A few months ago, Samia Najimy Finnerty was another 16-year-old preparing for summer vacation. Now she's the poster-child for a teen sex debate she didn't bargain for. The daughter of actor Kathy Najimy and musician Dan Finnerty —a budding performer in her own right — posed for PETA's controversial July campaign featuring the attention-grabbing headline, "Vegans go all the way." When news of Finnerty's age sparked a public outcry, the teenager found herself at the center of a heated debate on everything from slut-shaming to exploitation. Everyone's got an opinion on the topic, but we wanted to hear from Finnerty herself. So we asked her.
What’s it like being a teenager at the center of a conversation about sexuality?
It’s hard because being a teenager there are all these other sort of things that you have to deal with and sexuality is a huge part of that and I feel like it’s sort of everyone’s right to be able to openly express that and talk about that.
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