Last week, a young woman was widely photographed in Amsterdam. She was lighting a joint taken from an artfully placed designer handbag. Her body was semi-naked and apparently completely hairless. She wore very high heels and too much make-up. There was not an ounce of fat on her body.
You don’t need to see the picture again.
Here’s some pictures you might find more interesting.
This is a picture of the young woman’s manager, who also managed Britney Spears at the start of her career, launching her to global superstardom while dressing her as a schoolgirl. His name is Larry Rudolph.
This is a picture of the young woman’s agent. He is called Kevin Huvane. He is also agent to Natalie Portman and Jennifer Aniston, among many others.
And this is a picture of the man who directed the young woman’s most recent video, in which she was portrayed naked atop a wrecking ball. He is called Terry Richardson. In 2010, the Danish model-turned-filmmaker Rie Rasmussen said this about him (as reported in the Guardian):
He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of. They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves. His ‘look’ is girls who appear underage, abused, look like heroin addicts ? I don’t understand how anyone works with him.
And this is a picture of the young woman’s father, who is also a board member of the Parents Television Council, an appointment I can only assume is satirical.
These are the men behind the young woman on the stage in Amsterdam. I’m sure they all have absolutely her best interests at heart. Personally, I wouldn’t trust any of them to sit the right way on a lavatory.