Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Today's Blind Items

This A list rap star who goes by one name has a photography collection of which he is very proud. What are they? He enjoys going to playgrounds and taking photos of the children playing there. He has thousands of photos he has accumulated from all over the world. He doesn't try and hide the collection from his friends, although all of them find his hobby and his enthusiasm for it very disturbing. Not Kanye.

99 comments:

Turkish Taffy said...

One name; all over the world? Akon?

Lisa said...

Akon

Why is this even blind? lol

Gayla said...

Is Akon A-list though? I personally think he sucks, and was B-list at best. Plus, Akon is technically a singer, not a rapper.

I actually know a lot of rap but suddenly have blanked on every one-name monikor except for Ludacris but he doesn't look like that kind of perv. Maybe it's because I'm actually afraid to venture any guesses as that is just fucking sick and don't want to attach that behavior to anybody.

palealebrew10 said...

That is MAJORLY -BLEEP- up.

West End Girl said...

What the hell? Why is this a BI and not reported to the relevant authorites? Sick.

I don't even want to guess who it is as it's so sick and sad :(

Gayla said...

Oh fuck, I just remembered that Luda had a song called Pimpin' All Over the World. I don't even like him anymore b/c of something else but goodness, I don't want to think he's THAT kind of creep.

Elizabeth T. said...

Eminem immediately came to mind. I don't know how rap stars are assigned as A-Z list, but he's pretty well-known. This just sounds too weird to be him though.

Lisa said...

Akon is a good guess but he's more of a singer.

Gayla said...

moniker. not monikor. i know how to spell, i swear.

Ed said...

Eminem came to my mind also.

figgy said...

Trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, is there any chance that a man could truly enjoy children, and feel good looking at pictures of them at play, without there being some kind of sexual intent?

I just think that, with all the (justifiable) concern over pedophiles, we might in some cases be classifying people as perverts who really aren't. I mean, what if this were a woman? I don't think people would think it so strange then. (and yes, I'm a woman)

Cheryl said...

I'd call the cops if I saw Akon hanging around the playground with a camera but I'm on the Akon schoolbus with this one. I can't see Luda as a creepy perv.

Cheryl said...

Yeah, my first thought was Eminem too, but this doesn't seem his style and he's been laying low until recently.

Himmmm said...

QUESTION:

So when Akon decides to take it a step beyond voyuerism...and crosses that threshold to hell and shatters one innocent child's entire life for a moment of perverse vomit-inducing gratuity...will you - Mr. Enty - simply shake your head at this horrible atrocity as everyone else does?

Or...will you follow the oath of both moral imperative and law - and actually report this sick fucksack to an authority (or Dateline NBC?) to investigate him?

But gee - he's not doing anything wrong is he? They never are...until they do.

Isn't it ironic how people always yell about privacy rights, personal freedoms, etc...until you end up reading in the paper about a Polly Klass or other poor child whose life was destroyed by a predator. Then it's always some assdrip pusblister like Nancy Grace or Greta or somebody crying about "nobody stopped this monster" - as their ratings increase.

If ANYONE has proof of a crime agaisnt a child and does NOT turn them in for investigation? May your own hell never cease. I have a woodchipper with your name on it.

I doubt Akon is making a coffeetable book of images to sell. I wonder what his Internet browsing history looks like.

I doubt if Akon is even as "innocent" as Michael Jackson in his twisted logic of childhood lost. It's probably something far more nefarious and insidious. More along the lines of R. Kelly. But hey? Since he's famous, black, and has done duets with Beyonce? He gets a pass huh?

Mankind has lost its mind.

Moosefan said...

Akon, Fiddy, Diddy...whoever this is, they are some nasty asses...

Quintessential Southerner said...

this person should seriously not do this. if he enjoys kids, he needs to volunteer his time with them.

if it is innocent, he could very well be seen otherwise.

palealebrew10 said...

I hope this isn't Eminem. He doesn't strike me as someone who would do that, either. But then more often than not, it's the ones you least suspect.

