June 5, 2010

Baby Gaga: simple role playing or kiddie porn?

Filed under: Sexuality — Tags: , , , , , — Melanie @ 10:19 pm

Yet another girl is pimped out by parents in order to create an internet frenzy. “Baby Gaga” was featured on the Huffington Post today and, to be honest, I felt like I was watching kiddie porn. The simple role playing and dress-up games I engaged in in my youth have become too serious and public for me to be comfortable with. We live in an age when younger and younger girls are sexualized and online access places them at direct risk of coming into contact with registered sex offenders.  In this context, a video like this seems incredibly irresponsible and blinded by potential hits (and a reality show, perhaps?).

For more on sexualizing young girls read my previous posts on gyrating 7 year-olds, sexy kids (toddlers and infants).



5 Comments »

  1. Absolutey kiddie porn. Not only is the risk to contact with sexual offenders, but also what this means for young girls about “how to be a woman today”.
    Society early divides different roles and ways of being in the world, but this is an example of how this has become more aggressive.

    Comment by Hithere — June 6, 2010 @ 5:03 am

  2. Agreed, there are too many things wrong this video, especially the handcuffs…this is not okay. I couldn’t get through the entire video.

    Comment by Cristina — June 7, 2010 @ 9:01 pm

  3. Aside from the weird roomful of women dancing around the kid, I just felt like it was a kid dancing. I have a little brother, whose 6, and for some reason or another he really moves his hips when he dances. So when I see a video like this, I know it’s just how most babies dance, and it’s funny. And I felt that make-up (especially since it was a lady gaga song) was really for theaticality.

    Comment by Nanci — June 9, 2010 @ 11:30 am

  4. It is very worrying to notice that there are people who consider these kind of videos as only-baby-fun things (what about the dancers, the handcufss, etc.?). And it is also very worrying to watch this video on TV in one of the most viewed news programme in my country.

    Comment by Hithere — June 10, 2010 @ 3:57 am

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