Throat Punch Thursday~ Jours Apres Lunes …Je Acuse!

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Jours Aprés Lunes

Jours Apres Lunes , Je Acuse!

Jours Apres Lunes you get a big fat Throat Punch for creating a line of “loungerie” for children. Yes, you read that correctly. A line of sexy loungerie has been created for the 3 month to preteen set.Yes, I did say 3 month! Look, I’m not a prude. My girls wear bikinis. I even let them wear flavored lip balm. But under no circumstances would it ever be appropriate or necessary for my 4 and 6 year old to EVER  wear sexy loungerie. When I read the articles and saw the photos of ten-year-old French model Thylane Loubry Blondeau‘s provocative spread in Vogue Paris that created an international uproar, I thought what’s the big deal. It was not in good taste but I didn’t see what was so taboo about it. But in response to the bad press ( no press is bad press I guess) Jours Apres Lunes has created a new French line of children lingerie and has now gone public! Balls, anyone?

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You be the judge; is this appropriate? To say nothing of the post coital hair and triangle bra top, look at the make up brushes and aerosol cans. The implication and innuendo speak volumes.

Hey, Jours Après Lunes, you can call it “loungerie” all you want..but sexy skivvies and see through panties are LINGERIE. No matter what you think you can convince us to call it. It’s still NOT anything children should be wearing. If you place children in sexually provocative poses and photograph them, you are a pornographer..NOT a photographer. And where the hell are these kids moms? These little girls don’t need to seduce anyone. There should be no baby making on their agenda because..oh yeah…THEY ARE BABIES!!!

Jours Apres Lunes You have overstepped the boundaries.

Jours apres lunesI  think the creepiest part is the photos of what looks like a 2/3 year old sitting around with big glasses and  lipstick on next to her assumed big sister (maybe her mom if she too started wearing lingerie at the age of 3). In what world is that OK? Apart, none of it is provocative but together it is, especially when it’s a print ad for children’s lingerie. Who is this even being marketed to? Pedophiles? Perverts?Molesters? The Doug Hutchisons of the world? Owners of sex slaves? Husbands of teen brides?Surely, mothers in their right minds are not buying lingerie for their little girls? I knew things were getting out of control when I saw high heels for babies but now lingerie for children. Why is our society so hell bent on sexualizing our children? It seems the lines are very clear cut on this subject either you are prude and you say no to bikinis,lip gloss and finger nail polish or you are a pervert and say it’s all alright, even supporting baby lingerie and co-ed sleepovers for tweens. There has to be a middle ground where those of us who are sane can reside with our children and their innocence. What’s next? Sex toys disguised as your favorite cartoon characters and marketed to the 5 to 10 set? Mini Dora dildos? Swiper, no swiping!

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Well, at least she can read! But what about that poor little objectified baby, with her bright lips and bug eye sunglasses?

The print photos alone are enough to earn Jours Apres Lunes a hefty Throat Punch, but the fact that they have went out of their way to create a line of lingerie for children and then market it to what can only be assumed some of the most unsavory and unscrupulous people in existence has cinched it for them. Jours Apres Lunes your tactics for marketing are appalling and the product itself would be much better suited for the over 16 set. Jours Apres Lunes..Je Acuse!

Jours Apres Lunes taking Objectification to new heights

 

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  1. Jenni Chiu  /  2011/08/19, 1:16 am Reply

    I must have been living under a rock today… because I didn’t even know about this.
    I cannot process this…
    Is it supposed to be sexy? Or is it supposed to look like just kids playing dress up? My head is about to explode!

  2. Dana K  /  2011/08/19, 7:17 am Reply

    I remember when the first photo spread came out. It was/is so disgusting. People are sick. I don’t know who’s worse, the designer or the parents who allow their children to be used as “legal” kiddie porn.

