[Trigger warnings: Paedophilia, child sexual abuse]
A young woman interested in Japanese street fashion was contacted by a documentary maker to model for a documentary about the fashion. Little did she know she was about to become the literal poster child for a film about paedophiles. Upon finding out she was a cover girl for a film called “Are all men paedophiles?” the girl complained to the film maker about being lied too and ask for the poster to be removed. Her request was denied, and it seems she is looking at any legal solutions she may have.
The documentary itself seems to be very pro-paedophile/ paedophilia apologist and so on, as you can see if you watch the trailer and watch interviews with it’s creator.
I personally have no problem with a film being created to discuss the issue of child sexualization and the like, as it is a problem in our society. Generally I would wait for something like this to be released before making a judgement… However watching the interviews with it’s creator along with the trailer, the blatant and inappropriate advertising / sensationalism and, the fact that women where tricked into being what looks like the poster children for pro-paedophile films- which will of course effect this womans entire life, I feel like this needs to be addressed somehow before it’s release. It’s not professional conduct.
Regardless of how you feel about the film or the ideas behind it; I think most of us can agree that lying to a young woman and making her the poster child of what appears to be a possibly pro-pedophile film against her wishes is not on. This could effect her entire future.
We are petitioning for the poster and image using the woman to be removed, and have the creator issue an apology to the woman and the community she is representing in the documentary. The petition is »here« should you feel you wish to sign it.
For more information please see:
The official movie website: HERE
The facebook picture of the poster, in which the woman pictured tells her story via comments: HERE