I’ve generated a fair bit of traffic and a few comments over the last week or so following my original post on the pictures of Miley Cyrus in Vanity Fair.
I stand by my original belief that VF, the photographer and everyone involved from the other central characters and those on the periphery are guilty of a horrendous mistake.
The sexualisation of children is starting younger and Hannah Montana’s fanbase – a high proportion of under-10s – are already being sent enough confused and confusing messages without one of their Disney idols being photographed in this manner.
These children feel pressurised to either have sex or confront their own sexuality.
Childline maintains it confirms suspicions that today’s generation of children remain “in the dark about the biological and emotional aspects of sex”.
It also claims that they are not getting an important part of their sexual education and development in schools and psychologists are calling on the Government to take note of the figures.
The debate about the rights and wrongs Vanity Fair pictures featuring 15 year-old Miley Cyrus continue to rage.
Childline’s latest figures adds a sobering twist to the discussion, at least on this side of the Atlantic.