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LAST_UPDATESun, 20 Aug 2017 7am

Girls As Young As 5 Participate In Victoria Secret-Like Catwalk Show

Five-year-olds parading skimpy lingerie like the Victoria Secret angels? These fashion show organisers must be out of their minds!

The appalling fashion show was shared by social media user 'Tianfusanjie' and the pictures revealed the little girls wearing two-piece lingerie which were decorated with feathers, gems, and even wings.

Close-up snaps also showed the little girls’ faces were heavily made up as they walked the runway with heavy headgears as well.

The catwalk reportedly took place in a shopping mall in Chengdu, China's Sichuan Province on August 5, and the pictures have since gone viral.

A Yahoo! Style report claims, the “girls who appear to be as young as five walked the runway in a Victoria’s Secret–style fashion show in China.”

Although the girls’ ages clearly varied, it is unclear how old they exactly were – but many netizens criticised the show for sexualising underaged girls.

On Weibo, one user lashed out saying, ‘I do not support children to participate in such activities too early!.’

While another said, ‘I would rather my daughter play in mud.’

'What kind of parent sends their daughters to this?,' another asked.

Audiences were seen filming and snapping photos of the girls as they confidently strutted the stage which led to another user 'BTS_PJM_'expressing his worry that there were paedophiles watching the show and warned the parents to protect their children, according to Daily Mail.

It is worrying to see children as young as this being exploited in such a way, regardless if their parents had agreed and received a huge sum for their children to take part in the show – children should be treated like children, and dressed appropriately according to their age as well.

 

-mD