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Toddlers and Tiaras: 3-year-old wears 'Pretty Woman' prostitute outfit
SFGate: The Mommy Files ^ | 9/6/11 | Amy Graff

Posted on 09/06/2011 12:28:26 PM PDT by SmithL

Last week TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" reality show enraged the world with a shocking performance by a 4-year-old sporting fake C-cup boobs and acting like a 20-something.

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3-year-old Paisley struts across the stage dressed as Julia Roberts in the opening scene of the movie "Pretty Woman." In thigh-high black patent leather boots and a tight blue mini skirt,

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: childabuse; childhood; culturewars; moralabsolutes; parenting; prostitot; sexploitation; sexualizingchildren; sexualizingtoddlers
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This is sexual exploitation of a child.
1 posted on 09/06/2011 12:28:29 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

This has to be a joke, right? I heard the one this morning about the kid dressed like Dolly, boobs and butt. Mom said the kid has worn this before and it to represent Tennessee.

Both moms need a slap back into reality.


2 posted on 09/06/2011 12:30:33 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: SmithL

Two words:

Child Abuse.


3 posted on 09/06/2011 12:32:31 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: SmithL

What kind of idiots even watch crap TV like this?


4 posted on 09/06/2011 12:32:45 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SmithL

What can you say about this? This is the end result of parents forgetting what it means to be parents. The little girl is a prop to win prize. The sick, scary part is that the mother probably thought the costume was “cute.”


5 posted on 09/06/2011 12:32:56 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SmithL

What is the matter with these women?


6 posted on 09/06/2011 12:33:26 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: ETL
What kind of idiots even watch crap TV like this?

This show is evil...and parents who would subject their kids to this are guilty of child abuse.

7 posted on 09/06/2011 12:33:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WayneS

2 words...white trash


8 posted on 09/06/2011 12:34:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Okay, FOUR words:

White trash child abusers.


9 posted on 09/06/2011 12:38:28 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: SmithL

TLC is the absolute sewer of cable channels. Kate Plus 8 and fat chicks buying wedding dresses. Just total garbage.


10 posted on 09/06/2011 12:38:35 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: arrogantsob

I think some of it is women like Patty Ramsey (Jon Benet Ramsey’s mother), who had their shot at beauty pageants and had some success, but didn’t make it to the absolute top and want to engineer the perfect image in their child. Really a sick motivation, but that’s part of it. Others are homely and obese women who want to express a rejection of themselves (in their current form) by driving a young child into this perverse sense of an ideal.

It is all so disturbing. No matter what the motivation, it is is simply sick to use children in this way and to introduce them to overt sexuality at that age.


11 posted on 09/06/2011 12:39:07 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: arrogantsob

I think some of it is women like Patty Ramsey (Jon Benet Ramsey’s mother), who had their shot at beauty pageants and had some success, but didn’t make it to the absolute top and want to engineer the perfect image in their child. Really a sick motivation, but that’s part of it. Others are homely and obese women who want to express a rejection of themselves (in their current form) by driving a young child into this perverse sense of an ideal.

It is all so disturbing. No matter what the motivation, it is is simply sick to use children in this way and to introduce them to overt sexuality at that age.


12 posted on 09/06/2011 12:39:22 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: WayneS

“Two words:

Child Abuse.”

You nailed it. And they arrest moms for giving a child a smack on the rear.

The producers and the mothers of these little tots all ought to be in jai.


13 posted on 09/06/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: SmithL

That show is a perfect example of child abuse. And although the little girls seem to enjoy dressing up and being all prettified, they have no clue how completely messed up it is and how messed up their mothers (parents) are making their lives/futures.

Those poor poor little girls. Such a shame...


14 posted on 09/06/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SmithL

This is absolutely sickening. What is wrong with these mothers?


15 posted on 09/06/2011 12:40:17 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: SmithL

A kid named Paisley? That says it all.


16 posted on 09/06/2011 12:40:34 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: arrogantsob
What is the matter with these women?

Dunno.

Sexually abused parents raising sexually abused (or soon to be sexually abused) daughters?

I'm assuming all the toddlers used are girls?

Now there's ratings grabber - Transvestite Toddlers and Tiaras. *sigh*

17 posted on 09/06/2011 12:41:30 PM PDT by null and void (Day 955 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

They have run out of crap to make shows about a long time ago and the only thing left are the fringes of what is defined as decent. Kinda like Lady GaGa.


