Sarah Hyland for Flaunt Magazine

Posted on April 24, 2014

Jesus, does this Lolita shit still have traction in 2014?

Sarah-Hyland-Flaunt-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Sarah Hyland covers the May 2014 issue of Flaunt magazine photographed by Zoey Grossman and styled by Cat Wennekamp. Sasha Slouchy Skinny Denim Overalls by Siwy | Sheer Organza Shirt by Tildon | Antheias Knit Metallic Top by Bec & Bridge.

On what intimidates her: “All I’ve ever wanted to be was successful. Not famous. I’m in a really amazing place in my life where I find it hard to believe it could ever get better. However, I have noticed that social media in today’s world makes it hard for an actress because we’re easily accessible. There’s not as much privacy as there was even five years ago.”

On her favorite apps: “I use Instagram and Twitter a lot. I’m a very, very opinionated person so it gets me in trouble a lot of the time. That being said, I’m addicted to both of them and I hate it.”

Sarah-Hyland-Flaunt-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Floral Eyelet Vest by Emporio Armani

Sarah-Hyland-Flaunt-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Silk Jacket, Silk Top, and Floral Belt by Emporio Armani | Denim Camilla Shorts by Siwy | Stockings Stylist’s Own | Pointed Toe 100mm Leather Pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti


Starlets, here’s a friendly career tip: When they put you in the thigh-highs and the pink pumps and they hand you a doll, be alarmed. When they ask you to raise your legs in the air, GET ON THE PHONE WITH YOUR MANAGER IMMEDIATELY.

This is gross.




[Photo CRedit: Zoey Grossman for Flaunt Magazine]

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  • Susan Velazquez

    Gross gross gross. Who on earth thought this was okay?

    • BlairBear

      Terry Richardson and his assistant Woody Allen ?

      • JasmineAM

        LOL’d real hard, and then felt angry that those two still have careers.

        • BlairBear

          Yeah the sad part is it isn’t really funny more sad

      • YoungSally

        Paid for by some creepy businessman/sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous

  • Lauren

    These pictures are weird and gross as fuck.

    And can we talk about the commentary? You can’t complain about the lack of privacy in your life and then say you’re addicted to twitter and instagram.

    Come on, chica.

    • MartyBellerMask

      She’s going to be so embarrassed in 5 years.

      • sagecreek

        I hate to sound like that person, but where in heck are her parents? She’s 14 years old, for crying out loud.

        • JasmineAM

          I believe she’s actually 23(?).

          • sagecreek

            Aw, jeez, you’re right. Apparently math is not my strong suit. Okay, forget I spoke :)

          • JasmineAM

            No problem. I had to look it up myself. She looks incredibly young.

          • UsedtobeEP

            …while covered in dolls and wearing a peter pan collar.

          • 3boysful

            Still young. Whatever guiding force she may have, they’ve let her down.

      • Rhonda Shore

        She looks like Talky Tina.

      • Rhonda Shore

        I’d hope she’s so embarrassed NOW.

    • Sobaika

      Right?? At least acknowledge the cognitive dissonance there.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Those comments are hilariously contradictory.

      So, the thought process for this shoot was to take a 23 year old woman who already looks like a child, then make her look even more like a child, and then sexualize the whole thing?

      This is very disturbing. “Oops, my overalls are falling off.” “Oops, my underwear is showing.” Top it all off with the completely detached, dead-eyed gaze in the second picture, and my skin is officially crawling.

      • MK03

        “Oops, I’m on my back with my knees up by my face.”

        • Kitten Mittons

          Such poor decision making all around.

        • demidaemon

          The next step is this: “Oops, I made a porno.”

          • holla

            then it’s “oops the porno video was ‘leaked’ to the public ” “Oops, my acting career is down the toilet.” “Oops, I am doing a reality show!”

          • demidaemon

            As stated in TLo’s book, this is the spiral of fame.

          • scoobynacks

            To quote Amy Poehler from the 2013 Golden Globes: “Nobody has PLANS to do porn…” So true, Amy, so true. Clearly it’s easy to just stumble into being in one based on these photos.

      • demidaemon

        You read my mind with your thoughts. YUCK.

    • jilly_d

      I did a Certified Liz Lemon Eye Roll when I hit that second quote. Girl, ya killin me.

      Also these pictures are giving me the jibbewas.

