Friday, April 11, 2008

Horror on TV: Kiddie Beauty Pageants

The other day I was flippin' TV channels and came across this VH1 show, Little Beauties: Ultimate Kiddie Queen Showdown. What the @*!? I was mortified to see these little girls being primped up like little porcelain dolls just to engage in a beauty pageant. I know, I know - I shouldn't be judgmental, but I think it's heartbreaking to think how these girls will grow up to be insecure and constantly thinking about their looks.

What do you tell your little girl when they don't win? Oh sorry, Honey, but you just weren't as pretty as the winner. Why would you want to put your little girl through that?

In one scene a mother was attempting to put lip gloss on her daughter and the daughter just wasn't in the mood...

"I have to do this!" the mother exclaimed.

"You don't HAVE to do anything!" the daughter shouted back. Hilarious!

Here's a little clip of the show...

I'm not sure what compelled me to watch the entire show, but I was just awestruck that this kind of stuff still goes on. Well, what would make me think otherwise, I don't know. Note to self: Stay away from VH1!
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1 comment:

  1. I agree. I'm not a fan of the little kiddie beauty pageants myself. Seeing those little girls covered in make up and bogged down with overly styled hair is a bit disheartening. Womanhood will come knocking fast enough. I say let a child be a child while they can.