Wow guys, I feel like the blogosphere is doing our job for us with this Terry Richardson buuuuuuullshit. Let’s just call a spade a bloody shovel* here. Terry Richardson is GROSS. Fuck man, you don’t have to know any of the stories going around about him. Just take a look at the pictures here at ONTD (suuuuuuper nsfw). He’s gross, and I personally have never cared for his aesthetic. If American Apparel ads can be banned in England because they look like they COULD be child pornography, then I think we can all agree that a lot of Terry Richardson photos should be banned from life for being naaasty.

You also don’t need any evidence to show that he’s a hipster. I mean, he’s like the posterboy for dirty hipster scum.

Plaid shirt? CHECK

Big ugly glasses? CHECK

Pervy facial hair? CHECK

Likes Barack Obama? CHECK

But is he a pedo? Let us delve a little bit deeper into this issue.

Someone left a bunch of Us Weeklys and similar magazines in the break room where I work, and I grabbed this copy of Life & Style. Thrilling reading material, by the way. In case you can’t read the caption, it says, “BRITNEY SPEARS posed for famed fashion photographers Annie Liebovitz, Mark Seliger and Terry Richardson in December for the new ad campaign for Candie’s (available at Kohl’s stores). ‘Terry brought in all these crazy props, like a big guitar and an oversize teddy bear,’ Debi Marder, chief marketing officer for Candie’s, tells Life & Style. ‘He even brought in live animals, like a donkey and some chickens!'”

So we have a photographer who is well-known for his “gritty” and highly-sexualized style, infantilizing a sex symbol. And it’s hardly the first time.

I don’t know how old she is, but I’m pretty sure that even if she was over 18, if you had a copy of this picture in Germany, you could go to jail for up to five years.

Even his fashion photography shows him apparently trying to make already very young girls look even younger. I know that fashion is obsessed with youth, but this is just ridic.

Remember that Calvin Klein ad campaign from like 1995 when everyone was like “aaaaaah it’s child porn!”? This must have been an outtake from the future.

Anyway, I don’t know this dude and I know we make a lot of jokes around here, but this dude is a total predator.

I would cry too, kiddo.

*I learned that from Wikipedia.

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