    • decormaven

      Do not expect privacy when you are addicted to Instagram and Twitter. And do not expect to be taken seriously when you are photographed in this manner.

    • lunchcoma

      I was just about to write some apologetics for her, but I saw that she’s 23. I can understand being manipulated at a photo shoot, but she needs to prepare better quotes if she’s going to be interviewed.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        I think you mean ‘her handlers/parents/agent/whatever’ need to make up better quotes for her…seriously, the last pic is making me nauseous.. (and anyone else at first think ‘Alice in wonderland/johny depp’ for a sec on the first pic?)

    • R.A.

      She does know that participation isn’t mandatory, right?

      • twocee

        Sadly I don’t know if that is true anymore.

    • UsedtobeEP

      I was going to say it if you hadn’t. Goodness.

  • ktr33

    the 1st one is less like Lolita to me, and more like Sexy Shining Twins costume (I predict all the rage Halloween 2014). And then yeah, last one? Child pornography, even if she isn’t actually a child.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Right? That first pic is straight-up horror movie material.

    • what not

      I kind of like the horror angle. I wish they’d continued in that direction…now that would’ve felt fresh.

  • Glam Dixie

    Add lace edged tap pants to the mix, what more could go wrong? What in the world made her agree to this? She looks like a living Bratz doll on a good day and then done up like this it all just goes so terribly awry.

  • Laura Renee

    YIKES to that last one. That would sell just fine in softcore porn. The kind that gets you arrested.

    • Sarah

      Seriously. This Zoey Grossman and her crew should be charged with moral turpitude.

      • Constant Reader

        I wish i could upvote this more than once for use of the word “turpitude.”

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Yuck, she already has such a childlike face so lets just add a doll to perv up the thigh-highs/do me pumps/legs up mix…

  • MartyBellerMask

    Please tell me that the one-shoulder overalls look isn’t coming back. Please.

    • CanIbeFrank

      haha–too late. My 12 yr old has already started it!

    • rosanegra

      It isn’t.

      • MilaXX

        sadly it is.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    She’s wearing the stylist’s own stockings! Even grosser. Looking at Sarah Hyland and deciding “sexy doll” is the look to go for is setting the bar pretty damn low.

    • Toni

      I always interpreted “stylist’s own” as simply “we don’t know or don’t want to tell the maker of this item.” Basically, “New, but out-of-package tights we found in the corner of the wardrobe closet” doesn’t quite have the same ring.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        Ha, you’re probably right. I was having fun grossing myself out thinking of some Lolita stylist trying to make an army of starlet Lolitas with the help of her cursed stockings. I’ll always remember reading “model’s own” about a pair of jeans in a Seventeen editorial about dressing a plus-size body. The model was a tall, muscular type like myself and I was definitely interested in hunting down her jeans…but the stylist couldn’t even find a decent pair when it was the point of the article!

      • MK03

        Here, I’m pretty sure it’s code for “Leg Avenue.”

  • mar

    She’s the one who had the incident where someone inappropriately touched her breast in Australia. This kind of photo just sends the wrong message to weirdos like the one in Australia, imo.

    • sweetestsith

      I strongly disagree. NO ONE should be touching her without her consent, regardless of how she presents herself. This pictures are super gross but that doesn’t give anyone the excuse to grope her.

      • Little_Olive

        NO, it certainly does not give anyone an excuse. But it also does not support the message that it’s not ok, which we’ve fought pretty damn hard for.

  • MightyMarshal

    The budget for this shoot was all of $11. $6 of which paid for those Ikea velveteen curtains while the other $5 bought a black garbage bag full of old dolls from a Salvation Army.

  • sagecreek

    Good Lord. Zoey Grossman should be ashamed of herself.

    • MK03

      So should Cat Wennekamp.

  • Janet B

    “How the hell did I get here?”

  • SophieCollier

    Is it supposed to look low budget? The lighting and “set design” if you can call it that, look like someone’s bedroom.

  • MK03

    This is nauseating.

  • hughman

    Also, she’s 23. Stop trying to make her look 6. All you’re selling is your fucked-up fantasy not clothes or her “career”. If every male photoshoot had a 12″ dildo in his pants, people might start to wonder what the point is since it ain’t on Planet Matura.

  • Wendy

    Nope nope nope nope.

  • Dany

    Really bad for her career too because she’s going to be typecast if she keeps up this look for too long.