18 posted on 09/06/2011 12:41:38 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: SmithL

These parents are digusting, how horrid, what poor judgement.


19 posted on 09/06/2011 12:45:05 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: SmithL

The poor child. The parents ought to be charged with a crime.


20 posted on 09/06/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by NakedRampage
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To: ETL
What kind of idiots even watch crap TV like this?

It's like watching a train wreck (or watching My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.) Your eyes bug out and your mouth drops open because you can't believe what you are seeing. Then they start discussing prices for the costumes, false eyelashes, wigs, etc. and you really think you have entered another universe. (Except on Gypsy where they NEVER discuss price, but you can figure it out and make your own estimate.)

Participants on both of these shows need to take a Dave Ramsey course, pronto.

Mind you, I've only watched in transit to another show. But, the stupidity is compelling.

21 posted on 09/06/2011 12:48:11 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ETL

Oh, I forgot to mention “flippers” for the perfect smile. Flippers are false upper teeth. Geeeesh!


22 posted on 09/06/2011 12:51:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lazlo in PA

TLC used to be a really good channel 15 years ago. Not sure what happened to them. They were like another discovery channel. Now...they are crap.


23 posted on 09/06/2011 12:52:21 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: lormand
They have run out of crap to make shows about a long time ago


A little off topic but I have to agree with you. There are too many "reality shows". I know they are cheap (or cheaper) to make but all it means there are just too many channels that have to fill air time 24/7 x 365 and there is not enough creative people to do it.

I thought when they had a reality show about Repossession of automobiles was about as lame as they get, but now there are at least two others on the cable channels.

My wife did not believe me when I told her I saw a preview for a reality show on installing fish tanks. Fish tanks, really? (As a side note, a documentary on how they create some of those elaborate fish tanks would be interesting but I know that this show like all the other reality shows feel they must have drama, real or otherwise. So why bother?

Shows on pawn shops, shows on trash pickers, shows on truck stops, why not just stick a camera on each of us and we can all have our own cable show.

The good news, my television watching is down to about two hours a day and that is not every day. I am learning to live without TV.

24 posted on 09/06/2011 12:52:54 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I recall years ago when TLC actually was “The Learning Channel” and actually had some good shows.


25 posted on 09/06/2011 12:57:09 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Proud master of 2 golden retrievers. Best dogs in the world.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I recall years ago when TLC actually was “The Learning Channel” and actually had some good shows.


26 posted on 09/06/2011 12:57:22 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Proud master of 2 golden retrievers. Best dogs in the world.)
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To: NakedRampage

Yeah, make another law. Heck, federalize it too so they can be charged in state and federal court. Statists always want to criminalize stupidity and no class.


27 posted on 09/06/2011 12:58:35 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

I use the Mantracker show as an example of how cheesy they have gotten. How hard is it tracking two people with a camera guy and producer following them?


28 posted on 09/06/2011 1:00:29 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: SmithL

Moms are doing a great job of teaching their daughters that sex sells and with one of “those”, you can get “Everything” you ever want.


29 posted on 09/06/2011 1:07:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SmithL

I was sent invitations to enter my daughter into pagents when she was little. I declined. I would never consider making my daughter up to be sluttish. She’s almost 17 now, and very descreet about her body, and I’m pleased that she wasn’t raised to think so little of herself to believe that it’s all about looks and sexuality.


30 posted on 09/06/2011 1:11:03 PM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: TexasCajun

My 13-year old girl prefers a t-shirt and and basketball shorts. She will dress up when she needs to. The last sleepover her friends did a “makeover” on her. Got her hair all made up, some decent makeup (I thought for sure they would overdo it but they didn’t), a cute top, and a WAY-TOO short denim skirt. But, with white leggings under it was okay.

She looked cute.

Until she put on the spiked boots. We told her she looked like a hooker.


31 posted on 09/06/2011 1:16:49 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: SmithL

The costumes and routines have always been questionable but this is so over the top. The sexy stuff is being cooked up by TLC. Think about it. The first episode is a curiosity but who’s going to continue to watch. Boring. Seen one pageant, seen’em all. So, some idiot producer starts spicing it up. Plus, these people have to be getting paid for their time and “if you want that check we suggest you try this” and on and on. Kate and her brood started out cute and clean and we know where that went. The only reality TV is when you’re neighbor is peeking in the window.


32 posted on 09/06/2011 1:20:18 PM PDT by peridot (don't need)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

“A kid named Paisley?”

And when she grows up, she can marry Brad Paisley’s son, and become Paisley Paisley!


