Dakota Fanning: Too Young For Racy Cosmopolitan Cover?

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Dakota Fanning's appearance on the new cover of Cosmopolitan has sparked controversy. Reason being: she's 17 and the magazine is full of risque material.

Fanning, who turns 18 next month, appears gorgeous and grown up with dark eyes, light blonde hair and a form-fitting dress on the cover of the February issue.

That alone probably wouldn't draw fire from critics, but look the article teases:

Dakota Fanning Cosmo Cover

Some say a minor shouldn't promote a publication with content such as “His Best Sex Ever,” “Too Naughty To Stay Here: But You Have to Try This Sex Trick,” and “Um, Vagina Are You Okay Down There?” But Cosmopolitan defended its decision.

“It is one thing to educate young women about sex and their bodies, but putting a young, underage girl on the cover of a magazine that had long been known to push the limits is sending the wrong message,” one media watchdog said.

Cosmo's response: "We’re thrilled to feature Dakota Fanning on the February cover and she looks stunning. Dakota, who turns 18 this month, is a mature, fearless young woman and we're proud to honor her as our Fun Fearless Female of the year."

Tell us: Is Dakota Fanning too young to cover Cosmopolitan?


Omg so wat i dont see anything wtong with her on the cover i could see if she was wearing something inappropriate but shes wearing a cute dress HELLO PEOPLE ITS 2012 THATS THE FASHION FOR YOUNG GIRLS NOW A DAYS LEAVE HER ALONE SHES LOOKS STUNNING


Thats dakota fanning? Goodness. Shes grown up. Last time i remember seeing her she was in uptown girls and she was 9. Shes growing like a beanstalk. That girl in the photo doesnt even look like her.


Um..have you seen the runaways! She was making out with a chick..which for some reason people think is wrong..she had revealing clothes on as well! But cuz she is on the cover of a mag pple are going crazy???? OH My GOD! Shut up!


I dont get it either.. Shes covered up And shes not 10 shes 17.. Maybe they shouldnt have in bold letters.. " HIS BEST SEX EVER" on the front of a magazine And stuff about sex tips....Unless its PlayGirl or something. Ive never really read this magazine but leave the girl alone


wow, super typos.... =/


shes still young, why are we making yet ANOTHER under age girl, a sex icon? its only a matter of time before everyopne stars make things up about her too, and not long after that will these things become truth. all i can say dakota, it good luck


Not too young for the cover, but why such strong retouching. Let's be real, not so fake Cosmo!


Ummm, yea, I don't get it?? She doesn't look too mature or sexy...She looks like a flirty, refreshed and gorgeous 17 year old to me...