    The last shot is nauseating. The dolls are the stuff of nightmares. Horrid.

  • JasmineAM

    I know it’s not Baby Mila Kunis’s fault that she looks so young, but ick to this whole thing. Then again, whenever her or Selena Gomez try to dress “sexy” it makes me feel creepy.

  • International Model

    Just from the thumbnail, I was thinking, “Creepy doll?”

    Every time I see an editorial spread like this, I think, “Grace needs a raise.”

  • furyleika

    UGH. I can *maybe* accept the first one in a horror movie context. Taken alone, it’s creepy in that good spine-tingling way. All together this photo shoot is virulently awful though.

  • @Biting Panda


  • LadyVimes

    NO. Do. not. like.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Noooooooo. Wasn’t anyone from her team with her at this photo shoot? Why did they allow this? Awful.

  • CanIbeFrank

    Are her eyes really that big?

  • Sarah

    This is CRIMINAL. It is a frikkin’ CRIME to sexualize CHILDREN and it is INSULTING AS HELL to sexualize GROWN WOMEN AS CHILDREN. I am so pissed off at the people who made this, and really, Sarah Hyland should not have allowed it. I am sorry for yelling but GOD DAMN IT.

    • Danielle


      • SierraDelta


        • Lori

          Slide over a little more. I’ve got wine—because this ish definitely calls for alcohol.

          • SierraDelta

            We’re gonna need a bigger couch.

            And chocolate. We’ll need A LOT of chocolate.

          • Lori

            Who’s going to volunteer to bring the ice cream? We’re going to need that too.

          • marlie

            I have pistachio ice cream in the freezer right now. I’ll be right over.

          • demidaemon


          • KinoEye

            *pulls up chair and opens bottle of Dimple Pinch* Yes, this makes me so angry that I want a whiskey neat. Fucking gross.

    • Shibori Girl

      Slide over on that couch cuz I’m joining you. If anything should make us furious, it is the sexualization of children…even simulated . (I posted above before I saw you comment, but you can sign me up for the rave.)

    • Alloy Jane

      Thank you for yelling, I really wanted to but couldn’t dredge up the energy. I just find it so depressing that I had to tweet an article to this girl about child sex trafficking in the hopes that she does this thing called “thinking” before agreeing to do gross shit like this.

      • Sarah

        That’s a really smart and conscientious way to handle this issue. I’m glad you were able to take action in some way, for the sake of those of us who are scandalized if not for the hope that she will be made aware of how egregious this spread is. Thanks for doing something.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Amen. And yet, somewhere, Lea Michele is positively seething that she wasn’t the subject of this shoot.

  • PastryGoddess

    This is really disgusting. Sarah Hyland cannot be that desperate for attention. Can she? What was she thinking? I’m asking rhetorical questions aren’t I?

  • SierraDelta


  • Danielle

    Really surprised to scroll down and see Terry Richardson didn’t shoot these.

  • Shibori Girl

    Disgusting. Caption should be, “Where did the bad man touch you?”

    I am in total agreement with everyone who called this out as creepy, inappropriate and pandering to every prurient, sick, twisted pervert with access to a news stand.

  • Miss_Led

    Not much self-awareness when you bemoan a lack of privacy, and then state that you’re addicted to Twitter & Instagram.
    Cause/effect, Missy.

  • A Certain Someone

    Thank you for making me laugh this late in the afternoon. Sarah needs to work on getting people to see her as an adult, not a living (blow-up) doll.

  • Highland Fashionista

    “I’m in a really amazing place in my life where I find it hard to believe it could ever get better.” What!? How old are you, like 20 or something!? STFU, you have no idea how much better things will get. This shoot is absolutely vulgar. And not even original either. It’s like they sat around the table and thought….lets take a really tired, bad idea and make it even worse. Yes, let’s do.

    • kikididi

      She actually has gone through some major health issues, so I think you’re being quick to judge without knowing her experiences.

      • Alloy Jane

        Was one of them a mandatory lobotomy? Because the only thing that explains this egregious publicity decision is the literal removal of gray matter. I don’t care about her “experiences,” they don’t excuse contributing to the very real problem of child sex trafficking. Bullshit like this spread passively condones the fetishization of children. If she wanted to do “sexy subjugation” she shoulda worn ten pounds of makeup, nipple clamps, and a saddle.

