Must Not See TV

If you like beauty pageants for babies, this post is not for you.  Or maybe it is.

There’s a reality show on TLC that I loathe.  I mean from the core of my being, literally-makes-me-sick-to-my-stomach-angry every time I see a commercial for it.  I won’t give it any free advertising by naming it, but its title would be something like Babies in Crowns.  Except more alliterative.

It’s about beauty pageants for very little girls.  Jon Benet Ramsey, anyone?

These sick douche bags are sexualizing  girls 1, 2, 3 years old.  Let’s ignore for the moment the fact that they are slathering 3 inches of make-up and a pound of hairspray on these children.  They are putting these little girls into bikinis with falsies up top to make them look like they have fully developed breasts. Then they parade them on stage, coached to wiggle and prance, to be ogled and judged for the amusement and titillation of adults.

It’s a pedophile’s wet dream.

I’m not a violent person, but I swear to God I want to leap through the television and smash those people against the wall and pound on them.  I really do.

And don’t give me any crap about “Oh, they enjoy it!  They love to dress up like princesses and perform.”


That’s not what is going on here.  What these little girls are being made to do is a far cry from playing dress up and putting on performances for loving family and friends.  These girls are being dressed like skimpily-clad adult women, taught to strike provocative poses, and shimmy down the runway.  These babies should have no concept about sex or looking sexy when they’re 3 freakin’ years old!  The commercials also show the tears and temper tantrums, not all of them thrown by the children.  Fun?  I don’t think so.  It’s all for the parents (and mothers… HOW DARE YOU do this to your daughters?!), judges, family, and audiences.  They’re living out their own sick dreams and fantasies.

This show (and the pageant scene it covers) is like soft core porn for pedophiles.  It’s sleaze hiding behind innocence.  It is not cute.  It is not funny.  It does not belong on television.  How is it we’ll protest the Miss America pageant for its treatment of women, but think that treating 2-year-old girls as sex objects is entertainment?

It’s repulsive.

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5 Responses to Must Not See TV

  1. Tony LaRocca says:

    That is seriously f**ked up! Good thing I don’t have cable.

  2. Dustin says:

    I finally watched an episode of this today and was so bored I didn’t finish it lol.

    I did however think, all these people are poor trash from the south . . . are these the only people who enter . . . . or the only people dumb enough to sign the TV waver :)

  3. Johnnyboy says:

    Pretty disgusting. Yet another reason to avoid television. There was a time in history when dignity applied to all human beings.

  4. Becky says:

    I was channel surfing one day and came across this. They were WAXING the poor little girl’s eyebrows and she was screaming and crying. I was so saddened and sickened. I can’t watch this. It makes me want to crotch punch the parents!

  5. Leah says:

    Whoa. That is seriously messed up. What the hell is wrong with people?!

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