I have never agreed with and don't plan to relax my stance about young girls / teens taking photos or walking in runway shows where they are nude and/or promoting sexuality. I wonder why the designers, photographers, editors, etc. can't find older models for this kind of work. Having said that I know that there are respectable people who have much more liberal views than I have and I suspect Sofia and her parents fit in that category.
I remember a few years ago there was an editorial featuring Swedish
model Frida Gustavsson where her breast is visible, some found it inappropriate because of her young age while others thought it was OK and chided the critics for being prudes. Another well known Swedish
model, Elsa Hosk has pictures of the same type when she was in her mid-teens, and bear in mind that the pictures Sofia took in Thailand are sexual/sexy but still PG-13.
Again, the photos are not to my taste and values, and Sofia's parents and the photographer have been criticized for their part and I get that, but I am much more bothered by how other models are treated, even those that are in the more respectable high fashion segment, oftentimes those models are shipped off alone to foreign countries to fend for themselves.
Originally Posted by Muhler
Nude pics of a person under the age of eighteen, would have been legal back then. Provided they were taken with the consent of a parent or guardian.
Thanks for that information. I just can't imagine that if something illegal had happened that it would not just have been reported, but it would have been a scandal.
Originally Posted by Madame Verseau
@Queen Claude - the "cover up" is Sofia denying she ever did those pictures while underage.
When did Sofia deny doing the pictures? I don't recall her addressing it one way or another but she has made a vague comment about her past along the lines that if given the chance would have made different choices but overall she has no regrets. Also what words were used, because I see absurd and incorrect terms used like porn, soft-core porn, stripper, etc.?