November 10, 2011, - 4:58 pm
Where the heck is 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning’s mother? Probably laughing all the way to the bank. Apparently, she’s more concerned with raking it in off her meal ticket daughter than using even a modicum of parental discretion. Or generating publicity for her daughter’s lackluster, flagging acting career. That’s clearly the case with Fanning’s latest “venture”: modeling the sexually suggestive and provocative photo, below, for Marc Jacobs’ “Oh, Lola!” perfume. You don’t need to be a prude to find this tasteless. In case you forgot, Lola is short for “Lolita”–you know, the Vladimir Nabokov novel about a middle-aged man who has sex with a 12-year-old. Oh, and the flower thing–yup, being de-flowered. Get it? None of this is happenstance or coincidence. It’s carefully orchestrated. As you may know, Jacobs is a huge Barack Obama supporter and friend (who frequently wears skirts). Michelle Obama regularly wears his designer clothes. (Below is a photo of Jacobs and his boyfriend.) Hey, maybe the Obama girls should see the ad below and get some of their own “Oh, Lola!” . . . and some “Lolita experiences.”
Fanning was cute (but talentless) as a kid. Unfortunately, despite the fact that she grew up and is no longer cute (but still talentless), Hollywood casting agents and directors still give this plain Jane acting jobs. And, apparently, it’s gone to her and her stage mother’s heads. No big deal that a perfume bottle is suggestively placed in her crotch like some sort of giant penis or vibrator, right? After all, this is the age of Oprah and her sexperts telling moms to buy their ten-year-old daughters sex toys and vibrators. So, anything goes. No problem with sexualizing young girls (and though Fanning is 17, she is clearly made to look younger in this ad). This is the kind of stuff the Muslim world uses as propaganda about how decadent the West is (all while those same Muslims rape 12-year-olds).
By the way, the Fanning ad has been banned by the United Kingdom’s Ad Standards Authority. Since we have the First Amendment, the Fanning crotch vibrator ad is perfectly “acceptable,” here. But just because we have the First Amendment and protected speech, doesn’t mean this is the way to exercise it.
Maybe the problem with America is that we are way too concerned with unsubstantiated allegations against Herman Cain . . . and not concerned at all that this idol to young girls poses like this in sexualized ads targeted at them.
You stay classy, Fanning Family.
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