Underage girls (and boys) will mimic almost anything that they like or see other people enjoying without really knowing what it means. For instance, this preteen Katy Perry fan at the MuchMusic Video Awards, pictured to the far left.
While I was fairly shocked at first to see someone so young with cupcakes stuck to their tanktop, I remembered that when I was in 8th grade a girl three years younger than me dressed up like Jasmine from Aladdin and bellydanced to “Genie In A Bottle.”
That was just as, if not more disturbing, than this picture. My point isn’t that it’s okay, but that it’s nothing new.
Are Disney movies the true culprits (what little girl doesn’t idolize her two-piece-wearing princess Barbie because of Jasmine?) or is Madonna the originator of all smut?
[Both wrong, it’s Marilyn Monroe.]