After two prominent young actresses were recently scandalized in photographs, concerned young female celebrities have united to form an international coalition to stop the sexual exploitation of young female celebrities.
This new organization is called Modest Young Celebrity Women. It requires all members to pledge that they will never dress immodestly to try to further their acting or singing careers.
The organization's goal is to encourage young girls to present themselves as people, rather than objects, trying to reverse the popular trend that has dominated the media, and spilled over into popular culture.
Singer/Songwriter Rebecca St. James, the founding and senior member at age 30 said, "I feel that it is important that young girls know that who they are as a person is what matters, not how they look. Sadly, the media is sending them not only a message that how they look is all that matters, but furthermore that the trashier they look, the more revealing, the better. Even when these young actresses and singers end up divorced and in rehab, the media only attacks them as individuals, rather than sending the larger message that this is what happens to women when they place all their efforts on trying to make themselves into the best looking object they possibly can, and no effort on trying to be the best person they possibly can."
British actress Georgie Henley, the youngest member at age 12 added, "We have to show girls across the world that we don't need to dress like slappers to be someone. We are precious for who we are, not how we look. Girls who think they have to remove their clothes to get noticed aren't acting very sensibly."
Other young celebrities who have joined vary in ages. They include Becca Barlow (28), Alyssa Barlow (26), Lauren Barlow (22), Anna Popplewell (19), Evanna Lynch (16), Bethany Dillon (19), Krystal Meyers (19), Bonnie Wright (17), and Sarah Bauer (23.)
The organization is yet to get even one American actress to join.