Well, yeah. Isn't that what older guys say all the time when caught with underage girls, that they "looked 18."
The UK version of the men's magazine, FHM, is in trouble for some mobile phone videos of a girl who turned out to be--yikes!--only 14. The pic was reportedly sent in by her live-in boyfriend. Looks like the lad's magazine will be censured for doing so, but I can only imagine the punishment if that had happened in the good old USA. Would they even still be in business? Here's more from The Guardian Unlimited:
FHM has been censured by the Press Complaints Commission after it published a topless photo of a 14-year-old girl without her consent.
The PCC said the photograph, included in a gallery of mobile phone snapshots, was a "serious intrusion" into the girl's privacy and had a "significant effect" on her emotionally and at school.
Moreover, the commission added that the Emap men's magazine's failure to respond more quickly to the complaint "aggravated what was a significant breach" of its code of practice.
The parents of the girl complained to the PCC after the picture was published in the April 2007 edition of FHM. They said the photo was taken in 2005 when their daughter was 14.
FHM said it received around 1,200 photos of women either topless or wearing lingerie for publication each week. It added that it was "extremely surprised" to learn that the girl was 14 "as she certainly appeared to be older", the PCC reported in its ruling today.
"The magazine had been informed that the complainants' daughter was in a cohabiting relationship with the person who submitted the photograph and, in those circumstances, no further enquiries about the image were made," said the PCC.