A LOT of things these days tend to fall into the category of ‘relax everyone, there’s nothing to get upset about here.’ Is this one of those things?
Two moms (who are also photographers) decided to have their kids play dress up and get together for a photoshoot, but now the internet is going bananas over the photos.
The shots are of a three year old girl and five year old boy, who are actually good little buddies, pretending to get married. But somehow people are looking at this as ‘sexualizing’ the kids…
Not "sexualized" but imposing and projecting expectations in an excessive unnecessary way— Tiff_Maples (@makledes) October 7, 2017
Disgusting, not magical. They're being sexualized, ffs. Let them be kids.— Kristin (@FadeResistant) October 7, 2017
One of the moms said to Buzzfeed:
“I don’t understand how people can take something done for fun and innocently and turn it into anything sexual… If I ever thought that anyone would have come to that conclusion I would have never done this with my child.”
Personally, I loved playing dress up as a kid – and actually still do now! Seems like the kids just like to hangout and the moms figured why not play some dress up and take photos? Oh internet…