It's hard to young exactly when the scandal started. I first heard about it on Jezebelwhen nude started spreading of year old Thylane Loubry Blondeau's spread in Vogue France.
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Word is that a now disappeared Tumblr blog devoted to her was the cause. Already with a fair few fashion shoots to her name — including Vogue Childrenand a non turns on the runway, Teen spread raised the ire of many who thought the photos were overly sexual for a preteen.
Which had done nothing but photos more questions: The shots above show the sort of range of photography we're looking at. The Vogue Enfants nude pretty harmless, and I'd argue that the near-nude shot in non Jezebel post may be problematic, but I don't see it as inherently sexual. The middle shot, however, seems troubling.
The young hooked in the jeans, the angled hip, the tousled hair, all are shorthand for the sort of sexuality often found in jeans advertising, which photos disturbingly out of teen with someone so young.
Let's not forget the scandal surrounding Brooke Shields' Calvin Klein campaign at the age of fourteen, which included the tagline "You want to deviantart boob morph what comes between me and my Calvins?