Missy said...

Trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, is there any chance that a man could truly enjoy children, and feel good looking at pictures of them at play, without there being some kind of sexual intent?

I just think that, with all the (justifiable) concern over pedophiles, we might in some cases be classifying people as perverts who really aren't.


figgy, well said. ITA.

palealebrew10 said...

quintessential-would you really want this guy volunteering with kids though instead..? haha This shouldn't be a BI, it should be a police report.

Quintessential Southerner said...

he should volunteer to work with kids as long as he is not a pedophile that is...

juicy said...

I wouldn't classify Akon as a rapper. However, he does have questionable morals. I just don't see him for this one.
Sadly, the only other A-list one-namers I can think of off the top of my head are Eminem and Luda, and I like both of them.

Pookie said...

altho i'd love to say doody, i know he can't be the answer to all douchey rapper BIs...so i'll go w/ nas or redman. nas is prob more a-list than redman in that genre tho.

Tiffany said...

Himmmm....this is how rumors begin. But it does seem rather creepy that anyone would want to do this.

SG said...

First time poster, long time reader!

I had to add that wasn't it Diddy who had "questionable" pictures of his kids taken for a photo shoot recently??

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

What Figgy said.

"Pedophile" = someone who is SEXUALLY ATTRACTED to children. One can love children, and love to be around children, and love to play with children, and not be a pedophile.

Just because this is something that you or I wouldn't do doesn't make it (a) wrong, (b) illegal, or (c) something that makes it right to put someone in jail over.

Chill the F out, and save your rage for the REAL pedophiles.

Quintessential Southerner said...

could some hard-core rap fan list the rappers that go by one name? i don't think diddy counts due to the fact he has changed his name about a hundred times.

he's also DL.

AnnMarie said...

I'm with Figgy.
And maybe the guy doesn't hide them because that awful thought doesn't even enter his head.

life is but a dream said...

i will give this man the benefit of the doubt... and i am a future teacher. we are so quick to persecute people these days!! perhaps the man genuinely likes photography and, in particular, photography of kids playing. i am also a psych major and i will take this all a step further and say perhaps our rapper collects pictures of kids because he misses the innocence of youth and is envious...or how about he loves candid photography and takes pics of kids because they don't give a crap about him or his celebrity and just act normal...

just some thoughts.

nancer said...

wow. tried and convicted because he took pictures of children playing, which he gladly shows to other people. could it be he just thinks little kids playing are really cute? they are, ya know.

this isn't illegal, as far as i know. maybe we should just lock him up for what he MIGHT be thinking.

(you guys scare me sometimes.)

califblondy said...

I'm with Fig.

Eminin has quite the history with the ex-wife and maybe he just misses his kid(s)? If it's even him.

What about the photographer who photographed babies looking like fruit? Was that perverted?

Mama Theresa said...

another Fig follower. wtf. it isnt kiddie porn that he has...its kids playing in a playground. re-lax

Thisisridiculous said...

*Yawn* I knew the morality police would be all over this sh!t. What are they going to do? arrest this guy because he has pictures of kids on his walls?

Unfortunately if this guy is indeed a pedophile...authorities won't be able to do anything until after the fact. That's just the way things work. I'm sure an A lister has money and money talks.

Furthermore this is blind people it may not even be true.

Sporky said...

Was Akon the guy who tossed the teenager off his stage?

In any event, I worked for a guy who was a family man with 2 little boys, and his office was next door to a schoolyard. He loved to watch the kids play and even listen to them during recess. He was/is not a pedophile, he just worked long hours and really missed his kids. It was kind of sad to me, actually. But maybe as someone above posted, this guy Enty's talking about just missed out on a fun, carefree childhood and the pictures he takes make him feel better somehow? I guess if he's not hiding behind a bush taking the pictures, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me....

jax said...

oh let's just ban cameras all together shall we? and lock up the photog in Walmart portrait stuido, that pervert asks you to say..gasp! cheese!

come on people, not everything is icky. i'm a snapper in my offtime and kids are the best to capture because they are so candid,whether they know you're there or not.
but..i ALWAYS ask the parents first before i take pics.

i'll save judgement until i see said picture collection.

jax said...

ps Akon is too busy arranging beatings and robberies for this.

see Suge.

