The media has barely had time to cool down since the recent outpouring of outrage for 10-year-old model Thylane Blondeau‘s suggestive French Vogue spread and, more recently, our discovery of Jours après Lunes, a lingerie line for young girls. Already, another instance of an underage model being photographed in a questionable manner has caught the media’s attention. However, this time, it’s because the parents of said model are taking action.
Hailey, now 16, is a successful working model and has since starred in editorials for Vogue Russia, Vogue China and T Style, as well as campaigns for Gucci, Zara, Jill Stuart, DSquared and others.
Her parents are suing Urban Outfitters for selling merchandise printed with pictures of her taken last April when she was 15 that they feel are sexually suggestive. They are also suing the photographer, Jason Lee Perry and two other stores and seeking damages exceeding $28 million. What confuses us is that, according to the Daily News, “her parents knew about the photo session but did not give permission to use the pictures.” Hmm.
The following are quotes from the lawsuit:
She is posed in a blatantly salacious manner with her legs spread, without a bra, revealing portions of her breasts.
The image of Teen in a spread eagle position making her crotch area the focal point of the image may portray a child in a sexually suggestive manner and may be in violation of one or more federal and/or state laws.
They are also concerned about pictures of her holding a beer and riding a motorcycle without a helmet.
We found the pictures from what seems to be the Jason Lee Perry photo shoot in question on Jason’s website. We think it could be a lot worse. Granted, riding a motorcycle without a helmet is pretty dangerous. What do you think?