Well, we definitely saw this coming. Less than a week after model Thylane Loubry Blondeau took the fashion blogosphere by storm and exactly one day after she was deemed “too sexy” by Good Morning America, the 10-year-old’s mother has spoken out against the critics.
In a posting on Thylane’s Facebook page shortly before closing it to the public, French TV personality turned clothing designer Veronika Loubry wrote:
hey guys im the mum of thylane something going ‘s wrong at the moment with thylane and bad personn in usa about pictures she make’s 8 months ago for vogue ,,thylane doesn’t know about the buzz and i want to protect her from the deapest of my heart ,,, she’s so young ,, so we are going to close this accompte for a while ,,i know all of you are good person who like her so i send you a big kiss,,thanks
And though we’re clearly implicit by covering here, Thylane’s mother makes a good point. What’s worse for the 10-year-old: to be photographed somewhat suggestively or to be criticized on a national morning show for it? Then again, these are the pitfalls of putting your child in the (fashion) spotlight at such a young age.
Interestingly, the independent Tumblr dedicated to Thylane has also been shut down (after changing its name from Fuck Yeah Thylane Blondeau to Thylane Blondeau Pictures, no less).