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Posted Thu, August 4, 2011 5:55pm EDT

French Vogue's Risque Kiddie Fashion Spread Causes Outrage– Are These Photos Appropriate?

Forget Toddlers & Tiaras! French Vogue ran a very risque photo spread and it didn’t feature women — it showcased 10-year-old girls covered in makeup and not so covered in mini skirts. Is this appropriate?

This just doesn’t seem right. French Vogue is currently featuring some provocative photos showing young girls modeling inappropriate clothes and wearing mountains of makeup. To be honest, these girls remind us of Brooke Shields in Pretty Baby — the story of a pre-teen growing up in a house of prostitution. Yes, they’re that bad. Would you ever let your daughter pose for pictures looking like this?

And we thought a 2-year-old in a pointy cone bra was bad!

The sexy kiddie spread features three girls in elaborate clothing and full makeup, posing in not so innocent ways. One photo shows model, 10-year-old Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau wearing a skirt that is pulled all the way up her leg, exposing her thigh! Would you want a man — or even an adult woman — looking at your daughter while she is dressed that way? Another shot has the same girl in a low-cut gold metallic dress and sky high heels. There’s a difference between an editorial spread and a perverted one. Whatever statement the editors were hoping to make with this magazine feature, we think they failed on all accounts.

Check out the photos and judge for yourself. Should these kind of ads be allowed to be featured?

–Leigh Blickley

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