This morning I had my re shoot at JC Penney portrait studio to retake the photo that JC Penney deemed "indecent" of my 19 month old daughter. In case you're new to this, the "indecent" photo is posted above. I won't go into all the reasons that this photo is not "indecent" because A, I've already done that and B, any idiot can see that there is nothing "indecent" about this photo.
So, this is the new photo of River to replace the old one I won't be able to hang on my wall. This photo will be printed in 10X13 and will be hanging in my bedroom. I like that I was able to make the second photo tell the story of this whole incident. This will be something I can later explain and tell her how stupid it was and that some sexist asshole found her photo "indecent" while clearly thinking the same photo of a boy(s) is totally OK. She has the exact outfit on, fairly wings and all! I just made the shirt over the weekend and added it to cover her "indecent" parts. I like how River has her arms out as if saying, "What, say something!" Yeah, that's my kid!
JC Penney Portrait Studio thinks that this photo of five boys that they use as a display in their studio is totally fine. I'm begging someone to tell me how this is OK and my daughter's photo isn't and don't say it's because she's a girl! Say something that makes sense. Say something that isn't sexual discrimination and doesn't open you up for a lawsuit. Also, if you're JC Penney and you're commenting on my blog again, don't tell me to call your customer service department when you're all robots and spew the same rehearsed lingo. It's so tired.
I'm sure someone could possibly find this homoerotic if that's what they were looking for. I can certainly see five sets of nipples so why is THIS OK? There's always some crackpot who can turn a photo of beautiful children into smut. I was just blindsided by that asshole being a JC Penney Portrait Studio employee. ''
I may leave when I feel I've been wronged but as a general rule, I like to shove it up your ass on the way out the door.