News With a Fuse

April 30, 2008

Minor Photos

This image of Miley Cyrus in Vanity Fair sparked an international news story. The Annie Leibowitz photograph of the 15-year-old Hannah Montana star was deemed offensive by many, when it was supposed to be artistic.

77% of People magazine readers thought it was "inappropriate for a 15-year-old." The ironic reality is that magazines are filled with ads of half-naked or completely naked girls under the age of 18. That sexy leg in a perfume ad - 14 year old. The flawless back skin for a lotion ad – 15 years old. The average age of a magazine model is 17, which means most models are washed up by 25 and long gone are their modeling days by 30. So, sadly Miley Cyrus is just one of many minors showing some skin to sell a product. In this case it was magazines.

I personally think Miley Cyrus shouldn’t worry about being exposed, but over-exposed! She’s everywhere I turn around.

I do believe there is an appropriate age that a parent should make a child wait to start getting photographed without clothes, but a kid is never too young to get photographed without her unibrow... Lordy Lordes! Madonna, get that adorable little girl a wax job!!!!

Sure, some parents make girls wait until they are 10 years-old to get their ears pierced, or 15 to start highlighting their hair. Whatever. I get it. I do.

I don't get why a mother worth millions won't shell out the the $10 that it would cost to remove the lawless patch of hair above her daughter's nose. Thread it, pluck it, wax it, I don't care how, but remove it.

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