Toddlers & Tiaras

What has happened to The Learning Channel? It used to be that you could see how skyscrapers are built, how Persian rugs are made and an occasional cooking show. Now it is Jon & Kate Plus 8 and this monstrosity called Toddlers and Tiaras about the Kiddie (Porn) Pageants that are blighting the countryside.

Most of them are children from, at least in the 2 episodes (train wrecks) that I couldn’t help but watch, poorer areas of the country with parents who are “making an investment” in their child’s future by parading them dressed in costumes and make-up that make the child look like Vegas putannas.

In one scene a mother (and I use the term loosely) has her 7 year-old daughter at the local hair-burners getting her hair done and getting her first pair of fake french nails. The mother is shown giving her little girl her second cup of coffee while this is being done.

Another scene shows a couple, where the “dad” is the driving force behind the little girl’s participation in the pageants, and the dad is the biggest queen since Richard Simmons. He is standing at the end of the runway in the competition doing the turns, winks and blowing of kisses as the little girls is trying to do them. It is the most ridiculous display of transference one could imagine. Take a look at these kids and tell me what you think.

They sometimes give away puppies as prizes in these things.

Yes, that is eye liner and false eyelashes on this kid.

Does this kid look happy to be doing this? I think not.

Ditto this one

French nails
I don’t know about you but I think this sort of thing is pretty repulsive, but like most wrecks you can’t take your eyes off of it.

2 thoughts on “Toddlers & Tiaras

  1. These kids will be the next predators victims! Why do this to our youth? Come on people, get a grip. Look at the parents, they are not anything you want to grow up and look like, so maybe they are living their childhood dreams through their kids and sadly, abusing them in the meantime. And for goodness sake, don't reward them with a puppy of any kind for a reward. Puppies are hard work and dedication that obviously these families won't give.

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