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Crazy TV Critic Thinks 'Mad Men's' Sally Draper is the Subject of Child Exploitation

By 06.06.12

Batsh*t New York Post columnist Linda Stasi — who once sued the city of New York for $2 million after she tripped over a police barricade — is very troubled with the way that Matthew Weiner has written his “Mad Men” character Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka). In fact, she’s so outraged, she believes that someone should call Child Protective Services on Weiner.

Maybe the parents of the 12-year-old actress who plays Sally, Kiernan Shipka, are too caught up in the glamour of the show to stop the harm it has caused their child — harm that is being played out before the country.

Sorry, but what Weiner has done over the last two seasons to the character of this child smacks not just of Hollywood perversity, but of child exploitation disguised as art.

Hey, lady. Back up a minute here. She’s not taking off her clothes. She’s not engaging in sexual activity, and she’s not blowing up anyone (unlike, say, Chloe Moretz in Kick Ass). Stasi takes particular issue with a scene in this last week’s episode in which Sally Draper’s period blood was revealed.

I can’t help but wonder whether Weiner ever considers if scenes like that excite child sexual predators. Does he care? Surely this must panic her parents — no?

What? What kind of sexual predator gets off on the sight of period blood? I mean, I’m sure those people exist, but I think that complaint says more about Stasi than Weiner. Who would watch that scene and think, “You know, I bet there’s a lot of sick, perverted men at home getting off on this. I should write a column about it.”

I can’t imagine that Shipka’s parents aren’t concerned with doing everything they can to protect their little girl from creepy fans. But when she performs in scenes like these, they expose her to a world full of them.

Yes! Of course! Because that’s exactly what sickos do on Sunday nights. They tune in to “Mad Men” in the hopes that the 12-year-old girl might walk in on a guy getting a hummer and then they formulate plans for getting their Rape Vans closer to the girl who got menstrual blood on her underwear.


TOPICS#Mad Men
TAGSKIERNAN SHIPKAsally draper

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