Katie (a kind of British Kim Kardashian) threw her tuppence-worth into the debate about the over-sexualization of children, specifically pre-teen girls in fake tan, full make-up, wearing clothes which would be fairly revealing and provocative on a grown woman, or worse, contain padding which suggest curves no child should have.
As a mother of young children herself, Katie is very much against that, and she knows who to blame.
“When you look at young girls at senior school today, they’re wearing the shortest skirts and all trying to look like Britney. So I suppose maybe that’s where it all started — with Britney’s ‘Hit Me Baby’ video, with her running around in that school uniform.” “Kids see these girls dressed in this provocative manner and want to copy them. It makes me angry, but it sells.” (via the Mirror)
A fair point, and one that’s been made many times in the last 13 years (yes, it really has been that long since “Baby, One More Time”). It’s all Britney’s fault. And the parents, well, Katie’s got a special place in hell reserved for them: “It is disgusting. I don’t agree with it at all. I think surgeons and mums who encourage these young girls to have cosmetic work done, or have fake false boobs, should be shot.” “It’s horrible when you see these pictures of young children wearing make-up, having fake tans and so on. It’s sad.”
A fairly robust line to be taken, you’d have thought, from someone who has publicly been under the surgeon’s knife a few times, who has made a brand for herself built upon sexually-charged photographs, in newspapers which any child could easily open and digest. Oh, and someone whose own daughter, like all little girls, loves to experiment with mummy’s make-up and false eyelashes. A picture recently appeared which was taken from Facebook that showed little Princess (oh, didn’t we mention she called her daughter Princess? She did that) in full slap
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