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Before They’re Even an Adult

September 20th, 2007 Visited 2909 times, 1 so far today

Maddison Gabriel How old should a young lady be before she’s able to be the cover model for a fashion show?

Take a look at the young lady at the right and meet Maddison Gabriel. She was picked as the official ambassador of Gold Coast Fashion Week in Australia. She’s modeled a number of revealing outfits for the Queensland event.

Now, we’ve all talked before about how our society glorifies girls as sex-symbols rather than people, how it objectifies them. But, to some degree, people have to be free to choose to do right or wrong. But at what age?

What if I told you that the model on the right is 12 years old?

Fashion Week spokesman Kelly Wieler said Maddison was not too young.

“Maddy got in because she was the best contestant – the judges saw that she was fit to do the job.”

She added that the schoolgirl would not be modelling swimwear or lingerie.

Well, not this year, anyway…

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  • Colleen says on: September 20, 2007 at 9:11 am

     

    Yikes!

  • Jake says on: September 20, 2007 at 10:32 am

     

    The caption of the picture says: “Maddison Gabriel insists she can ‘fit into women’s clothes'”

    All I could think was that, since in the high fashion industry world, women’s clothes are designed for prepubescent bodies anyway, this is hardly surprising. I guess it’s easier to find a twelve-year-old to wear them than to keep finding stick-shaped adult women.

  • Revka says on: September 20, 2007 at 11:00 am

     

    This is not surprising, but it is very sad. I feel sorry for this girl who is being lured into selling her body and looks.

  • Holly says on: September 20, 2007 at 5:19 pm

     

    I thought this was very sad – but again, not surprising.

    Our society is sexualizing children – lower and lower ages all of the time. This is just another instance.

    Poor girl.

  • Jenna says on: September 20, 2007 at 10:53 pm

     

    It’s just another step toward promoting pedophilia. Disgusting.

  • Heather says on: September 21, 2007 at 11:22 am

     

    What do you guys do to prevent promoting this type of stuff?

  • MInTheGap says on: September 21, 2007 at 3:22 pm

     

    Well, I think you inadvertently (or maybe purposefully?) hit a good point. Because we talk about it means they get more publicity and even bad publicity is good publicity. But we certainly can’t ignore it. I guess the most we can hope for by talking about it is that other parents will not let their daughters be models at this age.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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  • Loc says on: September 22, 2007 at 10:22 pm

     

    Jenna I’m concerned about your belief that this girl promotes pedophillia. A pedophile is attracted to a prepubecent body, something that she apparently doesn’t have. Normal people will look at this girl realize she’s jailbait and look for someone there own age to be attracted to, and pedophiles will take one look at her and feel no attraction because she doesn’t look like a child. Please remeber when you talk about pedophiles what exactly they are.

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