Apparently not but what do you all think?
Okay... I can hear what you all are saying... but...
Is this really any different than having child actors?
Child catalogue models?
Child sports phenoms?
Child geniuses who are off to college at 10?
I thought this might come up. At least in the case of child athletes, it seems there is a different sort of problems. Not so much drugs and eating disorders, like other forms of celebrity. But some do burn-out fast. I think in the sports world that they should finish college or junior, whatever they're in.
It must be incredible pressure to perform in all these cases of young phenoms, whatever the industry...
Karrie - good arguments - but runway models are selling sex not talent
OK little one - let me dissect it from my head
The little girl who is today being dubbed '13' then later 'almost 13' which in my book is still '12'..... is wearing clothing which could be worn by women with women's bodies ranging up to adulthood.
Child stars in acting, or the arts, or sporting events are selling a talent for doing things with their talent - in performance -
The little girl in this discussion is selling clothing = which in my sodding brain - equates with sexual enticement - if it doesn't = what would be the point?
She could wear jeans.
If she has a strong family background which can prevent her from getting into the trenches with some of the oddities who model clothing, starve themselves, use drugs instead of milkshakes and hamburgers, she may escape. I do not wish her ill. The modeling community however are not known for treating their clothing racks as humans - I cannot see a 12 year old girl survive without some psychological damage.
I have just seen too many teens who cave for aggression in the parents.... trying to be what the parent thinks is ok.... and while pushy parents exist in the arts, sporting skills, rapid advancement in schooling, there again is the innate talent - which enhances the child's experience -
Does sex do this? To a twelve year old? And if it is truly a 'calling' what would be the harm in waiting for two years until she is fourteen or older - a much safer and solid age group. If she loves to model clothing - fine - let her do it for mother and daughter local charity events - or simply being well dressed for her friends to admire and copy.