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Too Sexy, Too Soon?
Too Sexy, Too Soon? - CBS News
The headline was simple — five controversial words that went global almost as soon as they hit Twitter. Please do. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She flat out accused the paper of assisting evil white people.
Headline news too sexy too soon.
Jaws dropped when she emerged from the dressing room wearing a sheer black sheath with a single strap. Billions of dollars are on the line in the fashion industry which targets the 8-to set known as tweens. But it's a line increasingly blurred between cute and hot, adorable and sexual. It was just about a decade ago that the marketing and advertising industries popularized the phrase "tween" to sell 8- to year-olds everything from entertainment to clothing. It's making it harder for parents to set boundaries.
When it comes to Britney, Paris and Lindsay, my typical reaction is to tune out. Well, that is, after rolling my eyes and griping about the pathetic state of celebrity-driven media coverage these days. The Hannah Montana concert tour and ticket frenzy even made it into a recent issue of Time magazine, which noted that some parents reportedly considered skipping a mortgage payment to get their children into the show. The insanity of it all left me wondering where our priorities are, but I was most bothered by the messages being imprinted in the minds of our children by these teen-idol celebrities.