Ew. (No, not at the picture of Dakota, but at what I’m about to write about).
I mentioned the countdown clock to the Olsen twins’ 18th birthday in a previous post (which is now counting down to their 21st birthdays–which I don’t really understand, because once you’ve been in rehab for a cocaine addiction, does it really matter when you can legally buy alcohol?). But I wasn’t prepared to find a similar countdown clock to Dakota Fanning’s 18th birthday. It’s really obscene, juxtaposing a very childlike layout (the color pink, hearts, stars, a picture of Dakota smiling all child-like) with the desire for her to become an adult–why? So she can legally pose nude and sick people can enjoy their jailbait.
I shouldn’t really be surprised, though. Continue reading
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In class last week, we had a discussion about tweens and how young girls are being sexualized earlier and earlier, especially through marketing. One of the points that someone brought up was how as the perennial Disney stars grew up, so did their fan base. To qualify that: while the teen stars actually aged, their fan bases, while remaining the same age (not the same individual girls as before), have grown up with them.
One thing I am reminded of is the ever-creepy countdown to the Olsen twins’ 18th birthday (them being finally ‘legal’), and bets on who would pose for Playboy, Maxim, etc., first. I found a website counting down to their 21st birthdays; it has a timer and everything, just like there was for their 18th birthdays. I have to wonder, if websites like this are so widely profilerated all over the Internet, and Continue reading
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