Saturday, May 10, 2008

Russh Magazine Stirs Controversy With Topless Picture Of 16 Year Old Zippora Seven

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The Herald Sun is reporting that Russh magazine is being investigated by Australia's Classification Board for two editorial pieces that depicted 16 year old model Zippora Seven topless. The first piece was published in March and shows Seven riding a horse topless. The second editorial featured a topless Seven with 16-year-old male model Levi Clarke in a bathtub with Moet champagne in the foreground. The title of the editorial piece, photographed by Derek Henderson, was titled "We Got It Bad" and was inspired by Johnny Depp and Kate Moss according to Russh editor Natalie Shukur. Seven's Australian agent, Priscilla Leighton-Clark, said the photo shoot had gone too far saying "Had I known it was to be a topless shoot, (Seven) would never have done it."

This first topless piece was published in March

This latest editorial piece features Zippora Seven topless in a tub with 16-year-old male model Levi Clarke

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Editorial piece from March issue of Russh magazine

"We Got It Bad" editorial piece photographed by Derek Henderson

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Australia is no stranger to the young model controversy. Last month, controversy erupted over a decision to use 14 year old model Monika Jagaciak as the face of Australian Fashion Week. The decision was reversed after protest from editors of Vogue and Elle magazine.

May 17, 2008: Australia’s classification board clears Russh magazine for printing topless photos of 16 year old Zippora Seven.