Earlier this evening while I was cooking dinner I overheard what I thought was a child being beaten, but it turns out that the TLC show, Toddlers & Tiaras was on my television. A little girl apparently didn’t do well in her routine and her mother was scolding her as she screamed bloody murder. First thought here: That parent should be tarred and feathered! One little girl, who was only 8 years old said to the camera, “When we are on stage we smile, but when we are off stage we don’t.” Isn’t that sad? It broke my heart. She is already all too aware of the toll this is taking on her and her parents just don’t care. TLC should be ashamed also for exploiting these innocent children!
What is the appeal here exactly though? Seeing little girls being transformed by tons of makeup, fake hair, spray on tans, eyebrow waxing and short short skirts parading around on a stage? Or is it their sex appeal that makes the show popular? Yep! I said it, SEX APPEAL! These parents are turning their little angels into hussies! This is child abuse at its finest, yes? When I searched this topic online I came across an article talking about how one of the mother’s on the show is currently trying to sue the media for how they portrayed her daughter after she sang an LMFAO song as part of her “talent” routine. I’m sorry but, WTF did she expect?! First of all, their songs are not even remotely appropriate for a child to be singing, let alone singing it while tramping it up on a stage in a skimpy outfit. Maybe Mariah Carey can get away with looking like a slut all the time, even at her age, but these children should not be forced into this insanity. It is where dreams come to die and are instead replaced with body confusion and self doubt that will ultimately lead these girls well into their young adult to adult lives.
Psychiatrist’s should be flocking around these pageant sites just waiting for the tiara to drop.
A little comic relief to even out the madness… 😉
Gotta love Tom Hanks! What a great sense of humor he has, and I especially love how Ron Howard has a cameo as well. Haha!