Beyoncé`s New Brand of Pedophilia Chic
Pop diva Beyoncé Knowles, 27, and her fashion
designer mother have launched a girls clothing line that
makes Miley`s bare-backed glam session look like a
Shirley Temple photo shoot.
The Knowles` family business,
"House of Dereon," recently published
advertisements for its "Dereon Girls Collection"
with young models who look no older than my second-grade
daughter. They are seductively posed and tarted up,
JonBenet Ramsey-style, with bright lipstick, blush and
face powder. Draped in bling, several of the girls sport
leather jackets and studded accessories.
One of the children wears sparkly, killer high heels
Pussycat Doll than
"The Wizard of the Oz") and another slouches,
gangsta gal-style, with a neon pink boa, leopard-skin
fedora and stilettos. An even younger model is a
toddler-aged Beyoncé Mini-Me with huge hair, skinny
jeans, spike-heeled leather boots and attitude to match.
Abercrombie & Fitch prompted an outrage a few years
ago with its line of thongs for elementary school girls
and pedophilia chic catalogues. And, of course, Calvin
Klein started it all with 15-year-old
Brooke Shields purring that "Nothing comes
between me and my Calvins." But the House of Dereon
photo spread sinks even lower. It`s sick and it`s wrong,
and it`s not social conservatives who first said so.
Fashion and celebrity websites have been buzzing with
outrage over the past week:
The creepiness factor is heightened by the fact that
women were responsible for marketing this child
exploitation. I`d ask: "Where was Beyoncé`s mother to
tell her daughter to wipe all the gunk off the Dereon
models` faces?" But Beyoncé`s mother—who has helped
"Bootylicious" singer`s career from childhood—is
her eager and willing partner in crime.
As for the mothers of this new crop of Little Girls
Gone Wild models, they were undoubtedly thrilled to see
their daughters painted up and posing like Victoria`s
Secret angels-in-training. If we`ve learned anything
Lindsay Lohan and her
hard-partying mother, it`s that the Lolita-posing
apple doesn`t fall far from the bosom-flaunting tree.
So, what`s next? Nine-year-olds performing stripper
routines? Oh, wait. It`s been done already. I saw that
very nightmare last fall on the cable TV reality
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians"—featuring the
grade-school-age daughters of Olympic star Bruce Jenner
strapping on stilettos and twirling around a stripper
pole in their parents` bedroom as friends and family
cheered them on. Future House of Dereon clients, no
Beyoncé`s clothes, you should know, are available at
Macy`s department stores and other "fine"
establishments willing to carry titillating tot wear.
Shame on them all. Shame them all. It`s time to redouble
our efforts to fight back against the Forever 21 culture
that poisons Hollywood, Halloween, prom season and every
season in between. In our indecent world, 7 has become
the new 21. Shouldn`t a child`s innocence last longer
than a porn star`s .25-ounce pot of lip gloss?
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
Michelle Malkin [email
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