This news story should discredit any snobby European who thinks Americans are classless.
On Greg and Jennifer Willits show this afternoon, they mentioned that there was French lingerie company that is selling lingerie! You know, the sexy kind that when you see your wife wearing it, you get all warm and tingly cause she's so beautiful?
Actually no. This lingerie is marketed toward girls ages 4-12.
Lingerie for girls ages 4-12. Lets let that sink in for a moment or two. Lingerie. For girls. Age 4. To 12.
I'm not even going to post a picture. Toddlers and Tiaras makes me feel creepy all over, but this raises that ugly bar ten times more. There is a photo of a kid modeling this stuff with a bare stomach, in nothing but panties and a top.
What's the goal of a photo like that? I shudder to think of the men and women who probably have that as a desktop photo.
The goal of the "loungerie" made by Jours Apres Lunes (headed up by lingerie designer Sophie Morin) is to sell products similar to her adult line of clothing. And while there's certainly nothing wrong with lingerie, it takes on nine shades of ugliness when a child wears something so sexually provocative.
Perhaps the idea of expecting a child in a few months has made me more sensitive to these issues than I was a year or two ago. But this story comes on the heels of Corey Feldman's interview on Nightline where he says that the number one problem in Hollywood is pedophilia.
When you combine the two stories, I think it's long overdue to ask why people feel the need to sexualize minors. I am scared enough as it is to become a Father. After reading all of this, only the depths of Hell scares me more.
God have mercy on those children whose parents signed them up to model "loungerie."