Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau is 10, but an issue of French Vogue, in which she wears heavy makeup, stilettos and a come-hither look has stirred up an adult-sized controversy.
The images of Thylane, which appeared in the magazine's December/January issue but were brought back into the spotlight in a "Good Morning America" segment on Thursday, are firing arguments about the sexualization of young girls. Some see it as part of an overall recent trend toward younger models. (Although one might argue that it is hard for a young girl to get a break, given all the fortysomething movie stars hogging covers nowadays.)
Let's see; a pre-pubescent girl dolled up to look like an adult supermodel and photographed in sexually suggestive poses and images. Sounds less like something you'd find in a major magazine and more like something you'd find hidden deep inside the hard drive of a sex offender's computer.
It always amazes me that the same culture that rightly lambastes those who molest children, when something like this appears, has people leaping to it's defense. Come one! This is little more than legal child pornography! This is the stuff that fuels pedophiles and contributes to sexual immorality amongst the youth and adults. It's time for people of faith to oppose this sewage, pronto!