Jamie Oliver Bans His 14 Year Old Daughter From Posting Selfies Online Claiming They’re Like Pornography!
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver compares young girl’s selfies these days with pornography. Oliver says his 14 year old daughter Daisy is banned from posting selfies to social media and has criticised parents who let their daughters do so.
Oliver, 42 and his wife Jools have five children together (Poppy Honey 15, Daisy Boo 14, Petal Blossom 8, Buddy Bear 7, River Rocket 15 months) and while they often share happy snaps of the family on their various social media platforms they definitely do not approve of today’s selfie generation.
Speaking to The Lifestyle News Hound Oliver says, ‘We’re the first generation of parents to deal with social media. I’m going to generalise massively here, but from my observation so far, at 13 to 14 the kind of pictures girls are putting up, from what I have seen, are split 50/50 – a normal young girl and then this weird hybrid of, dare I say it, quite porno, luscious, pouty lips, pushing boobs out. I’m like, ‘My god!’ I don’t even want to look at some of the things my daughter shows me. I’m like, ‘Really? Aren’t their parents all over that like a rash?’
The chef continued by saying their 14 year old daughter will not partake in this dangerous craze. “We banned Daisy from doing selfies. It’s almost the sugar of social media – it’s a quick way to get some sort of pat on the back or love,” he said.
It’s true that today’s generation is very different to that of their parent’s. Nowadays there are so many ways and platforms for teenagers to share images of themselves. Often posting staged situations with a bunch of filters in order to garner as many likes as possible. And quite often a teen’s self esteem will sky rocket or plummet according to how popular their photo is. It’s dangerous for many reasons. Firstly it has nothing to do with reality. A photo posted to Instagram is manipulated in so many ways that it bears little resemblance to how a person actually looks or feels that day. And secondly by placing your self worth in the hands of strangers who give you a ‘like’ every now and then will do absolutely nothing for your self confidence!
Oliver is right when he says the majority of young girls today are posting age inappropriate images for the world to see. Teens see what type of photos get more hits on social media and then they follow suit. Make up is thicker, clothing is shorter and poses are staged. While all of this can seem harmless on the surface when we dig a little deeper we see that these young women are looking for acceptance and adoration. And unfortunately if they feel they’re not getting enough they will seek out more extreme ways of getting the attention.
What do you think of Oliver’s ban on Daisy’s selfies? Does he have a right to be concerned or is he taking things too far?