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Vogue Paris raises eyebrows with risque pictorial of 10-year-old

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Laura Donovan
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French model Thylane Loubry Blondeau’s recent photo shoot for Vogue Paris has many fashion-watchers asking the same question: Did the magazine just enter creepy territory?

The mag, which shows pictures of the 10-year-old French model-to-be firing seductive looks at the camera, placed in sexually charged poses, and sporting high heels, has fueled the evergreen debate about the over-sexualization of young girls.

In the magazine, little Blondeau can be seen sprawled on top of tiger fur, applying lipstick, and staring off suggestively into the distance. And other snapshots of the child are enough to make onlookers feel uncomfortable.

Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, told The Daily Caller that Blondeau’s parents should be punished for allowing their child to partake in such a shoot.

“This is clearly child exploitation and her parents should be legally charged,” Nance told TheDC.

Blondeau, the daughter of soccer star Patrick Blondeau and reporter-turned-fashion designer Véronika Loubry, participated in the publication alongside several young models, but appeared racier than the others and rubbed many media outlets the wrong way as such.

Koa Beck, deputy editor of Mommyish.com, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday that these pics encourage readers to view Blondeau in a sexual manner.

“I think that I’m seeing a very young girl being sexualized, being gazed at in a very adult way,” Beck said on the show.

Shari Miles-Cohen, senior director of women’s programs at the American Psychological Association, told ABC it’s detrimental for children to rush into adulthood.

“We don’t want kids to grow up too fast,” Miles-Cohen explained to the network. “We want them to be able to develop physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially at appropriate rates for their age.”

It’s also unlikely that Blondeau understands that her modeling could be perceived and looked upon in a sexual way.

Jenna Sauers of Jezebel.com addressed this in a Tuesday blog post: “Is she aware that, to people older and more familiar with the commonplaces of fashion photography than she is, the way she is being portrayed reads as somewhat adult, somewhat sexualized?”

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  • useyourhead51

    This is sick and so are the baby pageants where people dress their little one up with fake hair, teeth make-up and suggestive dancing and poising.  I makes me sick. So do Bratz dolls and this form of modeling it is a form a pedophilia I would surely not want my child posing in any way shape or form that will titilate some pervert.  And this is exactly what is intended.

  • haja

    hmm,i do not approve but she jus looks like all the other disney singers…

  • Tle_mgr

    Yawn.  I see nothing remotely sexual here.  The only people who think such pictures and pedophiles find them sexy, are probably closet pedos themselves.  Get help.

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    Didn’t see this before, but to me, that does cross the line into creepy territory. Even there, the lowest age I would have someone posing like that is 17.

  • Justb

    that is some sick $hit.
     Her parents should be hung in a town square, and every citizen required to beat them with a bat until they realize the depths of their stupidity..THEN they should be slapped in the chair!
     If ANYONE put my daughter in such compromising positions…I would be on trial for murder 1…
     and i’ll be damned if I would consent to it myself…but then again…I am a fairly old fashioned guy who actually LOVES my children, and know that their “careers” can wait until they grow into them.
     You mark my words…this is the messed up Lindsey Lohan of the next generation …and it all starts with THAT photoshoot.
     Should hang those sick pieces of trash, they damn sure don’t need to be raising children

  • Pistoff

    The parents should be arrested. Where is the father in all of this?  He has no freaking balls and the mother is a freaking idiot, self centered, egotistical woman to do that to this child and for a good chunk of change I am sure! I really want to know what the hell went through the parents minds when she was applying lipstick and look call sultry! I am sure a lot of pedophiles out there are jerking off to this at this very moment. They need to fine the magazine, take down all the pictures, arrest the parents and someone please tell this little girl this was just WRONG!!!!!! because while we keep talking about it and this pictures continue circulating, some jack ass is getting off!!! SICK SICK SICK. Oh, and SVENSKA dear, I live in Miami, the pit of the country with lots of hoes here. WE KNOW WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE!!!!!

  • Pistoff

    The parents should be arrested. Where is the father in all of this?  He has no freaking balls and the mother is a freaking idiot, self centered, egotistical woman to do that to this child and for a good chunk of change I am sure! I really want to know what the hell went through the parents minds when she was applying lipstick and look call sultry! I am sure a lot of pedophiles out there are jerking off to this at this very moment. They need to fine the magazine, take down all the pictures, arrest the parents and someone please tell this little girl this was just WRONG!!!!!! because while we keep talking about it and this pictures continue circulating, some jack ass is getting off!!! SICK SICK SICK. Oh, and SVENSKA dear, I live in Miami, the pit of the country with lots of hoes here. WE KNOW WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE!!!!!