“Let the daughters out, let the daughters out…”
That’s the 2022 soundtrack.
Another day, another model or celebrity drives out to show off their daughter.
Heidi Klum, 49, will not be the first, nor will she be the last.
Heidi joins a string of model and celebrity mothers who have made the strategic decision to exhibit their daughters. Cindy Crawford did it with Kaia. Delicious Kate Moss poses with her model daughter Lila. Yolanda Hadid loves showing off Gigi and Bella, and even Gwynnie has been known to show off her beloved Apple.
It’s all wonderful and lovely, isn’t it?
Who doesn’t love seeing a lovely mother and daughter portrait?
Is it just me or has this become disconcerting?
It feels like a weird, modern version of the Jane Austen era. when her daughter was being paraded and bragging. It was all about showing off her genes while whispering quietly, “Look at what I’ve made.”
It’s as if the girls have become the latest product and have actually started peddling.
I have two daughters, one soon to be 22 and the other 18.
The youngest is absolutely adamant about me never using a filter in front of her, which is fair enough.
When I asked them to pose next to me for a lingerie photo shoot, or even the god forbid “twins,” I didn’t even get a response, just a stare that said “no.”
It’s not that they’re not proud of me, they’ll see it as ‘completely disgusting’.
They will hate the idea that they are people themselves and are riding my coattails for recognition, approval, or attention.
On rare occasions, they were part of my television work, a story of particular human interest, but the idea of modeling any of them in my knicky-knacky-noos probably made us Everyone will reach for the bucket.
I don’t see my daughters, or my children, as commodities. they are their own people.
Let us not forget that in the olden days, daughters were a great asset sought after and in need of prospects.
Who can forget Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice?
Today, you might mistakenly think that celebrities are touting their daughters and showing off to the world what beautiful creatures they are.
It feels offensive, like some kind of advertisement. Grandstand, exhibit and plug in our daughters for all to see.
Naturally, celebs with adult daughters have clearly made very conscious and informed decisions about using them as their latest “props.”
I’m curious about people who have young girls. Kylie Jenners out of this world. She was ‘twinned’ with her little Stormi when she was just 4 years old. Stormi could not be involved in management’s participation decisions.
When I try to fit in with your daughter, I get very anxious. It’s like trying to make a child look like you. Or worse, like trying to make you look like a child. Besides, your daughter is your daughter. Not your veggie mate.
But is it possible that there’s an underlying hint of a mother, such as Heidi or Gwynnie?
Is there any hint that you want them to look more like sisters than mother and daughter?
Indeed, most of them are.
But when you think about it, maybe you really should change your mindset.
Like in the Austin era, if you introduce your daughters more, you can marry them to prospective men or women, so you may need to jump on the bandwagon.
Remember, it’s 2022, and it’s entirely possible for a young woman to build her own future, her own life, and make her own way without her annoying, pushy, and sometimes famous mother working hard as PR. am.
That said, if I could get my hands on them, it might save me from calling my bank mum every week and begging for a little extra cash.
I’m going to do it…just don’t tell my girl.
This article was originally published by The Sun and is reproduced with permission