Hey my sexies!
So, call me crazy, but am I the only one who sees the madness in TLC’s TV show Toddlers & Tiaras? To me that show in one massive W-T-F rolled into one.
Don’t know what I’m talking about?
Well the show is basically about little girls being dressed up like mini-adults and paraded around a stage in a beauty pageant. Some contestants are babies and go up to the age of say… 10? I’m not even sure.
Sure, you’re probably thinking it’s all in good fun, but when you take a tiny little girl and dress her up in poofy dresses with fake boobs, tons of makeup, fake tans, fake nails and pluck their eyebrows, surely it’s going to cause some kind of psychological damage?
According to http://www.psychologycorner.com, it can.
“What can a child learn by being a professional/serial beauty pageant contestant? Well, encouraging the sense of competition is okay, having a hobby to be dedicated to is okay, spending time with mom is great, but when you become a winning machine, a 1st place chaser or a tiara collector, serious psychological problems are just around the corner. These contests promote pshysical beauty as a main value, complimented of course by the ‘special talent’ and ‘warm hearts’. A child, especially a female that is going to pay so much attention to her looks and that knows she is being assesed for it, is very proned to develop eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia.”
I blame the parents. I mean looking at the parents (especially the moms), they’re either ex-beauty queens themselves or have a strange fascination with beauty pageants and are living their dreams through their little girls (or boys).
The kids learn to be viciously competitive, obsessed with beauty and become downright brats in the making, when they should be playing with dolls or playing outside and getting scrapes on their knees from falling off their first bicycles… and not shaving rashes from their first wax!
Seems like the parents forget that they’re just little kiddies still growing up.
Anyway on a lighter note, check out this funny video of little Yvette, a pageant kid who’s just happy to be on TV:
Have a fabtastic Wednesday!