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Over Exposure for Cindy's Little Girl?

Over Exposure for Cindy's Little Girl?

Cindy Crawford is being criticized for letting her 5-year-old daughter pose for pictures that some are calling kiddie porn. The pictures of Kaya posing in swimsuit bottoms and topless and with a tattoo on her back have now been pulled from a trendy beachwear website. Has Cindy crossed the line? Click here to see the pictures and decide for yourself. The Lowdown reports:

Trendy Melissa Odabash beachwear - which has outfitted celebs such as Britney Spears, Uma Thurman and Pamela Anderson - yesterday announced it will pull pics of Kaya from its Web site.

One shows the 5-year-old daughter of Crawford and nightclub owner Rande Gerber posing topless, peeking over her left shoulder at the camera, with white shorts with a lower-back tattoo. Others show her in a string bikini.

Another critic wrote: "The topless one with the back tattoo and the provocative pose borders on kiddie porn. The child is cute and makes an excellent model, but the poses and the swimsuits are far too sexualized for children. Shame on you, Cindy, to let your 5-year-old baby participate in this."

Crawford's PR rep initially laughed off the criticism. "Oh my God, that's ridiculous," she said yesterday. "It's a stick-on tattoo!" Asked for a comment from Kaya's parents, the flack said: "Cindy's friends own this company. It was just a fun little photo shoot they did in Malibu one day. Kaya is not modeling."

We knew the pics we posted the other day would create backlash but it looks like Cindy isn't too worried. She seems more worried about being accused of using Botox. Based on these images from the Runway For Life St Jude's Childrens Hospital Charity Event, what do you think? We've seen Cindy in person and she really is stunning - even better looking in person. Lots more pics so