        • demidaemon

          Agreed. It is like saying, “Oh that man is handicapped. It’s perfectly acceptable to allow him to rape you.” Nope, no excuse for stupid decisions, no matter what has happened in your life.

      • Highland Fashionista

        I’m sure she has had her issues, as we all do. But as for judgement…this is a celebrity, fashion, and gossip site, isn’t that what we are all doing here, if we’re being honest with ourselves? We humans love to engage in a little schadenfreude. Doesn’t change the fact that this shoot she partook in is in very poor faste, and whatever “good place” she’s in right now, it has not informed her decision to participate in it.

      • cocohall

        She had to have a kidney transplant. I have a daughter who has had some serious health issues (not THAT serious, thank God, but still) and what I noticed was that it seemed to delay her emotional maturation (she has a twin who didn’t have any health issues, so I could really see the emotional delay). Still, when you see Sarah interviewed (she was just on the View in the last week or so) she does not come across as particularly immature. But she doesn’t come across as particularly deep or thoughtful either. In general, a lot of women’s fashion that we take for granted is signaling something about a women’s sexuality. For example, heels, that change the walk and for some of us, hobble us. White wedding dresses that were meant to convey “purity.” Let’s face it, our closets can be a bit of a minefield, and although I would wish that something as egregious as this photo shoot would set off alarm bells in Sarah Hyland’s team, I’m actually not surprised that it didn’t. But we can all call it out and hope to raise the consciousness and the bar just a LITTLE. My girls are 15 – I’m out there on the front lines of this every day!

  • 25or6to4

    Perverted, unnecessary Lolita-kitsch aside, that lavender eye makeup is simply awful and makes her look sickly.

    • Alloy Jane

      Unfortunately, I think that’s the point.

  • unbornfawn


  • Gatto Nero

    That third shot makes me want to vomit.

  • MilaXX

    OMG! Why would she or her people let this photo shoot happen? Dolls? No, no, no!

  • shazziz


  • Miss wks

    Cat and Zoey need to have their heads examined…Assuming you are both women WTF is UP with the two of you?

  • ChiKat67

    Assuming that both the photographer and the stylist are female, THEY should be ashamed! When will we, as women, stop doing gross stuff like this to other women. SHAME!!!!

  • Morales Mike

    Problem is the pictures are by Zoey Grossman, an LA based female photographer and the styling is by Cat Wennekamp a female stylist (I looked them both up to be sure). Which means WOMEN did this to another woman. With all the nastiness about Terry Richardson, why would a woman want to follow in his footsteps?

    • lunchcoma

      Unfortunately, women participate in misogyny and rape culture too, either because they genuinely buy into those ideas or because they believe other people will buy the results. It’s systemic horribleness, not just a few terrible wrongdoers. There’s a reason the entertainment industry in general enables Terry.

  • Imasewsure

    I was loving the screen shot because it seemed totally Wednesday Addams to me but yes the Lolita crap is tired…. headless dolls yes, but this is no no no

  • Tanya Wade

    This is really just sad, especially when the second photo with the rose is lovely and not squick-inducing.

  • Erica

    Very disturbing. Is posing with creepy dolls ever a GOOD idea?

  • StillGary

    In her defense, she does a hilarious impression of lea Michelle psing for the pap!

  • marlie

    These are beyond creepy. No, no, no.

  • Julie Chase


  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Shot by a woman, styled by a woman. Some people sure have internalized some Terry Richardson-level of creepiness and sexism.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    I have to wonder if they weren’t intentionally going for a photoshoot that would stir up some controversy. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the shot off the bow for a play at some more adult roles.

    • marlie

      How would dressing her like a CHILD and then sexing her up represent a desire for more mature roles? This spread *highlights* and exploits the fact that she looks so young.

      If this was a legitimate attempt to make her seem *more* mature, they totally screwed the pooch on this one.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Nothing like glamorizing child porn with one of the most recognizable child actors in America. I’m not saying this is her fault, but I’d like to slap whoever talked her into it.

    • malarson2

      Child porn was my immediate reaction. And when it hits that subject, it just needs to be shut down. No attention should be given to it at all (and, yes, I know my call for no attention is, in itself, attention). She’s sone for me.

  • Jacob Bowen

    The first photo ALONE is enough to give me nightmares! YUCK!!!!

