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Spanish prime minister's daughters in 'Goth girl' controversy

September 30, 2009 |  6:00 am


In one of the sillier Internet controversies, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero visited New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art last Wednesday with his wife and two daughters and posed for a photo with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The ensuing controversy is not so much over the photograph of the teenage girls posted on the White House Flickr page (Spanish law allows the prime minister to request the images not be published) but that Zapatero’s daughters, Laura, 16, and Alba, 13, are wearing Goth-inspired black dresses, heavy eyeliner and chunky boots not unlike many rebellious teens. And now blogs have had a go at the family via Photoshop morphing the teenagers into members of the Addams Family and the ghouls from "Scream."

-- Max Padilla

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