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Thylane Loubry Blondeau's Scandalous Photo Shoots: When is an Appropriate Age for a Child for Fashion Modelling?

Updated on August 22, 2016

A few months ago there was a huge scandal in Europe. The reason for public outrage was a photo shoot published in the December issue of French Vogue featuring models, the eldest of whom at that time was under ten years old.

The photo session shocked Europeans: is it okay to sexualize the children?! There was a written complaint sent to the Vogue's office. And soon an official response was issued, "We see nothing reprehensible in this photos. The appearance of children in this photosession is a metaphor, a hint that nowadays models start their career too early".

ABC News released a story about one of the participants of the scandalous photo session, 10-year-old French Thylane Loubry Blondeau. Despite her young age, Thylane has been working as a photo model for a long time. Her parents, a former soccer player and a celebrity reporter, don't see anything bad in Thylane's work and consider the pictures of their daughter a real art. But if the pictures of Thylane wearing a bright lipstick may be considered an art, some pictures were described by journalists as almost erotic.

Not waiting until the scandal picks up even more, Thylane Loubry's mother, who used to give interviews and take pictures with her daughter, removed the accounts of a young star from all the social networks.

"Thylane doesn't know about the buzz. I want to protect her from the deepest of my heart... she is so young", - wrote Thylane's mother to the followers of her daughter on the major social networks. Though she didn't make clear if Thylane will continue to participate in the shoots, or will wait until she is at least 14 - the age when most models start their career.

What do you think - when is an appropriate age for such kind of modelling?


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