When being pretty just isn’t enough

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.

‘Toddlers’ mom sues media for sexualizing daughter

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!

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5 thoughts on “When being pretty just isn’t enough

  1. becomingcliche says:

    The Tom Hanks version is so perfect. Spot on. I made my kids watch an episode of T&T once. So they would realize that there are parents more insane than their own. They couldn’t look away. It was like watching a train wreck.

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    • Krystal Rose says:

      Haha! That is brilliant! Very good parenting idea. I think I will tuck that one away for when I become a parent myself. 🙂 I agree that the Tom Hanks version is spot on. I had to include it, just couldn’t resist.

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  2. Kat Ward says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more; these adults really need to analyze what their motivations are. Are the moms living unfulfilled dreams? And what can the men say besides they’re getting their rocks off looking at mini Barbie dolls? I saw a video this past week of a group of 6-year-old girls dressed in what looked like black and red lingerie from a sex shop dancing to Beyonce’s “All the Single Ladies.” The gyrating, hip swiveling, and grinding these girls were doing was completely inappropriate. It was nauseating. How can a 6-year-old have any idea that what she is doing is sexual in nature? The crowd was loving it. And there were men in that crowd loving it too. Bad news all around. Thanks for the post.

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    • Krystal Rose says:

      I totally think that the mothers are living vicariously through their children in these instances. It is really the only thing that makes sense for what their motives could be to subject their children to such things. There are multiple platforms in which girls who are scantily clad due to whatever requirements are in place, such as, cheerleading at any age, gymnastics and any form of dance. However, I don’t have an issue with it so long as the children are not being forced to behave provocatively for horny men. These things are what lead to child pornography, rape and a whole mess of terrible things. I think it is great to get the kids involved in dance and such things, I just wish parents like these cared more about what this type of attention actually does to their daughters minds in the present and the future.

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  3. shaylap76 says:

    I hate this show! The entire premise of putting these little girls on stage to parade around and be judged is beyond me. Already, females have to contend with those who believe we use our sexuality to get ahead and shows like this are only going to encourage these little girls that they need only to be pretty to be a winner. I would like to see an end to all “beauty” competitions.

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