It’s turned into quite the hot topic. What I find offensive about this photo isn’t the amount of skin she’s showing, it’s how she’s showing it. If she was a cheerleader wearing her uniform, or on the swim team in a bathing suit as her main photo, I woudn’t have a problem. While I don’t want to sound like a ”Mean Girl” and we all go through different styles in high school, her oufit in this photo is simply trashy.
01 /13Would you Let your Daughter Submit a Snooki Inspired Yearbook Photo?
Have you heard of Sydney Spies, the high school senior in Durango, Colorado who submitted this pic below as her official yearbook photo? The yearbook officials (a team of students) rejected it because it was too ”inappropriate” and “unprofessional.” Each senior was asked to enter a photo that best described their personality and aspirations, which is modeling for Sydney. After this high school drama blew up in the media this week, she’s had so many Facebook friend requests inundating her account that she had to create a “Fan Page.” How tragic for her.
When I first glanced at this photo I was shocked. I actually thought she was topless and
the black shawl was a censor bar. The bottom line is a shawl is not a shirt.
This was the 2nd photo (also rejected) she submitted. It reminds me of a girl in a club Pauly D
would take home and then send away shoe-less in a cab at 4 am. She can do better.
Every parent has different standards of what’s appropriate for how their teen daughter should dress, and I think it’s sad her mom is supporting these photo submissions. Sydney could still submit a pretty modeling photo, but in a tasteful fashionable outfit.
Remember in Clueless when Cher’s dad bluntly tells her to go upstairs and change out of her white Calvin Klein dress? Sure, Cher simply adds on a see-through jacket. But if you had a daughter dressing like Sydney and submitting photos online and to her school yearbook, how would handle the situation?
Have a great weekend, see you Monday!
You can see the full Today Show interview with Sydney and her clueless mom here