Well, this sounds like a completely healthy father-daughter relationship to me, but I’d like to hear what you all think about it. Kim Ridley owns a business called Ridley’s Rides in Eugene, Oregon and he sells vehicles through eBay. To spice up his advertising without hiring professional models, he has his 20-year-old daughter Lexxa throw on her booty shorts and bra and pose with his classic cars.
That’s right. He shows his 1977 Datsun through the legs of his daughter, with her ass in full view for his loyal customers to check out. Call me crazy, but this doesn’t seem like a very good view of the car. At least it’s better than the cleavage shot though. That displays even less of the vehicle he’s supposedly trying to sell.
Possibly more upsetting than the photos themselves are Ridley’s blase way of pretending that there’s nothing wrong with them. He tells AdWeek, “If I felt bad about it, I wouldn’t do it. Girls and dogs attract people’s attention.” He pimps out his golden retriever to advertise his merchandise as well, if that makes anyone feel better.
The fact that a father has no problem objectifying and sexualizing his own daughter for personal gain is just so disturbing. To see no problem with these obviously exploitative photos is completely insane. This is the man’s child. It’s the girl he is supposed to love and protect, not take scantily-clad photos of to sell old cars.
I’m not saying that every father should pretend his daughter is an innocent little flower. I don’t think dads should be forcing their daughters into potato sacks to protect them from glaring eyes. In general, I’ve never thought that it was my father’s job to protect my chastity, or to concern himself with my sex life at all. It’s good for a father to acknowledge that his little girl is a mature female capable of making her own choices, and expressing her sexuality in any way she sees fit.
But this goes a little farther than acknowledging her sexuality — he’s straight up selling it. This is a crotch shot on the internet to make dad a little money.