! I am pissed right now at the magazine and her parents. She has no childhood, thanks to some money-obsessed assholes.