Teen Fashion Blogger's Site Blocked
Just four days after celebrating her 14th birthday, fashion blogging phenom Tavi Gevinson got the smackdown from Blogger, Google’s (GOOG) blog publishing tool that she uses for her site, “The Style Rookie.” A click on the site reveals that it is “under review” due to possible terms of service violations, and currently only accessible to its author.
“OOPS, I violated Blogger’s Terms of Service so they made my blog private. Not sure what I did and I don’t find out for a couple days. Blah,” Gevinson wrote on Twitter.
The cause of the violation appears to be a nude picture that the young muse to fashion designers like Rodarte posted on her website on April 22nd, on her birthday. After telling her fans that she “watched Empire Records and ate junk food and had cake,” Gevinson said she was posting a photo of model Maggie Rizer from a 1998 ad campaign for Yohji Yamamoto, one of her favorite designers. In the photo, Rizer is naked, except for some ribbons, which “seem appropriate for a birthday,” wrote Gevinson.