Concerned Women for America: French kid’s lingerie line ‘a pedophile’s dream’

A few weeks ago, commentators and pundits worldwide questioned whether the seductive Vogue Paris magazine spread of 10-year-old French model Thylane Loubry Blondeau had crossed the line. Many pointed fingers at Blondeau’s parents and the publication, but France’s latest child photo scandal has eclipsed that of the elementary school age model-to-be.

This week, the country raised some eyebrows again when news outlets reported French clothing company Jours Après Lunes debuted a line of lingerie for ages four through 12. The ads, which feature little girls posing suggestively in undies and pre-adolescent bras, have reignited the media debate on sexualizing minors.

The online site Jezebel argued that “it’s unwise to throw stones at the French brand when pretty much every mall in America has a Victoria’s Secret Pink outpost selling lingerie to teens.” The online celebrity news site also claimed that the positions and poses of each young Jours Après Lunes model are the issues at hand. (RELATED: 10-year-old French model Thylane Loubry Blondeau’s mom closes daughter’s Facebook page)

“The problem here is more the way the girls were photographed than the items themselves,” Jezebel’s Margaret Hartmann wrote of the female models, some of whom fire flirtatious looks at the camera while seated in a sexually inviting manner.

Concerned Women for America CEO Penny Nance condemned Jours Après Lunes, adding that the apparel stylist Sophie Morin should be ashamed of herself.

“This is a pedophile’s dream,” Nance told The Daily Caller. “Sophie Morin, the lingerie designer, at Jours Après Lunes should be ashamed and French mothers should be outraged and demand a response.”

Nance said it’s disheartening that the over-sexualization of children has become a pattern in our culture, referring to Abercrombie & Fitch’s highly publicized bikini top specifically made for young females.

“These stories are becoming more common as our society further sexualizes little girls,” Nance told TheDC. “From Hollywood to Abercrombie & Fitch’s push up bra bikini’s for 8-year-olds, the United States has it’s own issues. Concerned Women for America’s members will not accepted the cheapening of our children and will fight pedophilia anywhere we find it.”

Fashion writer and Le Snob Lingerie author Marilisa Racco was in Nance’s corner, telling the New York Daily News, “It’s cute when a little girl dresses up in her mom’s clothing and jewelry and high heels. These pictures are not cute. It’s entirely inappropriate to put a 4-year-old in a bouffant like she’s Brigitte Bardot in ‘And God Created Woman.’ … A pearl-encrusted triangle bra on a little girl does not sit well with me.”

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  • mad mom

    Just one more way to “desentize” us. This should go real well with the recent revelation that some in the “mental Heath” profession want to decriminalize, pedophiles. I am sure they will be enjoying these ads, while trying to figure out how to kidnap and molest someones little girl

  • Eternalhealth1

    The companies who sell these kinds of clothing for children just see us as dollar signs and do not care anything about the parents trying to raise their children right.  Making some of the family clothing helps.  I do not buy padded bras for my daughters.  I just go to the sports section to buy bras and yes I buy bloomers; no bikinis for mine.  When they are old enough and get married, then this is what they should wear with their husbands and not in the streets. Vouge Magazine is a terrible influence on children. 

  • mkdrum

    Abercrombie (who owns clothing store Hollister) and Victoria’s Secret stores are all owned by The Limited. Someone needs to go after them. BTW are these young girls going into the mall stores alone? No their parents take them.

  • mkdrum

    Abercrombie (who owns clothing store Hollister) and Victoria’s Secret stores are all owned by The Limited. Someone needs to go after them. BTW are these young girls going into the mall stores alone? No their parents take them.

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  • Singledad

    I hope that they jail each and everyone that produced and published the pic’s of the small children not only is that discusting it is wrong and i just hope that they realize that and retract the photo’s ( the guy and publisher of the clothing line still need to be in jail )

  • Oscar Wilder

    sexy looking clothes for little girls is a sick form of capitalism. The parents who let their kids model these clothes are exploiting their kids for money. 

  • Gatekeeper

    When I was in college the Prof. went on a rant about deconstructing the mythology of childhood innocence and free the children so they could be mentored like they were in Rome and Greece.
    They are deconstructing childhood watch next Planned parenthood will talk about a child’s right to have sex.

  • Imnotu99

    Aren’t we taking this whole pedophilia hysteria just a little too far in this country? Pretty soon, everyone is going to be a registered sex offender. There are already almost a million on the registry as it is. Do you have any idea how much it costs to track that many people? BILLIONS of YOUR tax dollars. Funny how this was never a problem until 1997 when they were going to close down prisons, thus cutting thousands of law enforcement jobs. Then in 2006, Congress gave a blank slate to ousted Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez to create and enact this law. He basically circumvented the Constitution to enact AWA and SORNA. Just wait until the day your 8 year old son is considered a predator because he played “doctor” with a friend: Perfectly normal behavior for that age. Or you stop to scold a child for running out in front of your car and wind up on the registry. Or your 16 year old son has sex with his 15 year old date (teenagers do that, you know), and has to register. AWA/SORNA is destroying the lives of hundreds of thousands of our children simply because their mom or dad or they are forced to register. This is nothing more than hysteria and it has to stop. 
    Second Chance Legislation. Everyone makes mistakes. Some mistakes are not serious; clearly some are. There is very good evidence that after being crime free for seven years, the probability of reoffending is about the same as someone who never offended in the first place. Depending on the initial crime, this might be grounds for someone to have a criminal record sealed or expunged. Why do that? Because a criminal record often acts as a continued sentence and makes it more difficult for ex-offenders to get housing, jobs and educational opportunities. I am fully aware of the importance of a criminal record as a public safety tool. My point is that after a certain time has passed and someone has not reoffended, a criminal record might not always be a public safety tool or in the best interest of justice.