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Old 05-08-11, 13:37   #1
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Question Modeling industry's younger demographic; How young is TOO young?

Personally, I think there should be an ethical boundary that model agencies need to adhere to and follow moral and ethical standards on their own rather then any forceful federal law pushing them to do so. Its quite creepy as to how young some of the models are these days posing in risque pictures; And I am not exaggerating when I use the word young:

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Old 05-08-11, 14:21   #2
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I agree. There's a little to much "come hither" in those photos. We should not be encouraging that.
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Old 05-08-11, 14:24   #3
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18+ for provocative modelling, anything younger must be properly covered and not posing to wet the appitie of pedafiles...
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Yeah, the provocative poses are wrong for her age, it's like they're trying to make her look older than she is and that's terrible.
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The lines to provocative can be blurry. A 12-year-old model may pose with a flowery dress and a lollipop for a clothes ad. This is not provocative, but I'm sure pedobear would put his seal of approval. Or it may be a 16-year-old that looks a lot younger. There are so many factors to take into consideration, that a fixed answer cannot be given in this one. As long as young females "sell", which I figure is forever, then the sexy pics of underage models will always be there unfortunately.
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They have such grown up features.. it's just plain weird to look at.
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I think anything under 18 would be too young for models particularly male models. And for girls 16 but i think those girls are too young for fashion imo.
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I think anything under 18 would be too young for models particularly male models. And for girls 16 but i think those girls are too young for fashion imo.
What about models for store flyers like the GAP? Do you think that these kids should not model for pictures used in flyers for these stores?



As I see, there is nothing wrong with kids modeling for their specific demographic. HOWEVER, when you place a kid upon the pedestal of a super model and make them present themselves as something provocative then that is where the problem starts.
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What about models for store flyers like the GAP? Do you think that these kids should not model for pictures used in flyers for these stores?



As I see, there is nothing wrong with kids modeling for their specific demographic. HOWEVER, when you place a kid upon the pedestal of a super model and make them present themselves as something provocative then that is where the problem starts.
Models for the gap would be fine for under 18's but not for fashion models for adults that you must be tall for.
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Well kids model kids clothes, nothing wrong in that. This little girl has quite an 'older' look about her features, that can't be helped. The only pic I think is a little creepy is the one with her lying on the sofa: she's clearly been made to look older and is wearing high heals. Unless a 10 year old without a top on dressed as a 'native American' can be seen as creepy in some way. It's obvious she hasn't started puberty yet, in which case a pic like that would be inappropriate. The clothes themselves (apart from the heals) aren't anything I haven't already seen on little girls.
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