33 posted on 09/06/2011 1:26:14 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I went to college with a girl named Paisley. As you observe, it’s a legitimate surname, which makes it no dumber than any other “last name as first name.”


34 posted on 09/06/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("True education is not an adjustment to the world, but a defense against the world.")
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To: null and void

They have boys in the pageants. We’ve watched the show. It’s very strange.

The moms that put their boys in the pageants are really, really strange.


35 posted on 09/06/2011 1:34:58 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: ETL

“What kind of idiots even watch crap TV like this?”

Pedophiles.

No doubt some child, somewhere, will be molested as a result of a pedophile working himself up over this show - and the producers are morally culpable (although unfortunately not legally).


37 posted on 09/06/2011 1:49:35 PM PDT by baa39
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To: ETL

Guilty as charged

My teen DD and I watch together and ridicule the Moms- makes her appreciate me more. It has also helped her to understand what “pedophilia” means

I think we watch this show with the same horrible fascination as watching a slow motion train wreck


38 posted on 09/06/2011 1:49:44 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Ha!!


39 posted on 09/06/2011 1:53:10 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Re: "What kind of idiots even watch crap TV like this?"

It's like watching a train wreck (or watching My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.) Your eyes bug out and your mouth drops open because you can't believe what you are seeing.

More like a scale-model staging of a train wreck. Most of this garbage isn't for real. And even when it is there's a lot of hamming for the cameras. The hope is that they'll become famous and perhaps have a career in show business.

40 posted on 09/06/2011 1:57:47 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“TLC is the absolute sewer of cable channels. Kate Plus 8 and fat chicks buying wedding dresses. Just total garbage.”

Totally agree. It’s one reason I’ve blocked it on my cable. Along with BET, MTv, VH1, MSNBC, and Bravo. If they mainly show liberal crap or reality shows like this, they are blocked. Others will be added to the list as they prove their uselessness.


41 posted on 09/06/2011 2:05:01 PM PDT by RickB444 (What one receives without working for, another must work for without receiving.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Both moms need a slap back into reality.

Their dads are right up there front and center supporting these decisions.

42 posted on 09/06/2011 2:13:52 PM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
I never suggested creating a new law, but for sake of argument lets roll with your take on this and say that I did. Is your objection based solely on a numerical plane regarding law? If another law was struck down, would you no longer object based on the fact that the number of laws would remain static?

Or do you approve of the sexualization of young children?

43 posted on 09/06/2011 2:17:36 PM PDT by NakedRampage
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To: SmithL

Moms living their own fantasy life through their 3 and 4 year old kids and in the process screwing the kids’ minds up forever.


44 posted on 09/06/2011 2:20:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
why not just stick a camera on each of us and we can all have our own cable show.

Mine would make installing a fish tank the height of entertainment.

45 posted on 09/06/2011 2:31:13 PM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: ETL

The sad thing is that I know people who are actually involved in stuff like this. One of my employees got herself suckered into the Mrs. Wisconsin contest about 15 years ago. She was already Mrs. South Milwaukee. What a racket, and you should have seen the amount of money she spent competing.

A former business partner’s wife is deeply involved in the Jr. Miss and Miss Arkansas Teen pageants with 2 of her granddaughters. It’s a whole way of life. IMHO, a sick way of life, but it is not for me to judge.

Another employee got suckered into a most beautiful baby contest about 10 years ago where she had to buy very expensive portfolios of pictures of her 1 year old to get her “modeling” jobs. She played along for about 3 years and never got her kid a job, as far as I know.

The most that can be said in favor of this is that the young woman learns comfort in front of an audience which might help her in later life. But, I’d rather see a kid take tennis or piano lessons.


46 posted on 09/06/2011 2:31:44 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
she can marry Brad Paisley’s son, and become Paisley Paisley!

Lauren Bush just married Ralph Lauren's son. Lauren Lauren.

47 posted on 09/06/2011 2:35:12 PM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: 21twelve
13 yr old, going on 30!

Good luck wit dat. :)

48 posted on 09/06/2011 2:35:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SmithL

What the hell happened to the parents of these children, and to those who promote this kind of exploitation of a child? This is really sick.


49 posted on 09/06/2011 2:36:16 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: a real Sheila

And A & E was Arts and Entertainment and had wonderful shows. Now it has Dog, the Bounty Hunter, Hoarding, Intervention and other disgusting time wasters.


50 posted on 09/06/2011 2:37:33 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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