How young is too young? Many are saying that Thylane Loubry Blondeau, a 10-year-old model appearing in the pages of French Vogue, is too young.
Pictures of the preteen from Paris have led to a media firestorm over the sexualization of little girls.
Blondeau doesn’t resemble your typical 10-year-old. Even in childish settings, her expressions have a creepy, adult-like aura about them.
Some even say that Blondeau’s adult-like beauty is giving other young girls unhealthy ideas about their appearance.
“We don’t want kids to grow up too fast,” said Shari Miles-Cohen, senior director of women’s programs for the American Psychological Association. “We want them to be able to develop physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially at appropriate rates for their age.”
One shot in particular, of Blondeau wearing a red dress and stilettos lying on a tiger skin rug, has critics in an uproar.
“This isn’t edgy. It’s inappropriate, and creepy, and I never want to see a nine-year-old girl in high-heeled leopard print bedroom slippers ever again,” wrote Chloe Angyal, editor of Feminsting.com.
What do YOU think? Check out some photos and video of 10-year-old Vogue model Thylane Loubry Blondeau below.
- 10-Year-Old Model: Too Young to Be Sexy? (abcnews.go.com)
- Sexy Images Of 10-Year-Old Girl/Fashion Model Thylane Blondeau Go Too Far (thegloss.com)