– the words of Marco Lira, the father of seven year old Julia, whose dance talent is the talk of Brazil.
This blogger doesn’t want Julia to lead this year’s carnival procession.
It’s a great honour, and in the past has been carried out by TV sex symbols or models.
Julia’s parents say she’s a natural. Children’s rights campaigners and state welfare officials say her appearance would be inappropriate given what they say is its ‘very sexual focus’.
A judge is considering whether she should be allowed to lead the procession..
On this site one poster talks about :
” the sexualization of children in mainstream media is appalling but nevertheless more and more common”.
This is opportunistic says this blog, claiming the carnival’s organisers love the controversy…and points out Brazil is a country which has grappled in the past with a child prostitution problem.
Is she too young to take on this particular role ?