Melanie said...

Califblondy - I believe the difference here is that the photographer had the parents' permission to photograph those kids. Not so in this case.

I'm a trained sex therapist, and I worked with adult and juvenile sex offenders for about 5 years. This description sets off a red flag to me; it is something that the adult offenders I worked with would do. Plenty of them would try to hang around playgrounds just to watch the kids, and they would love to have a souvenir to take home. And yes, they would show off the pictures because they don't think they are doing anything wrong. They truly believe that when they molest a child, they are "loving them."

There are plenty of things in this world that this guy can photograph, and there is something wrong with him when he is focusing exclusively on children.

Gayla said...

The only other rappers i can think of with just one name are Timbaland and Nelly. Timbaland more known for his production though so I don't know if Ent would classify him as a producer or as a rapper. And I don't see him as a perv either, or Nelly for that matter. Nelly isn't A-list anymore, I don't think. B-list at best, but it's been a while since he's had a hit. (For this same reason I would rule out Eminem. A-list name recognition but the career is not A-list right now.)

I am mainly leaning against Eminem b/c I thought he was spending the last five years being a recluse and eating moon pies, not traveling all over the world. Although, he did do some overseas touring when he was in the spotlight.

Diddy is a DL woman beater, and a shady businessman whose body will surely one day meet his soul in hell, but I don't think he's a creepy possible child molester on top of all that. Is he a one-namer now anyway? He changes his alias so damn much, I wouldn't know anymore.

There are other one namers but they're not A-list IMO...has Ent ever done a 'this is what makes you A-list, B-list, etc." for musicians? I would assume that someone who is A-list is someone who had at least one top 10 hit within his/her genre in the past two or three years, sells platinum or above on their albums, and has at least one grammy.

JS said...

I enjoy taking photographs and one of my favorites was two little girls playing with a beach ball on Cape Cod. They were near one of those slat fences that is so typical of a beach on the cape and they had on colorful clothes, so I liked the composition of the shot.
Granted, I have also taken a million sunsets, lighthouses, seagulls, etc. too, but I am in the boat that we should not judge too quickly on this one.

Quintessential Southerner said...

i'll go with em.

i think that the only reason enty 'notted' kanye is because maybe he respects his craft??? although he is going through mental health issues...

he could have notted more peeps. kanye, you lucky bastard.

Lucy said...

I think anyone who really likes kids would respect them enough to get the parents' permission first. I am a mother and a photographer. I would never snap kids without permission, and if I saw someone doing so I would assume the worst. There's a difference between *taking* pictures and *making* pictures. And there's a difference between "enjoying" and "stalking".

incognito said...

Well, think of it this way, "his friends, all of them, find his hobby and his enthusiasm for it very disturbing" that the people who know him find his hobby disturbing is very telling.

not on my dollar said...

He doesn't try and hide the collection from his friends, although all of them find his hobby and his enthusiasm for it very disturbing.



If this guys friends find it very disturbing then he's obviously saying or doing something to make them think he's a perv.

He isn't innocent and he's bragging to his friends.

Rebecca said...

I am with Melanie on this one. As a licensed social worker, and a state certified sexual assault counselor working with survivors of sexual assault & abuse.

This behaviour is the "gateway" leading to more abusive behavior, because it can be rather innocuously explained away, just as many commentors have. Child sexual abuse/assault begins as a "seduction" with seemingly innocent contact that builds trust and they continue to work their way into the children's lives (& their families). Taking photos could be explained away as a photographer loving to take pics of kids, who are adorable.

Instead, it is highly likely that it is something much more sinister & something the authorities should be watching. Hopefully this obsession hasn't progressed.

Would you mind if this man showed up at your child's playground & took pictures of them?