    • Alicia

      I like the first one. I thought it was going in an interesting direction and thought maybe psychotic clowns as a follow-up. No – sexual objectification of children. Bleurgh.

      • Jacob Bowen

        It is DEFINITELY going the psychotic clown direction, and I don’t want to see the rest of it (Not afraid of clowns, just when used in a creepy context).

  • LeelaST

    “However, I have noticed that social media in today’s world makes it hard for an actress because we’re easily accessible. There’s not as much privacy as there was even five years ago.” Especially when “they put you in the thigh-highs and the pink pumps and they hand you a doll…and ask you to raise your legs in the air.” DUH!!!

  • phenks

    Ha, the Uncles’ advice reminds me of Jenna Moroni’s advice to Liz Lemon when they do Time Out. Sarah Hyland should Netflix that shit.

  • Alloy Jane

    I’m too tired to be appropriately angry about this. Right now, this just makes me sad. So sad for the state of women, particularly those that are trafficked to fulfill the disgusting fantasies this shoot represents. Absolutely reprehensible.

  • demidaemon

    WTH? WTH? This is an especially bad choice for someone whose facial features already cause her to skew doll-like and young. Of course, that’s probably where the editors/stylists got the idea, but they should also be taken out back and be given a sound thrashing for this dreck.

  • nannypoo

    The photographers and stylists and whoever puts a thing like this together should be ashamed of themselves. But wouldn’t she have had an opportunity at some point to refuse to participate in this repulsive effort? Doesn’t she have some responsibility as well?

  • Judih1

    If she is so opinionated, then why didn’t she veto this disgusting photo shoot. Shameful!

  • prettybigkitty

    If she wants more privacy, perhaps she should lay off of the Instagram and Twitter? #justsayin

  • Fannie Wolston

    Unsavory yet i am not shocked at all. seems to be de rigueur in the fashion world to portray woman as mannequins. I Googled this Ms Cat stylist, in all of her images the models look like broken sad dolls, or they look dead and assaulted. But it’s called high fashion now eh?

  • Reneesance

    Ew, Ew, Ew, Ew, Ew, etc. ad nauseum.

  • Deedles

    When I saw the thumbnail yesterday, this creeped me out on such a fundamental level that it made me sick to my stomach. Girl, NO.

  • Darcy H

    Oh F*CK NO.

  • MartyBellerMask

    And did anyone see her on Letterman last night? She was going on and on about how much she loves Disneyworld, and how Walt Disney’s message was all about being a grown up, but still a child, “but not in that creepy way”. Really? This girl needs a reality check, quickly.

    • twocee

      Based on anecdotal evidence (ie, my stepson’s 20 year old girlfriend and my 20-something cousin), it seems pretty common for girls* her age to be, dare I say, obsessed with Disney and Disney princesses. I’m sure a grad student could write an entire thesis on the phenomenon.

      *Using the word girl instead of woman in this context seems about right.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Yes I am sickened these pics (human trafficing, infantiling (I know its not a word) women into little girls) BUT (no offense to my beloved T’lo) buuttt WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT. there. the publicist (however damaged they might be) have DONE THEIR JOB! yep, we are talking about looking at this poor creature (therapy down the road fund?). I noticed this “magazine” was in Germany…and here we are in in the U.S. talking about it (and I am guessing a few are sharing these nightmare/up-chuck inducing pics.

    that said…how low are “publicists” (or (cough) photographic “artist” going to stoop? no pic of her on the toilet? religious imagery? oh wait…Madonna, the 80s :) hmmm…what if Madonna had done this photospread at this age? (or in her 20s/30s/40s/50s?)

  • Beardslee

    This is so very very disturbing, even more so because it appears that the stylist and photographer are women. Have we realized nothing? Learned nothing? Women should not be party to this, or made party to this.

    • boweryboy

      And I bet if you had the opportunity to express this to the women responsible they would say something to the effect of as women they’re in charge of the imagery and are “taking it back”. Feh.

      • Beardslee

        You are so right. And I hate that argument. Ignorant and wrong headed.

  • boweryboy

    This is gross. Just gross.
    On an unrelated note to the gross editorial, I’m sure I’m not the only Seattlite who can’t help noticing that Dina Martina uses the same doll in the last photo as her daughter Phoebe (pronounced Foe-Ebb-Be) in some of her shows.

