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Toddler Pageants....too far?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Plucky The Bassist, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I saw this article on Yahoo today ( http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blog...-wears-fake-boobs-122003383--abc-news-tv.html ) and while this is truly awful, it's not too much farther than some of the stuff these parents put the kids in. My mother and sister watch the toddler pageant shows and the dance moms one too. I couldn't count how many times I would pass through the living room and ask them why on Earth they are watching it.

    I don't really care about the concept of pageants and the dance stuff. The only thing I bring in a personal opinion on is the way they dress these children, and I find it completely revolting. The way these women dress their little girls comes off as irresponsible and oblivious. I don't currently have little girls of my own, but I won't make my daughter think she has to "show skin" to be viewed as beautiful or to succeed in something like a pageant.

    Interested to hear from dads and moms on this one. Anyone else think they go too far with these outfits? I will not entertain the "everyone else does it" argument...such a freakin cop out :scowl:
  2. Yes. It's ridiculous.
  3. Grotesque as all hell.

    Honey Boo Boo is a sign of Idiocracy coming true. :atoz:
  4. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I've always found beauty pageants pretty asinine, but I find the whole toddler pageant concept incredibly creepy. Doesn't that Toddlers and Tiaras show have some girl who's a complete diva on it?
  5. Personally, I think that the act of putting your child in something like this is abuse and your custody of the child should be called into question.
  6. I've seen the ads for Toddlers and Tiaras...sad... :scowl:

    These parents are setting their little girls up to be very shallow women in the future with all the wrong priorities, IMO.
  7. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Two thumbs down.
  8. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Luckily they wear that shallowness on their sleeves, so normal people can avoid them in adulthood. :ninja:
  9. no hot moms on the show, not interested.
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  11. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Yup, very creepy.

    I don't even like that my daughter is into cheering. Let's dress teenage girls in skimpy outfits for the big, strong boys etc.

    This is better:

  12. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    There's a reason I refer to these shows as the "Maladjusted whore in training hour".

    And the "judges" that critique these things based on criteria fitting of what I'd consider soft-core porn level trashiness, should be locked up on reasonable suspicions of pedophilia.

    Extreme? Excessive? I don't think so. It's one thing to have a beautiful child that could model or whatnot based on their honest natural look... It's quite another to take said beautiful child (and judging by these shows, only on the outside) and give them a non-healthy self image and fixation, an over-entitled sense of self worth, all ballooned to garish, grotesque cartooniness.
  13. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    There was a South Park episode that satirized that with one of the judges visibly jacking off during a toddler beauty pageant.
  14. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    I always thought it was bizarre and a bit disturbing. Extremely poor judgement and taste isn't illegal though.
  15. Mysterion


    Jan 10, 2012
    Twisted? Absolutely.

    But we've effectively commoditized everything else, why not the bodies of little girls?

    Personally, I prefer bread to circuses. Turn off your TV and cook a nice meal.
  16. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Grotesque is the right word for toddler pageants.

    I have a 9 year old daughter, and every time she sees a commercial for any of those shows, she talk about how snotty and horrible the kids are, and how they shouldn't be dressed like that, and how the parents really need to think about what they're doing.
  17. rob2966


    Oct 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Whenever I see a "Toddlers and Tiaras" ad on TV I cringe (and that was before I had a daughter of my own).

    The parents (Moms?) that try to live vicariously through their children in this way (and other ways too) should really have their legal rights as care givers brought into question.

    However, I am also very willing to blame the TV network and organizers of this grotesque freak-show. Without the pagaents, the parents would have to rely on www.peopleofwalmart.com for their 15-minutes of fame.

  18. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    little girls with make-up on makes me wanna puke on the mothers AND beat the crap out of the fathers!!!!!!!!!!

    I FRIGGIN' HATE IT....:scowl:
  19. All these shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, and Honey Boo Boo make me wonder why I'm wasting $75.00 a month on cable TV! If it wasn't for the upcoming NFL season I'd cancel it right now! :mad:
  20. jwbassman

    jwbassman Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    This seems appropo..


    Last Season on Always Sunny in Philadelphia. "Frank's Little Beauties", pretty much covers tihs topic nicely..LOL :D

    I love this quote from Charlie (not in the video preview above):

    If you haven't seen it you gotta watch it.

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