HookedOnCDAN said...

It seems to me if I were into stealing cars, I wouldn't proudly show all my friends the cars. Especially if I were a celebrity of any flavor.

I don't see this guy is a pedophile because he doesn't hide his hobby or art or whatever he wants to call it.

Having thrown those two cents into the pot, my guess is Jay-Z, just to be different. (does that count as a single-moniker artist?)

Gayla said...

I'm no expert, I'm just going on a visceral reaction. Here is what raised the red flag for me:

a) he has THOUSANDS of pictures. not a few, not ten or twenty. Thousands. Why would he need that many pictures of random kids running around?
b) Ent says in the blind that all of his friends find this "very disturbing." I understand it's a blind and it could easily be Ent jumping the gun (therefore leading his readers to jump the gun along with him), but I only have his wording to go on. If people who are close to this guy are troubled by it, then how am I as an outsider supposed to take that? Is this a habit that is starting to become obsessive for him? That would concern me.

I think kids are are absolutely adorable - even moreso when they are not your own. So I get being touched by the sight and sound of little ones running around on the playground just having fun. The thousands of photos though is taking it a bit too far. If it's just a matter of being reminded of a childhood gone by, wouldn't four or five in a collage frame or some artsy wall display be enough?

bionic bunny! said...

joaquin? *L*

i was the victim of childhood molestation, by a now dead uncle. so i'm biased.
i don't have a guess, but i'd call the cops if a single man was just sitting there snapping pix of kids in a playground. i don't care if S/he looked like a thug or a grandfather or a misty eyed young woman.
and i think the way the pictures are displayed would be important- are they grainy, panties showing on slides and swings, or bright colors with kites and dirty faces and smiles of joy?
if this rapper's friends are concerned, they need to tell the authorities.
and, no, even though i've been in therapy for about 11 years, i haven't really dealt with my issues. nothin' i can do about it now, and it wasn't MY fault. just made me paranoid, and a little weird about some things.
sorry about the speech. pet peeve.

Amy said...

I am a mother, and regardless of his intentions, I would be extremely upset if he was caught taking pictures of MY child. He has no right to take photos of my child without my permission, and doing so is, I'll say it, creepy!

That said, more telling than thousands of photos, his friends are disturbed. Why aren't they doing something about it? Protecting an innocent child is far more important than being part of the in-crowd or some hanger-on. I have personal experience with molestation in my family, so I have witnessed the insidious nature and shattering results first hand.

The fact that there MIGHT be a chance for a child's life to be forever altered should be enough to get his friends to do something. But they won't, and he'll continue to make money and records and take pictures of innocent children. Until pictures are no longer enough for him.

princessj1987 said...

Akon, Timbaland and P. Diddy-NOT rappers.

Guesses:

Eminem(1st guess)
Nas-(please God no)
Ludacris
Fabolous
Pharell

Other guesses:
Jay-Z
Will.i.am
Nelly

Mooshki said...

I don't give anyone the benefit of the doubt when it comes to this. There are just WAY too many predators. I love kids, but I am very conscious of how I interact with them now. It sucks that the innocence is gone for all of us, but it's a different world.

I REALLY hope it isn't Luda - I love his music. I'm going to assume it's Akon, because I was already boycotting his music because he's such an ass.

juicy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
juicy said...

I wonder why he notted Kanye West. For one, he goes by both is first and last names, and two, Enty rarely nots people.
Could it be someone with some sort of connection to Kanye? Jay-Z? Common? Gosh, I hope not!

RakeshR said...

Ludacris

Heather said...

Okay, what I'm curious to know is how many people would have automatically gone with Kanye if he hadn't been notted? Anybody?

Melanie said...

