You’ve seen it, right? I’m not the only one. You’ve been to the mall when what walks by but a 7 year old pop diva all tarted up on her cell phone or texting her mother who’s right next to her who’s dressed the same way.
Well, now famous entertainer Beyonce Knowles, 27, and her fashion designer mother have launched a girls clothing line. And boy, it’s a doozy.
The business, “House of Dereon,” recently published advertisements for its “Dereon Girls Collection” with young models all looking like streetwise JonBenets posing seductively with bright lipstick. And they’re bringing the bling too along with a neon pink boa, leopard-skin fedora and stilettos or spike-heeled leather boots. And they’re wearing the attitude to match, you know the one I’m talking about.
Firstly, I’m wondering if Beyonce should be charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors. These girls make Miley Cyrus look like Doris Day.
But let’s face it the problem isn’t Beyonce. It’s us. We’re buying this junk. Beyonce is a ridiculous star. But the fault lies not in our stars but in ourselves.
How often have you heard it said that kids grow up so fast today? But I think it’s more true to say parents don’t protect their children’s innocence any more today. We are the problem.
I see it everywhere. People making their children into simply reflections of themselves, and not treating them and respecting them as individual gifts from God. Essentially, they’re designing their children. Should it be any surprise that they’re designing them now in the womb too. If what’s in there is only what you make it, then why shouldn’t you throw it out when the child doesn’t meet expectations. Start over. Re-cast for the part of mini-you.