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?
- OMGGG YAAAASSSS W. E. R. K!!! 🙌🏽👏🏽Vote A
- UGH! Good lawd. What the flamin hell is this? 😡👎🏽Vote B
- Eh, I don't care. Media is media. 😶Vote C
- ... I'm confused. I kinda like it, but I also don't, yet I still do? 😐Vote D
Most Helpful Guy
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)8THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
Most Helpful Girl
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.
I find it all disgusting. Utterly disgusting.2THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE