Scandalous- Pop Magazine Thinks Strangling A 16 Year Old Girl Is “Fashionable”
How low can editors judgment's go exactly? Well apparently a lot. Jezebel got their hands on this new editorial from Pop Magazine that features 16 year old Hailey Clauson being chocked by man, holding hand hands with a topless porn star named “Destiny” and last but not least standing next to a middle aged woman that is fully nude.
Hailey has been the source of much controversy when she walked for Diane von Furstenberg and a few other designers despite the age limit set by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. DVF’s PR rep stated that the designer was apparently unaware that Hailey was underage.
A much more publicized incident last year involved Hailey’s parents suing Urban Outfitters and photographer Jason Lee Parry to the tune of $28 million for the unauthorized use of photographs featuring their daughter in “salacious” and “provocative” poses. Hailey was 15 at the time. The photographs were salacious because according to court papers Jason Lee Parry took pictures of the young model posing “in a blatantly salacious manner with her legs spread, without a bra, revealing portions of her breasts. The image of Teen in a spread eagle position making her crotch area the focal point of the image may portray a child in a sexually suggestive manner and may be in violation of one or more federal and/or state laws."
It is hard to imagine what the editors at POP Magazine were thinking in light of the exploitation that the young model has gone through in the past. Jezebel writes, for a magazine to sexualize violence against women in this way is frankly disgusting. This is not fashion, and this is not an appropriate way to depict any woman in a fashion spread — no matter her age. But to do this to a teenaged girl, when teenaged girls are among the groups most at risk of suffering violence at the hands of the men in their lives, is arguably even more offensive.
Head over to Styleite to see the NSFW images and judge for yourself.
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