Monday, April 28, 2008

The Accidental Whore -OR- Kiddie Porn Goes Mainstream

Here is the top story of today (or at least what the mainstream press feels is the top story of the day): Miley Cyrus has appeared in a series of photos that shows nothing and is embarrassed that the photos she posed for, photographed by Annie Leibovitz in a Vanity Fair photo shoot was released in said magazine.
"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed...I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."


I have to specify that these supposed racy photos were taken by Annie Leibovitz because I could just as easily be talking about those bra photos that “accidentally” were released to TMZ a few weeks ago or actually last week. Nothing like flashing your way to fame and fortune, right Ms. Hilton?

Basically what this means is that if you did not know she was posing for the cover, you do now. If you never heard of her (an impressive feat that has me jealous of you), you do now. If you have sympathy for this girl being exploited by the mass media, you fell for the ploy and if you buy anything she releases because you like her “wholesome image,” remember Brittney Spears.

The worst part of all of this is her father, Mr. Achy-Breaky Heart himself, is photographed right along side her in at least one photo: kind of hard to claim ignorance when you are posing along side her, don’t you think? Thank G-d he lost that mullet. And at least he is getting that money and fame he tried for with country and failed miserably; nothing like exploiting family for financial gain. Let’s sex up Suri Cruise next; Playboy needs a covergirl.

Everyone sing along:
Have you seen my kid
My half naked kid
Just forget the fact that she is underage
Yea, have you seen my kid
I got money that says you did
I'm so happy my naked kid is on the cover page


For the record I do not think of this photo as kiddie porn per say, but I must question the artistic nature of a half-naked picture of a 15 year old girl, famous or not. I mean, if not to stimulate then what function was this specific photo inteneded to do?

3 comments:

Serena Joy said...

I don't see it as kiddie porn, either, but I do think it crossed the line. There's just no excuse for sexualizing a 15-year-old. I'm sure the family, if they're that hard up for $$, could have made a few bucks off pix of the kid with her top on.

VE said...

Yeah, like I don't seem them doing that shoot with Joan Rivers or Zha Zha Gabor!

Kanrei said...

Nasa has done a shot like that of Zsa Zsa...it is how they faked the moon landing.