Child Labor In The Child Modeling Industry


Child Labor In The Child Modeling Industry

Child labor is not something that anyone would think of when they see their cute little kids walking down the ramp. This glamour world of the modeling professional diverts the attention of the people from the hidden secret of this modeling world. It also mostly relies on the labor force of the children whom we value because of their compliant behavior. Also, because of their adolescent physique. But the fact is that the kid in the modeling world are at time exploited and they become child labor. 

Facts About The Child Labor In Modelling:

Child Labor In The Child Modeling Industry
Child Labor In The Child Modeling Industry

You may have come across the fact that they have some inappropriate demands from the children. Such that besides the child, even any person will not be willing to do. These demands are something that none of us would ever want to do. Some of them include long working hours without food, fewer rest breaks, which is a must. Not only models but any human being would also need some resting period after long hours of working and standing. These child models are not allowed appropriate resting hours. At times they are also not paid fully or nothing at times. 

Lack Of Protection For The Child Models:

Though other performers like actors, musicians, dancers do get protection. But for models, there is no proper protection provided. The biggest problem is that they cannot have these problems as it may risk their jobs as well. It is known that all the working models work under some contracts to those agencies. These agencies, in turn, provide access to the models to clients and work schedules. They also book their job and collect the models’ earnings. 

These agencies are of the opinion that the models are independent contractors and are not employees. Since these models are not employees, it does not make them legal unionize. Neither are they covered by any kind of law that will provide them the minimum wage. They are also not covered by the law of sexual harassment, any racial discrimination, and unfavorable behavior. 

What Is The Issue With The Child Models:

Though not all talents call for such harsh words but still, one can say that it is better to keep the child away from the modeling industry. It is because modeling is a grown-up industry that deals with grown-up pressures. Though there is absolutely no harm in making your child do the modeling if your child loves it. But there are times where you can see the child models are being forced to work like adults. Since they are kids, they do are not mature enough to handle adult situations. 

Child Labor In The Child Modeling Industry
Child Labor In The Child Modeling Industry

The young kids can wear clothes that are made for women, and a 13-year-old girl is not supposed to wear it. It is not suitable for young girls because as she grows up, her body will develop and change. If the child gets to see success at an early age, then she will only be valued for her adolescent physique. Hence she will be pressurized to maintain those adolescents’ measurements only. 

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