A reader submitted these covers for consideration. These are the album covers (front and back) for a dance music release produced by the Brazilian television host Xuxa as part of an audiovisual series aimed at children. Unfortunately, I do not read Portuguese and am not completely sure about the background of this release.
The interesting thing is that it portrays children dancing (presumably to the music). The presence of the children is appealing and is aimed at that age market, but these images do bring up the question of the ethics of children imitating adults. Like most music of this genre, it is sexually suggestive and children were probably taught do perform the dances convincingly. Also, children who learn dancing at an early age can become quite skilled and well express the joy of the activity (they make it seem effortless). The ethical question, as is often the case, is two-edged: what kind of adult activities should children be allowed to emulate and at what age? and are children at the age shown really all that naive about matters of human sexuality as expressed in their culture? Does “the Queen of Children” go too far in this portrayal?