    • marlie

      You’re kidding about the name, right? Douchetastic.

      • boweryboy

        No. Did I miss something about the name?

        Anyhow, Dina Martina is a brilliantly bizarre and surreal drag queen/performance artist (largely more performance art than drag). Her shtick is she’s a washed up Vegas entertainer with hair on her back who can no longer fit her outfits (or “ouch” fits) and performs messed up covers of pop songs between videos and witty banter with the audience. Either you like it or not. The doll plays her perpetually bored daughter.

        • marlie

          I just meant the way the name “Phoebe” was pronounced. It’s a little obnoxious. This, coming from the person who has a friend who named their kid “Sage” but pronounces it “Saaaj.” Just… say it normally, please.

          • boweryboy

            Ahh…that’s the joke. You Tube “Dina Martina – The President’s Day Song” for an example of her humor.

          • marlie

            Aha. I’ll check it out!

          • marlie

            Also, I wasn’t joking about the friend. It’s just a little pretentious. 😛

  • conniemd

    Never read Flaunt magazine, but I don’t find it surprising that a magazine called FLAUNT would print inappropriate pictures. And yes it is gross to sexualize a woman made up to look like a child.

  • sagecreek

    Anyone else having trouble seeing the Michele Williams piece? I’ve rebooted and tried two different browsers, it just comes up empty.

    • decormaven

      Ha ha! Like minds and all..

  • decormaven

    Not related to this post post: Today’s post on Michele Williams will not load. I’ve viewed several banner ads, though! Do I get a Winky Button?

    • sagecreek

      Jinx! And thanks…. I hated to think my new computer was already acting up!

  • Judy_J

    This totally creeps me out.

  • MaggieMae

    Go, BKs, go! I’m with you on the outrage!

  • thecitysleeps

    THIS WAS PHOTOGRAPHED BY A WOMAN? Jesus Christ. Also, honey it’s either you’re addicted to social media or you complain about the lack of privacy…

  • Little_Olive

    Wrong. Wrong on many levels and from her, the editor, the photographer, the stylist, the magazine, her parents, her manager. her publicist and so on. No no no.
    Oh, and eew.

  • barbarienne

    Definitely a “what the shit is this?” moment. Awful. Just horrifying.

  • Mary Lauer

    Flashing back to Pretty Baby … 8-(

    • sleah_in_norcal

      i kind of hate to admit it, but i loved pretty baby. it was the story of something that happened to a young girl. and brooke shields was great in it.

  • Yolanda13

    I just want to throw a blanket over her in the last picture and sternly tell her to put her legs down. Sarah, Sarah, SARAH! The only success garnered from this pictorial is that it has successfully grossed us all out.

  • Little_Olive

    I’ve read most of the commentariat for this post, and as a TLo senior, I declare I’ve never seen so much coincidence in all of our us BK’s opinions. We should mail this to someone in charge.

    • @Biting Panda

      I tweeted Ms. Hyland and Flaunt Mag, but yes, I’d love to see someone take this whole thing to task. Of course my tweets never appeared on either of their feeds.

  • AnnieOakley

    Some of the comments on this are genuinely disturbing. Sarah Hyland, the photographer and the stylist aren’t to blame for human trafficking or child sexual abuse, nor are they encouraging it. The blame for that rests solely on the shoulders of the RAPISTS who perform the act and to act like the women involved in this shoot are even 1% to blame for the sexual abuse or assault of minors or women is vile.

    • @Biting Panda

      I am curious as to how these pics, especially the last, in not encouraging the sexual abuse of children? The image specifically portrayed is that of a very young girl (thank you dolls) in young girl clothes with contrasting sexy hose and heels while showing a confused and/or scared facial expressions. If that exact photo was taken of an actual child it would most certainly be suspect and creeper material. By making sure this young woman looks like a child, not a woman in her 20s, they are in fact perversely t mixing the ideas of “sexual” and “childlike”. This glamorizes a very sick and disturbing thing. This is not fashion. In my (and many others) opinion.

      (please note my “tone” is not argumentative, simply conversational)

      • AnnieOakley

        I don’t actually find the shoot childlike so much as relying on horror movie tropes (the wide eyed creepy girl, possessed dolls – she goes from having a bunch of dolls in one photo to having only one and in all the photos she’s posing stiffly, like a doll), but that’s honestly not my issue – if people want to find the shoot inappropriate, okay, go for it, we’re not all going to see eye to eye. I also don’t think Sarah looks half as young as people claim (14, really? I see 18-19). I do have a question – would you find this shoot as creepy if it featured say, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence or Margot Robbie? They’re all the same age as Sarah.