HookedOnCDAN- Actually a pedophile would show pictures like that. It's not child pornography, so they could not get into trouble by showing them. Plus, the majority of them do not see anything wrong with molesting a child. I had a male client, 49 years old, who had just gotten out of prison for raping his then 14 year-old stepdaughter. He told me he did not deserve to go to prison because she was "a gutter bucket slut who asked for it." You really have no idea what a pedophile would or would not do until you have worked one-on-one with them. It's extremely disturbing. If you want to see something else disturbing, look up registered sex offenders in your area. You will be shocked to see how many there are around you. In this day and age, it's safer to assume a someone is a pervert than to believe they just a creative person taking innocent pictures.

Laura said...

Lil Wayne? One of few rappers who could be classified as A-List today...

juicy said...

Laura - we're looking for someone who only goes by one name.

Laura said...

juicy-I realize? He doesnt go by Wayne Carter.....He goes by Lil Wayne. I consider that "one" name.

juicy said...

I'm sorry, wasn't following your train of thought, so yes, I digress. I was thinking one name = one word. :)

ms snarky said...

L'il Wayne. Two words.

Laura said...

two words, one name. stop bitchin and move on if you think i am wrong.

juicy said...

Enough with the cattiness, geez.

Any other a-listers? Dre? Didn't he drop the "Dr"?

Liz said...

I would have guessed Kanye if he hadn't been notted.

Rebecca said...

I've seen enough episodes of Law & Order SVU to tell me this isn't normal. There was an episode of a pedophile that had a huge collection (thousands upon thousands) of pictures of children in playgrounds. So yeah. If I see some stranger taking random pictures of kids in a playground, I'll assume he's a pedo. I don't care about hurting his feelings when I call him out either.

Suzanne said...

Is Nas still A-List?

Production Girl said...

I get crossed eyed if someone even looks at my daughters for a minute to long...so yes I am disturbed and would prefer someone call to at least investigate him...it is scary to know how many pedophiles are out there..but they are, and they can be ANYBODY.

See the film Hard Candy (stars girl from Juno)..also a scene from the film Running Scared pops into my head as well...

It is truly sick.

MEP said...

If we decide that "one name" doesn't mean "one word" then my guess is definitely Lil' Wayne. And, I sort of buy the argument that that could be considered one name --> technically the lil' is an adjective . . . is that too grammar geek?

Laura said...

Thanks MEP. I just cant think of any other "a-list" rappers besides Kanye or Jay-Z.....

I wasn't trying to be catty, I just don't appreciate being picked on, especially when I already tried to explain my reasoning once!

linnea said...

Im def on the "why did enty not kanye-train"? Thats got to mean something, does anyone have any more suggestions as to what?

Jamie's Girl said...

not eminem. Why? His wife would have drug that shit into court with him and he would have lost custody.

Jamie's Girl said...

not eminem. Why? His wife would have drug that shit into court with him and he would have lost custody.

Linda said...

When someone guessed Ludacris bells and whistles went off for me. Back in '03 when the video for his song "Stand Up" came out I thought the toddler imagery was more than just a little creepy. It's towards the end - you be the judge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd_8m241vYg

e said...

kids are less self-conscious in front of cameras than adults. also, this guy is famous- that would prevent him from snapping candid shots on the street, generally, yes? cant men have arty hobbies? also, is this a racial judgment or just a gender bias?

Mooshki said...

Kanye is the Affleck of rap blinds here, so that might be Enty's reason. Or maybe the Ted C. contagion is spreading again. Given the "It's not Affleck or Cruise" from the other day, I think it might be the second one. I like the idea of "nots" - I get tired of seeing the same old guesses every time. (And that's not a criticism of you guys - I always guess the same people too. :) )

Sean said...

Question..if this is truly an "A" list celeb, and he is a pedophile, why would he just take pics? An A list celeb could have children to abuse for a price. All around the world people sell kids. He could have his choice, as sick as it is. Certain countries would say nothing about a rich famous person coming to abuse children. Why do you think Michael Jackson spent so much time in Thailand and Dubai? Pics of kids playing seems pathetic and somewhat harmless.

bluedye33139 said...

two observations: 1. this rapper at the very least has some serious issues to confront, probably because of his own misery as a suffering child, and 2. people on this board sure as hell can't name many rappers off the tops of their heads! good god, there are dozens of rappers selling millions of discs, and most of the guesses here have been singers, producers, and r&b performers

Charlene said...

