I was reminded of this comment this morning while reading Makeup Majesty's lastest post on Justin Beibers new fragrance... for the ladies.
You can see all the pre teens running to the shop now, in the hope that buying this perfume will mean that 'Someday' that will be that blonde behind him, that no doubt has nearly 10 years on them. When I was that 8, 9, 10, 11, I was still stealing my mums perfume from her cupboard, not saving my £2 a week to buy my own.
Another example is Willow Smith. I new this girl was young, and I'm always shocked when I see pictures of her, or watch her performing, but until I was researching for this post, I didn't realise HOW young she was. 10. 10 YEARS OLD!? And its obvious from the picture above that she already has her popstar pout down to a tee.
Is it really healthy for young people to have role models, who are the same age, if not younger than them? Is it really right to make the younger generation think that looking like the likes of Willow Smith is normal?
Look at the track record of young stars - Britney being a prime example - is this really what we want our youngsters to be watching and looking up to?
Don't get me wrong, I was no angel in my teenage years. But as time goes on, children seem to be growing up a lot younger a lot quicker. And I for one find this very scary.
Lots of Love