        The people out there linking this to actual abuse (or, in one case, linking this shoot to an assault on Sarah a few months ago) are the ones I have issues with. I just can’t agree with putting blame on anyone but actual rapists/abusers.The only thing encouraging the sexual abuse of children is actual abusers. It just rubs me the wrong way to, in a way, blame a group that has done nothing but a shoot that’s in bad taste (a shoot featuring an adult woman, aimed at people interested in fashion, which will probably run next to an article that specifies her age) and say “Well, you’re encouraging people to harm children because some people think you look half your age”. It’s one thing to talk about the shoot being uncomfortable or inappropriate, it’s another to say “This shoot is part of the reason creepers abuse children”. It seems to me that it’s along the lines of going into a post about a photoshoot of another female celebrity and saying “This is why women get raped. Why is she encouraging the sexual abuse of women?”.

        (Same with my tone – whatever the text equivalent of bitchy resting face is, I seem to have it. I’m not mad or yelling!)

        • @Biting Panda

          (Sorry, I meant to reply to this over the weekend. I enjoyed that the discussion was that of calmness. I love the comments section here, so unlike 95% of the other places online.)

          I agree, that in no way does this shoot – or any shoot, anywhere – should suddenly shift the blame of Sara’s assault on her shoulders. That is some victim blaming shenanigans.

          This subject is something that gets me fired up. As a mother, of both a sexually mature teen young woman and a young, impressionable elementary aged daughter I see so much shit thrown at them. So many images of what they are being told is sexy or what they are being told is proper behavior, etc.

          My main take away from the images of this editorial are young girl in “oopsy, I’m a naughty girl” type pose and dress. She is dressed like a child, yet is posed provocatively. That’s a conflicting message to put out into the world. I only vaguely get the hint of the horror story and they didn’t play that up enough if that was the tone they wanted to set. (which I believe,it was not)

          To me, this encourages the pervs, the rapists, the pedos because they are being shown these types of images as Fashion, As acceptable. As mainstream. It is normalizing their predator fetish and that is very dangerous to innocent prey everywhere. That does put some blame on the mag, the photographer, the stylist, the star. They are willingly creating a mixed and dangerous message and images and in doing so, they are putting themselves in a place to say “We contributed to it. We fed the monster.”

  • stubbornthoughts

    I fucking hate wide, dead-eyed, doe-eyed female editorials. Fuck this shit.

    And, honey, you’re earning no respect or fans with those quotes.

  • MannahattaMamma

    REALLY foul. Plus um… “no privacy” is a problem? Then … um… DONT USE INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER.

  • Ashleigh

    Kind of love it! They’re just photos with a bit of an edge. Then again, I love Terry Richardson too.

  • Joanna

    Honestly, the thigh highs and heels are the part that make the last picture so objectionable. If it were just her in a pair of cutoffs with the doll, I wouldn’t have that much of a problem with it, other than thinking that she’s setting herself up to not get any grown-up roles for a decade. I don’t mind the first pic, because like someone else said, it’s creepy in an evil clown kind of way. If they had just stuck with that, they would have been fine. After all, didn’t Johnny Depp just have an entire editorial lately with him and teddy bear?

  • formerlyAnon

    Creepy as shit.

  • OffToSeeHim

    I can’t believe Terry Richardson didn’t shoot this. It’s got his stink all over it. I mean… EW.

  • quiltrx

    This is VERY gross.
    And besides, the dolls are wrong…she’s a human Bratz doll, after all. 😉

  • Angela Cotsones Shea

    Yeah, that thigh high one is now saved in the spank bank of many super creepy men

  • Skippy Devereaux

    Never heard of her, but then I have never heard of 90% of the people on this site. I grew up in the oldies era. Ya know, Gable, Newman, Crawford, Fontaine…..those people. Not these new ones.

  • Skippy Devereaux

    Did my comment get deleted? Did I say something wrong? All I asked was, who is she?

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  • Charles Deeck

    The people who had negative comments on these photos obviously have NO LIFE !! (Oh and DONT LOOK THEn !