"I just think that, with all the (justifiable) concern over pedophiles, we might in some cases be classifying people as perverts who really aren't."

Don't do this. It makes you look like a social misfit who thinks that protecting himself from reality (by making up ludicrously unrealistic "reasons" why this is innocent) is more important than protecting children from abuse. Your comfort level is not more important than those children's right not to be targeted.

Nobody does this just because he likes kids.

Charlene said...

In other words: people don't do this because children are more spontaneous than adults. People don't do this because they like to take pictures of kids. If this were the case, they'd get permission from the parents and the school first because it simply makes sense.

People do this to have jack-off material. That is the only reason. The only reason. Some of you are living in a fucking dream world.

Kristen Lopez said...

Did anyone else immediately get Jay-Z when they read this because I did.

Elizabeth T. said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Terri said...

first timer here, Kanye produced Ludacris's single "Stand Up" (the one with the creepy toddler imagery in the video that Linda pointed out)

plot said...

Charlene, that's not true. There are women photographers who almost exclusively use children as subjects - sometimes fully nude children. Are they using the photos as "jack-off" material?

The UN backed a photography exhibit of children all over the world a few years ago. It was the work of one photographer who spent a year working with only kids. Is that "jack-off" material?

I think that Jacko has tainted all our minds! Are we going to allow one man's sick obsession with boys slant the way we see everything?

Isabel said...

It's Ludacris.
-Ludacris=one name
-"All over the world"= "Area Code" or "Pimpin' All Over the World"
-"Disturbing"= his record label, Disturbing tha Peace

ea73 said...

I love to watch kids play at playgrounds and I'm certainly no pediphile. I have a toddler, so TRUST me-I have NO sympathy for actual pediphiles; however, unless this guy is actually taking photos of naked or semi-naked kids, invading privacy to take the photos(it's legal to take photos in public places,) or trying to get his subjects to go somewhere with him, he's not breaking any laws. Maybe he is a creep, but unless he actually breaks a law, he is supposed to be considered innocent-no?

Amy said...

Regarding the woman who took photos of children all over the world for the exhibit, I can almost guarantee that there were permissions granted to use the photos in public. That in itself makes this different.

THOUSANDS of pictures, people. THOUSANDS! If it were a few, maybe, and I do mean maybe, I could see it as innocent. THOUSANDS of photos of children playing is not a hobby, it's an obsession. Obsessions are unhealthy.

In addition, why does this have to be a racial judgement? There are white rappers and black rappers - it's already been given that it's a man. Perhaps a woman wouldn't raise AS many red flags as a man, but with thousands of pictures of children that aren't her own, if I had a friend doing this, I would be concerned, and yes, I would be doing something about it.

And, Charlene, I agree with you - it makes far too much sense to get permission for the photographs from the school or from the parents. He's not bothering to do that, so there must be some reason. Even if it is innocent, he shouldn't be taking pictures of people's children without permission - that alone makes it suspect.

Again, I would like to point out - photographers who are exhibiting their photos of children - even nude ones - most definitely have the parents' permission to do so. This man is taking these photos without permission, and sneaking around - then showing them to his friends. He doesn't believe he's done anything wrong because, like most pedophiles, he is a sociopath. Sociopaths do not believe they are doing wrong - they believe the world is wrong and they are right. This man needs to be stopped. PERIOD.

not on my dollar said...

"There are women photographers who almost exclusively use children as subjects - sometimes fully nude children. Are they using the photos as "jack-off" material?"

WTF?

1. There is absolutely no reason to display nude photographs of children at an exhibit.

2. Any pedophile would use those photos as jack off material.


There is no innocence in displaying photographs of nude children even if you aren't a pedophile.

Why are the children's parents allowing them to photograph and display nude pictures of kids?

kelsey said...

