Calvin Klein has been on the cutting edge of fashion--and the tightrope of what is questionable and blatantly inexcusable--for years. His sexualization of children for dollars was taking place more than 10 years ago with the underage Brooke Shields--and is still here today.
What about a commitment
to the safety and dignity of
..."Brooke Shields whose movies and Calvin Klein commercials have made her the teen sex idol..'If my Calvin's could only talk,' she says, 'I'd be ruined.' Teri Shields, Brooke's mother-manager: 'I don't mind Brooke being called a sex symbol, but "nymphet" and "Lolita" rub me the wrong way.'...Aware of child development, physicians know that teenagers are extremely concerned about being popular with their peers, about appearing attractive, and in one way or another, about testing their sexual attractiveness. Brooke Shields in her tight jeans defines sexual attractiveness for this generation...For physicians attempting to help teenagers and their parents through the critical process of allowing the teenager to establish his or her identity, Brooke Shields' movies and career provide a starting point for discussion that can include the exploitative use of sexuality." --Sexual Medicine Today, Harry Henderson, 4/82
Klein's Obsession with the public sexualization
of underage girls is disturbing...and dangerous.
Of the 683,000 forcibly raped in one year: 61% are younger than 18; 29% are under 11.