Remember that time that supermodel Stephanie Seymour was photographed practically making out with her teenage son on the beach? She’s at it again.
If you listen closely, you might be able to hear a muffled ‘I told you so’ from about six feet underneath Sigmund Freud’s grave. Two years after those creepy paparazzi shots, Stephanie Seymour and her offspring are making people uncomfortable in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Here’s what you might have missed so far. Stephanie Seymour was a super famous model in the eighties and nineties. She has four kids, one of which is called Peter. When Peter was 18, this photo happened:
Peter then released a statement saying that the reason it’s totally not creepy that he’s locking lips (and grabbing boob) with his own mother, is because he’s a raging homosexual. Not his words. However, he did carry on to say this:
“She often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in a manner that is intimate”
Oh, well as long as this is a regular occurrence then there’s no need to get your knickers in a twist. Rather than writing this off as an awkward angle and one of those embarrassing family stories that always gets brought up at Christmas dinner, they’ve decided to crank the Oedipus dial up to eleven. By doing this in a national magazine:
And they’ve invited more of the family to join in! Nothing says ‘family bonding’ like positioning one son to look like he’s unzipping your dress while giving bedroom eyes to the other. Not quite creepy enough for you yet? Remember the days of helping your mom lace up her thigh-high boots while she did aerobics in her basque and hotpants?
It’s pretty obvious Harper’s Bazaar knew what reaction they’d get when they put the whole thing together – hints of incest always get people talking, and you have Game of Thrones to thank for that. They did attempt to make the whole spread look like a sweet and innocent tribute to the kid’s childhood by including this little anecdote:
“When they were little, they would lay out outfits for me. I’d wake up at 7:30 a.m. and they would have laid out a 1955 vintage Dior couture gown and all the accessories too.”
You see? They’re just being her stylists, you guys! No, hang on. We’re still left with the idea that two teenage boys have voluntarily dressed their mom like an expensive hooker. Yeah, definitely still creepy.