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Surely that's child porn?

 
How far is too far when a mother wants 'fame' for her daughter?
By Robyn Addinall
Article originally in Parent24
As I read over this recent article about Brooke Shields and her kiddie porn picture being taken down from an art gallery exhibition, I was deeply shocked.
 
To be honest, I was completely disgusted. These words, taken from the skynews.com website, are what really got to me.
 
"The controversial image by American artist Richard Prince is called Spiritual America and shows a heavily made-up Shields standing naked in a bath.

It is a photograph of a photograph commissioned in 1975 by Shields' mother who wanted her daughter to become a child star."
 
Correct me if I'm wrong but since when is it okay to openly flaunt your child naked, because you want fame and fortune. Oops. I'm sorry, because you want your child to have fame and fortune?
 
So often my colleagues and I look at celebrities and comment on how some people should have to apply for a license to have children. Brooke Shields' mother should be one of them.

I'm not yet a mother, but how exactly do you allow any 10 year old (never mind your own child) to be photographed naked? And especially when you know it will become public property?
 
For some reason this situation brings to mind that of children who are put into child pageants. All dressed up, made up and flaunted on stage while their over weight, failed ballerina mothers stand in the front row and mimic every move their little dolls make. The problem is, you can't force your child to be a star just because you yourself failed to become one.
 
I see situations like that of Brooke Shields and even those little pageant girls, to be one of the highest form of child abuse. Except of course that it's all done in the name of 'furthering your child's career'. Yes Mom. Sure it is.
 
What are your thoughts on 'pimping' your child out in the name of fame?
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