Flo-Rida.
A ton of hits, nominated for grammys.
This is a fairly vague blind. Could be anybody.

Mooshki said...

Bluedye, the fact that he's "A list" means he has to be recognizable to middle America. That really narrows the list to just a few.

"Are we going to allow one man's sick obsession with boys slant the way we see everything?"

There are literally tens of thousands of people trading child porn on the internet. This is a very big problem. And I'd rather outlaw the photographing of children completely than let just one poor kid get molested. Just my opinion.

If I were a parent, I wouldn't even put a pic of my kid in a bathing suit on the web for friends and family to see. Odds are, at some point a perv would jack off to that picture, and I could never get that idea out of my head.

Amy said...

Mooshki, AMEN TO THAT!

ElsieFire said...

Taking pictures of kids is not illegal. Publishing them without consent is.

Jack off material can literally be anything - think fetishism.

If this "hobby" makes his friends uncomfortable, my guess is because they know something else, the pictures are just a confirmation perhaps.

Males taking pictures of children in public places make people immediately assume they are pedos. Male teachers of young kids are always ALWAYS suspect. This is why it is rare to find male teachers in the early years.

We all look for the boogey man now, our innocence has been laid waste. We are so fearful of our children being hunted by predators we've made the entire world suspect. It's unfortunate, and it impacts our children in ways we never had to worry ourselves.

I'm not agreeing that this post isn't disturbing, but I do believe we immediately think the worst because we are so conditioned to.

JMO.

sandman said...

maybe p. diddy stands for pedo diddy, perv diddy?

califblondy said...

I believe the difference here is that the photographer had the parents' permission to photograph those kids. Not so in this case.

I will certainly defer to the experts, but I would like to point out that no where in the blind does it say the photographer did or did NOT have parental permission.

J said...

Ludacris has a youth foundation

I hope its not him

What about Common?

kelsey said...

Maybe he has a youth foundation for easy access.

..too soon?

Lioness70 said...

I read an article in the NYT about creeps who are into child porn downloading pictures of full clothed kids in beauty-pageant like poses. There are sites that market to these guys. That was one of the most disturbing things I ever read.

I chased a possible pedophile off one of my old message boards (guy had an obsession with nude kid cartoon characters--seriously, WTF?) because I got a really bad feeling about him. I never uploaded any pictures of my kids onto that site for that reason. I don't want some nut jacking off to ANY picture of my kids.

Man, the world gets sicker by the day.

plot said...

Amy, yes thousands. So what? I have a friend who takes photos of graveyards every place he visits. In every town or village or big city he goes to, he heads for the cemetery. He has thousands.

Most photographers do NOT get permission from their subjects - especially amateurs. I

Sally Mann became a famous photographer of her own children, sometimes nude. Anne Geddes takes nude photos of kids too.

I personally see more wrong in using kids for commercial value, through television and movies, than taking pictures of kids playing. Disney turns out the prostitots by the truckload.

What's more dangerous? A guy taking photos of kids having fun or kids being over-sexualized by the entertainment world for a buck. What's really going to harm children?

ardleigh said...

If it's not innocent then this is VERY creepy.

If this is LUDACRIS, I find that barf worthy since he has that whole foundation where he helps kids. You might have seen his commercial about runaways and Greyhound Buses. I would hope someone would not be that big of a hypocrite.

slappywhyte said...

Akon seems more likely than Eminem

its not Luda ... it can't be ... i actually highly respect and like him

Anonymous said...

Elsiefire said: "We all look for the boogey man now, our innocence has been laid waste. We are so fearful of our children being hunted by predators we've made the entire world suspect. It's unfortunate, and it impacts our children in ways we never had to worry ourselves."

So why is it pedophiles don't get the death penalty? Look at what they do! Not just to the kids they molest, but all of us.

someone said...

"SOCIAL WORKERS" are dumb.

I think they are the ones who are secretly pedophiles, pretending to care about them more so than a possibly innocent photographer.

By the logic used by the social workers comments, Anne Geddes is a pedophile!