She’s walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier, appeared in top fashion magazines and even gone topless with merely a few strands of beads covering her prebuescent chest.
Most recently, she was featured in a 15-page spread of French Vogue. The pages are chalk full of seductive adult-like poses that have sparked international controversy over the sexualization of children.
Should a 10-year-old be allowed to wear makeup, stiletto heels and strike come-hither poses?
Some say the photos are artistic and edgy, but others say they’re highly inappropriate.
Blondeau’s mother, Veronika Loubry, who is an actress and T.V. presenter, shut down Blondeau’s Facebook fan page over the weekend to protect her little girl from the media’s negative reaction. She wrote on Facebook:
“Hey guys im the mum of thylane. Something’s going wrong at the moment with thylane and bad personn in usa about pictures she made 8 months ago for Vogue. Thylane doesn’t know about the buzz and I want to protect her from the deepest of my heart. She’s so young, so we are going to close this account for a while. I know all of you are good person who like her so I send you a big kiss. Thanks”
What do you think? Is 10 too young to be struttin’ your stuff on the catwalk? Or are people overreacting?