Both Warren Kinsella and Gritchik as (well, state in the latter): is the Sunshine girl offensive, or are people making a mountain out of a mole hill?
Obviously, that relates back to the wider point of whether or not our, as Gritchik calls it, "... hyper-sexualized society in which 3 year-olds are entering beauty
pageants dressed as the Julia Roberts’ hooker character from Pretty
Woman, complete with blonde wig and thigh high leather boots," should go through some changes in its thinking.
It's a debate well worth having.
Personally, as a social liberal I'd like to see things toned down a tad but, hey, if that's what you want to do, that's what you want to do. But, as a male, I'm not about to argue the point with any of the Sunshine models, if you know what I mean.
Fact is, there is a market out there for it, and there are people willing to fulfill the role needed. If it doesn't kill anyone, doesn't steal from anyone, and is something done voluntarily, you'd be hard pressed to find any sort of valid argument against it. Just sayin'.