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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
this whole thing is so sick. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i agree with the not posting on the internet thing, but charges needing to be filed? come on isnt that being just a little bit ridiculous? i honestly feel that they were having fun, hey lets make her look like mommy kind of thing. was it the best decision in the world probably not, but was it malicious, absolutely not.
Annie2u59 Annie2u59 10 years
of course we have photos of our kids in the tub, but not plastered all over the Internet, there are sick people out there and i`ll be damned if one of them will do sick crap while looking at a picture of any kid i took. those would be great photos for home viewing, but on the net you cant control what happens, look at all the kids who are kidnapped, the mother of the woman who had her throat cut and her baby stolen put a sign out in front of the house to welcome home the new baby, and they think that's why the baby was taken, don't advertise your children, this is a rotten stinking world sometimes, not every one thinks like us!
clepiau clepiau 10 years
I think the point some earlier posters were trying to make (which I very much agree with) is that it wasn't the toplessness, but the pose that is problematic. There is nothing wrong with a picture of a small child topless, in the bathtub, on the beach building a sand castle, playing with her parents in the ocean, etc. But for a five year old to be given a tattoo (stick on or not) that is universally recognized by every realistic adult as a "come and get it" symbol and posed in a manner that is sexually suggestive (go to Pop's earlier post on this topic and note Cindy's near identical pose from a previous shoot) is extremely disturbing. Would it be nauseating American puritanism if the rep had also had to add, "Oh, please, it's just candy penis she's got in her mouth for goodness sake. Pedophiles will be pedophiles, after all..."??
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 10 years
I agree I don't see the pictures as kiddie porn. They are cute and innocent.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
god what is this world coming to? who doesnt have a naked bathtub photo, which is essentially what these pics are. you know if we allow perverts run our lives, then they have won. im sorry but if cindy wants to take pictures of her child, then its her right as a mother to do so.
SevenOver SevenOver 10 years
In addition to working toward a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, I currently assist in rehabilitation programs inside two state prisons in Ohio. While I do not work with pedophiles (and do not believe that it is even possible to rehabilitate a pedophile), I have had the opportunity to view the actual scrapbooks compiled and treasured by some convicted pedophiles. These books contain real photos of children as well as photos cut from magazines and newspapers. There is no way I can describe to you the horror that one feels when taking this peek into the mind of a child molester. What I can tell you is that photos of this nature are absolutely what these sick individuals get off on. So...is the picture itself "pornographic"? Obviously, the answer is no. Is the child posed in a way that is too mature, too suggestive? I believe so. Is the photograph one that would encourage and excite a pedophile? Absolutely...and why would any mother want to place their child in that position by allowing these photos to be public?
Merci Merci 10 years
Cindy and her rep are being defensive!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
I didn't see em*
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
amen springchicken..plus kids love to be naked. i babysit one little girl who's favorite thing to do is strip in the other room then run around me in circles and laugh her ass off...
lms lms 10 years
I agree with you sweet pea. I feel that a pedophile will get turned on by a school picture of a kid if that is what they are into. Obviously it is our responsibilities as parents to monitor our children and try to prevent them from harm, but we should not be so petrified that we blow such simple innocent things out of proportion.
springchicken springchicken 10 years
what on earth is the matter with you people??? She's FIVE for cripe's sake and should be free to be "topless" wtf does she have to cover up?? This American puritanism is nauseating and reaching epidemic proportions. Sheesh. She'd look a heck of a lot cuter in that "bikini" if it was just the bottom - triangle tops look idiotic on little girls - they have nothing to cover up and look seriously tacky in full "big girl" regalia. Loosen up people.
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
SweetPea, Savanna - I'm with you guys. I don't see anything particularly wrong with the pics. I think it's a bit extreme to call it child porn. The only thing that might be dicey is being famous...there are probably some security risks involved that wouldn't be an issue with just some random person's child. But seriously those who read into it..the problem is with their mind...
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
I think I'm in the minority here, but I wasn't particularly disturbed by the pics.
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 10 years
Yeah, I don't know if I so much agree with all the bs. I think that if you have a naughty mind, it doesn't matter WHAT pose she's doing, perverts are going to think what they want. I've got poses my daughter did at 3-5 and she would copy Marily Monroe.....does that make me a bad mommy? If not, then is it just because the pics weren't a modeling gig? Believe in Magic!
Christina23559 Christina23559 10 years
I am 100% with you Savanna. I think that people are just over reacting. She doesn't look like anyone FORCED her to pose like that. She just looks like she was being a cute little girl. I think that the pervs of the world can find any picture stimulating, and that the Celebs shouldn't have to worry about how people will perceive their cute pictures. And that's my two cents.
AbbiCadabbi AbbiCadabbi 10 years
Personally, I thought the pics were cute. The topless one was a bit much. But what's so different from her being topless & Courtney Cox-Arquette having CoCo in nothing but a swim diaper??? Last time I checked, she's a girl too. Besides, Kaya's Bikini had more material than what some grown women wear in front of children.
pollypo pollypo 10 years
I'm so glad they pulled those pictures. It's good that it was a famous person's child, b/c otherwise there might not have been enough exposure for a backlash. Hopefully this will be a wake-up call to that catalog (not to mention to Cindy and her husband!!!) - these kind of pictures of little girls are WRONG. They are a pedophile's dream.
Irishgal Irishgal 10 years
I am surprised at Cindy. She should have known better. There are perverts out there. That photo with Kaya topless was definitely inappropriate.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
Cindy should be ashamed.
snowpiece snowpiece 10 years
you know what I think, there's nothing wrong with taking pictures like that for you and your family, but then to put them on the web? why? It's inviting the perverts in to your life!
Savanna1 Savanna1 10 years
100% I am not arguing the fact that the pics were okay to go on the internet, but that this pics are not the worst thing a mom could do. Also I am not tryin to change YOU or anyone else's mind about the situation.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
You know, I was thinking the same thing when I saw those pics yesterday. I thought they looked like kiddie porn shots and that the pervs would prolly get ahold of them and go nuts! Hooooo-boy! What a can of worms this has opened!
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Who the hell was being "considerate of a perv"? Yes, there are pedophiles out there and they cruise the net looking for pictures JUST LIKE the one of Kaya topless. Cindy is getting "bashed" for allowing that picture to be posted on a website where some ped can get his rocks off looking at it. Aren't we supposed to protect children from this?
Fiona Fiona 10 years
I also found them disturbing... those were not innocent little girl pics... a string bikini and a tattoo? Come on Cindy....
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