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What Do You Think About This? February 6, 2009

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 5:26 am

Toddlers And Tiaras

[click on above link for info on TV show]

Since I am tied to the couch for 20 minutes every 2 1/2 to 3 hours around the clock to feed my infant son, I have seen some really weird shows on TV. Here is one of them.

So what do you think? Tell the truth and let’s have a discussion… you know, a real discussion.

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10 Responses to “What Do You Think About This?”

  1. Mel Says:

    I (GASP!) watched part of the show the other night because there was nothing else on and I wasn’t sleepy. In all honesty, it completely sickens me to see baby girls glitzed and sexed up to this extreme. I must say, there was one little girl (the one in the middle in your pic with a one piece swim suit) who is in it for the FUN- she wears NO makeup and doesn’t get the disgusting other things most of them do such as spray tans, fake eyelashes, etc. I think that’s ok to a degree. But the other little girls they were showing (one they focused on in particular) made me want to throw up. NOT the girl, I shouldn’t have said that. Her MOTHER. ICK. It all reminds me of JonBenet Ramsey which saddens me even more.
    Ok, now I need to just stop- I could go on and on! In short- I think there is enough media focus on sex being put on normal little girls who don’t participate in pagentry- what is done to most of those girls is just sick.

  2. candidchatter Says:

    Whose fault is this? The moms? Where are the dads?

    Do you think the show is highlighting the more extreme pageants? Or do you think they are all like this to some degree?

    Would you enter your child in a pageant? What if someone offered your child a modeling contract out of nowhere? Would you entertain the thought? Is modeling different than a pageant?

    More thoughts… C’mon folks.

    Heidi

  3. Jason Says:

    I’m not sure how to put this nicely…..That is just wrong. Are beauty peagents wrong? No. Are the parents (plural) wrong for entering them? No. Should you let your kid wear more makeup than you do? No. Should you dress your baby, and these are just babies, up and make them look like an adult? Hell no. Alot of these parents seem to be living vicariously through their babies or they are trying to use them to make money, and if your intent is trying to make money off of your baby, well ya anyway. I believe this show is an extreme. As far as a modeling contract, no, you want to make money off your kid, wait for them to grow up and then let them supprt you when your old, kids don’t need jobs, they need to be kids. Would it make me proud to think that my kids are so beautiful that someone would want to put them on the cover of GQ, Cosmo, or Guns and Ammo, why yes, but I already know that they are that beautiful, I don’t need to see my baby on the cover of a magazine holding the new Taurus .45 caliber, match grade, stainless steel pistol with laser site grips. I’m very old school when it comes to protecting my kids, don’t believe me, try messing with them and your going to see daddy with his .45 caliber, match grade pistol with the laser grip sites, I’m just sayin….

  4. jimmy paravane Says:

    “Would it make me proud to think that my kids are so beautiful that someone would want to put them on the cover of GQ, Cosmo, or Guns and Ammo, why yes, but I already know that they are that beautiful, I don’t need to see my baby on the cover of a magazine holding the new Taurus .45 caliber, match grade, stainless steel pistol with laser site grips.”
    Oh my. That’s just worthy. (grin)
    IMHO, as always, judging is easy. What about all the people who’s jobs depend on this circuit to support their families? Are they complicit as well?

  5. candidchatter Says:

    Jimmy: Good question!! Anyone want to answer Jimmy’s question?

    I think they (parents) also spend a major chunk of change to put their daughters (and sons?) in these pageants. Those dresses are expensive as are the hair pieces, make-up, accessories, dance lessons (baton twirling, singing, instrument playing, etc), spray tan sessions, and so forth. So are they really making any money?

    Discuss.

    Heidi

  6. Will_nottheactor_Smith Says:

    There are many employment industries that may be questionable – professional car/drag racing (uses all that gas/oil, and talk about CO2 emissions!), dog shows, porn movies, window washing, valet parking – and tons more. They are important to some people, but not all.

    I don’t think it’s healthy for the parents to put this type of external beauty pressure on these girls. Hello?!? Mary Kate Olsen, anyone?!? And she wasn’t even in the pageant business, but still has huge eating disorder health issues for her quest for “beauty.”

  7. daphne Says:

    never watched the show. I was put in pagents from 6ish to 14ish. It jacked me up. I will never do that to my daughters.

  8. Can anyone say “Jon Benet?” ‘Nuff said.

  9. Joe Blackmon Says:

    Regardless of whoever else may be involved and wrong I fault the parents first and foremost. I cannot believe that someone would parade their child around to be a pedephiles fantasy. I would have no problem with someone introducing these people to the business end of their right elbow…and i could be persuaded to do it for a little bit.

    There, I said it.

  10. candidchatter Says:

    The show makes me sick to my stomach. I have only seen 2 episodes and both times I had to turn the channel about halfway through. I am vehemently against beauty pageants for any child regardless of age.

    However, I like watching Miss America every 5 years or so. And I’m happy Miss America 2009 is a pretty little Christian girl.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Heidi


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