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Child Model's Mom Blames Furor on 'Bad Person in USA'

She wants to protect Thylane Loubry Blondeau from controversy
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2011 9:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – The mother of the 10-year-old girl who modeled for Vogue Paris, creating a furor in America over the sexualization of children, has responded to criticism by closing her daughter's Facebook page and leaving a parting message blaming "bad personn in usa [sic]," reports the Telegraph. Although Thylane Loubry Blondeau has been modeling for years, controversy blew up last week thanks to a story by Good Morning America about Blondeau and a Tom Ford-directed photo shoot for Vogue Paris last year.

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Blondeau's mother, herself a designer, said she closed the Facebook account to protect her daughter. "thylane doesn't know about the buzz and i want to protect her from the deapest of my heart," wrote Blondeau's mother. "she's so young ,, so we are going to close this accompte for a while [sic]." You can read the mother's full Facebook comment at the Telegraph. (Read more French Vogue stories.)

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