Top teen model, 16, at centre of row over 'disgusting' and 'offensive' shoot that appears to show her being choked
Controversial: A shoot starring Hailey Clauson, 16, pictured on the Diane Von Furstenberg catwalk, has raised questions about domestic violence
A fashion magazine has sparked anger after publishing a shoot in which a teenage supermodel appears to be being choked by an unidentified man.
Hailey Clauson, 16, is seen with her head forced back and a hand around her neck in the new issue of Pop.
Since the photographs were made public, however, there has been a backlash over the magazine's decision to publish them.
Jezebel.com, which was originally alerted to the shoot by a reader, raised the point that teenage girls are one of the most at-risk groups when it comes to domestic violence.
Its reporter commented: 'For a magazine to sexualize violence against women in this way is
'This is not fashion, and this is not an appropriate
way to depict any woman in a fashion spread – no matter her age. But to
do this to a teenaged girl, when teenaged girls are among the groups
most at risk of suffering violence at the hands of the men in their
lives, is arguably even more offensive.'
Los Angeles-born Miss Clauson is also cast alongside a porn star and a nude woman in the spread, the photographs from which were not made available to MailOnline.
It was shot by photographer Tyrone Lebon, and has been likened to the risque work of Terry Richardson.
It is not the first time she has courted controversy though. Last year the budding supermodel made headlines when she walked in Diane Von Furstenberg's catwalk show at the age of just 15 – despite a CFDA ruling issued by the designer herself that all runway models should be over 16.
She also walked for DKNY, Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein before she came of age.
'This is not fashion, and this is not an appropriate way to depict any woman in a fashion spread'
An embarrassed Ms Von Furstenberg was forced to admit that she had no idea the model was so young, and pledged to check ID for all her future models.
In a letter to CFDA members at the time, she wrote: 'It is to my horror that I discovered last Friday that in spite of me repeating that to my production and casting people, one girl slipped through the cracks. One girl who will be 16 in March walked my show last week!
'I was horrified and terribly embarrassed… Please accept my apology. I am trying to be a good leader and set an example.'
'X-rated': The model was at the centre of a $28m lawsuit when her parents sued over a racy T-shirt bearing her image that went on sale at Urban Outfitters
She was also at the centre of a $28million lawsuit last year when her parents sued over a T-shirt bearing an 'X-rated' image of their then-14-year-old daughter went on sale at Urban Outfitters.
Earlier this month, however, a Manhattan federal judge dismissed the suit
against photographer Jason Lee Parry, after ruling that he was 'not subject to jurisdiction under
New York law.'
Ashley Heath, editor-in-chief of Pop, is yet to respond to MailOnline's request for comment with regards to her magazine's controversial shoot.