  3. Tracy @nystoopmama  /  2011/08/19, 9:56 am Reply

    I’m no prude, but this makes me nauseous. I can imagine throngs of middle-aged perverts looking at these images from behind their PCs while living in their mother’s basements. Seriously. It’s like child porn fodder and as someone with a daughter, it makes me gag. :(

  4. Polish Mama on the Prairie  /  2011/08/19, 10:42 am Reply

    Horrible! I knew we were in for something soon like this when I took my now 5 year old over to the bigger girls clothing section since she has outgrown the little kids section and I thought “What unholy hell is this?!” with the clothing. And then, had a hard time finding a non-bikini for her!

    To be clear, I allow flavored lip balm, I paint their nails occasionally (with brands I researched to be sure don’t have toxins in them), I even play dress up with them, both my daughters. But they are taught that bikinis just aren’t ok for us until they are much older. And that their bellies should be held as an extension of their private areas simply because I am overprotective.

    But, then, I had people threaten to kidnap them, I’ve had scares several times at stores where grown men have tried coming too close to them and talk to them and even offer them candy WHILE I was holding them and say that they would love to take them home because they are so beautiful!!

    I, myself, had three scares as a teen of a dark red Honda driver stop in the middle of the road screaming at me to get in the car over the course of a few weeks. The cops never caught that person.

    So, yes, I am paranoid. But I’ve had enough near misses to know that it’s needed.

    Because I am also open about immigration and immigrant rights as well as women’s rights, I’ve been approached by women and teen girls who needed help because they were being held hostage and used sexually by men. I’ve been able to help two with legal enforcement but… one dissappeared the next day. And others, well, I couldn’t help.

    The sex slave industry is alive and well, even in the USA and France. The only ones who think this is ok are people who don’t get this fact. Or who refuse to accept it for whatever idiotic reasons.

  5. Diane Cameron  /  2011/08/19, 5:10 pm Reply

    I remember sticking to my guns when my daughter would literally cry about her bras. I would never buy her the kind with slight padding in them until she was a little developed and had some show through that she was self conscious about (at least that what she lead me to believe). So suddenly, the slightly padded bras were not good enough. Even though we shopped in all the “good” stores like American Eagle, Gap, Victoria’s secret. Now she wants the bras that have the thick padding on the bottom of the cup. If you’re not familiar, it acts as a platform for the tiny breast to sit upon, thus making tiny cleavage. It is disgusting. My daughter does not want anything to do with tops that are not low cut or plunging. I do not buy her those push up bras but when the girls have sleepovers, they somehow end up in my laundry. I always ask to whom it belongs, but it doesn’t make a difference because my girl has been wearing it, I can smell her on it! She has quite a fit when we shop. I am not old fashioned, I am just sick to death of “kiddy cleavage”. And I’m also sick of all the Barbie doll mothers who will do and buy their daughters anything with the hope that they will be popular. One final note, all kidding aside, now my girl wants to wear thongs. Everyone else wears them, what about panty lines? Yeah, I told her. Remember, I do the laundry. One thing for sure is that a teenage girl’s underpants are disgusting so where does that mess go when there is nothing but a thong to soak it up?

  6. William Gut  /  2011/09/12, 7:57 pm Reply

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  7. Conan94  /  2011/11/17, 9:51 pm Reply

    I understand the concerns that some people may have for this girl’s underwear line by Jours Apres Lunes, but I personally see no problem for a number of reasons: firstly, it must be noted that the term “lingerie” only refers to women’s (and may also refer to girls) underwear, and it has no sexual connotations whatsoever; it means “linen” in French, and was originally used as a euphremism to avoid saying “underwear”; secondly, the manner in which the models are clad is scacely different to what someone might see a young girl wearing as swimwear; thirdly, the poses that the models are in can be interpreted in different manners, but they are, in my opinion, not sexually provocative; I have seen much worse images (of adult women) that make me want to vomit, and I am very prudish in regards to sexually provocative images; lastly, I am from Australia, and Australia’s child protection laws are very strict, yet I have seen similar images displayed on Australian children’s underwear websites (for an example, go to this site: http://www.beauarro.com.au), but as far as I am aware of, there have been no complaints regarding these images. Finally, I must mention to the writer of this article (Truthful Mommy) that no piece in this underwear line is see-through, but if any of the pieces were, it would be revolting (regardless of whether there were worn by children or adults).

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