Too much? Sexy pics of 10-year-old Thylane Loubry Blondeau in Vogue
As if it wasn't enough to subject the female race to images of Barbie-proportioned models with their zits, love rolls and wrinkles all airbrushed out. As if Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus didn't teach us what happens when innocent girls are pushed to be bad.
Now a 10-year-old model is getting the tramped-up starlet treatment. Meet Thylane Loubry Blondeau, who was all pouty lips, red nails and teased hair when she posed earlier this year in French Vogue. She wore a cutout leotard and over-sized leopard print heels. She's apparently been modeling for years -- sometimes topless.
For some reason, she's only recently become the buzz of the blogosphere. TheFashionPolice.net has a sampling of the commentary. Suffice to say agreement on the sketch factor is overwhelming.
The outrage comes as the New York Times writes about a surge in boob lifts and tummy tucks among the Golden Girls set.
"Think of it: today's 9-year-old carries lip gloss to third grade ... and hopes to look 21. At 35, she'll be bummed out because she doesn't have the legs of a 13-year-old fashion model. And by the the time she's Helen Mirren's age, she'll have been worrying about what she looks like in shorts for 57 years — with no end in sight," writes Time Magazine.
Do you agree that posing a 10-year-old like a pinup model is going too far?
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(Huge shout out to our colleague Kameel Stanley, @cornandpotatoes, for calling this to our attention.)