Farrah Abraham is putting her 10-year-old daughter Sophia to work. Since being fired from Teen Mom OG by MTV, Farrah Abraham appears to be focusing her energy on turning her child into an influencer.
On Instagram and YouTube, Sophia Abraham is selling merchandise, hosting toy reviews, and strutting the stage at fashion shows. At only ten years old, her Instagram account has more than 700,000 followers, and her YouTube channel has over 17,000 subscribers.
Her videos are a range of daily vlogs, toy, and product reviews. However, YouTube’s community guidelines state children under age 13 cannot have channels. To set up a Google account, an individual must be at least 13-years old. With Sophia Abraham only 10-year-old, she is breaking community guidelines.
On Instagram, Sophia Abraham uploads photos and videos to her over 700,000 followers. In one of her most recent videos, she appears in only a sports bra and leather pants. Her mother seems to be filming her while Sophia shares information about her new merchandise. The video sparked outrage toward Farrah that she was sexualizing her pre-teen daughter.
The video prompted hundreds of comments from concerned followers about Sophia appearing in only a bra.
When she isn’t uploading content, Farrah shuttles her young daughter to fan ‘meet and greets,’ fashion shows, and film festivals. In the past two weeks, the mother and daughter have been in Italy, France, and New York City. All the while, Sophia appears in photos in full makeup and hair and dressed like an adult.Noticeably absent in all of images and videos are other children. Sophia is almost always surrounded by adults and in adult environments.
A recent trip to France left social media speechless as Farrah and Sophia stripped down into bikinis and pranced around the Eiffel Tower.
Fans and “haters” are starting to think that Farrah could be grooming her daughter for nefarious purposes or attempting to sexualize the young girl.
With Sophia working around the clock, there seems to be little time for school. However, Farrah insists her daughter is enrolled in online education. Is Farrah Abraham pushing her daughter into the spotlight and ignoring child labor laws? Are social media platforms aware that a 10-year-old is working for her mother? What is the responsibility of a parent to keep their children safe online?
Farrah Abraham appears to have her sights set on making her daughter the next big influencer without because she’s stealing her daughter’s childhood. However, the bigger question is why are platforms allowing a 10-year-old to upload content despite being underage?
Check out my recent video on Farrah’s plans to make Sophia famous.
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