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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 10:10 PM
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10. The scariest (and saddest) show on TV.
I see the ads for Toddlers and Tiaras when I watch What Not To Wear and they are heart-breaking. You just ache for those little girls. The ad last week featured a father who "imagines himself on stage" when his toddler is on stage - dancing provocatively in stripper wear and stripper makeup. This week's ad featured a mother who proclaims "I am obsessed with the Miss America Pageant! That's the whole reason I wanted a little girl!" Wow. And the pageants are all a scam. I watched a documentary on these pageants a few years ago on A+E. The contestants pay big fees to participate. The parents spend thousands on costumes, dance lessons, and traveling. And these are not wealthy people. This is a very sad part of our culture - toddlers being judged on appearance by adults in a for profit business which counts on the low self esteem of the parents. Poor little girls. I hope there is a relative, neighbor, friend's mother, or teacher along the way who instills value in these girls beyond appearance.
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  -Seriously, would you do THIS to your five year old child (scary video) LynneSin  Jan-14-11 05:11 PM   #0 
  - My wife was in the room when I clicked that.  Xithras   Jan-14-11 05:28 PM   #1 
  - Holy shit! Your wife and I would make a good team there!  auntAgonist   Jan-14-11 07:24 PM   #5 
     - A slight correction...  zanana1   Jan-16-11 07:19 AM   #17 
  - That's child abuse! nt  zanana1   Jan-14-11 05:29 PM   #2 
  - wtf is wrong with these people!  Maine-ah   Jan-14-11 05:41 PM   #3 
  - Mom looked a little chunky there. Grandma should come down and do some forced liposuction on her.  JBoy   Jan-14-11 06:14 PM   #4 
  - I'm almost speechless ! That is child abuse.  auntAgonist   Jan-14-11 07:26 PM   #6 
  - No, never, and it's hard to believe that any mom would  kimi   Jan-14-11 07:32 PM   #7 
  - It's child abuse.  Pithlet   Jan-14-11 07:41 PM   #8 
  - No way in hell. (nt)  rbnyc   Jan-14-11 07:43 PM   #9 
  - The scariest (and saddest) show on TV.  stanwyck   Jan-14-11 10:10 PM   #10 
  - I think I saw that special about the behind-the-scenes of these things  LynneSin   Jan-14-11 11:14 PM   #12 
  - Lynne, it would be interesting to know how much actual  stanwyck   Jan-15-11 07:18 AM   #16 
  - The biggest prize might be a thousand $. Only one child will win that.  LisaL   Jan-14-11 11:32 PM   #13 
  - Ugh  Katarina   Jan-14-11 10:29 PM   #11 
  - Have you seen the "Madonna" clip from the show?  jmm   Jan-14-11 11:58 PM   #14 
  - Horrible  MilesColtrane   Jan-15-11 02:26 AM   #15 
  - That is absofrigginluteinly HORRID of that mom  fortyfeetunder   Jan-16-11 12:58 PM   #18 
 

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