honey, i pimped the kids
May 2, 2001 10:28 AM   Subscribe

honey, i pimped the kids - yes, that's the founder's daughter. pretty tasteless in my book. she's just lucky her dad isn't making money off a different sort of file-trading.
posted by subpixel (13 comments total)
What's the issue here?

You think he's a bad father for being involved in his daughter's modeling career?
You hate Aimster?
The world just isn't moral enough for you?

What are we talking about here?

If he's pushing her to do this and it isn't her idea that's one thing...... But I just don't see that here. Weird yes. Tasteless? I can't even figure out what this page is about.

"Aimster - It's a hot chick AND a file sharing tool."
posted by y6y6y6 at 11:10 AM on May 2, 2001

Here's some backstory on the marketing of Aimster
posted by owillis at 11:37 AM on May 2, 2001

I think I'm more disturbed that her father's name is Johnny Deep.

Even if this was the Aimster's idea, parents should be able to distinguish between marketing a product and marketing their daughter's body.
posted by mgtrott at 11:53 AM on May 2, 2001

"She's 16 now and I stay out of it."

Nice of him to allow his daughter total freedom in deciding how much flesh to bare in promoting his company, and whether to be called Aimee or "the Aimster girl."

They mentioned Shaun Fanning in that article. He and Aimee are the perfect symbols of how much, and in what capacity, young men and women are respectively welcome in the high tech industry.
posted by transona5 at 11:54 AM on May 2, 2001

Could be worse. Could be a lot worse.

Heh. Aimster E. Aim E. Ay may. I get it.

The Aimster page appears to be mefied.
posted by dhartung at 12:03 PM on May 2, 2001

Or even worse.
posted by mgtrott at 12:09 PM on May 2, 2001

Good Christ! I'm blind! mgtrott, that's the worst thing I've seen in a long time.

That's been photoshopped to within an inch of its life, right?
posted by Skot at 12:18 PM on May 2, 2001

Considering that the tyke makes public appearances, I'm sure he must look *something* like that.
posted by mgtrott at 12:24 PM on May 2, 2001

Could be worse. Could be a lot worse.

like tom sawyer, jessi is a "modern day warrior."

mean, mean pride...
posted by judomadonna at 12:40 PM on May 2, 2001

I saw this kid on Howard Stern once, late at night, while suffering from an unusual case of insomnia....it was either this, or the E! True Hollywood story....
Yes, the kid looks just like that. And yes, it's terrible.
posted by bradth27 at 12:55 PM on May 2, 2001

Doh, the original page has been MeFi'ed. sigh
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 2:40 PM on May 2, 2001

Now while I think this particular example may tread the line, I've had some ideas about the cult of personality and how that could evolve into "business". Readers digest version: people will come to trust individuals and if enough people join in, the person becomes more of a brand (think a-list blogger). As this person's influence grows, they may be able to guide their audience toward purchasing things, etc (sort of fandom, but on a smaller scale...).
posted by owillis at 4:36 PM on May 2, 2001

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