Beauty pageants for children. Mystifying.
A huge exploitative industry built around children being sexy. Creepy? Way, way too mild.
Looks like these parents are living through their children. And using them to get attention and money.
So sad to see these girls learn to be valued for their looks, or a look – most of these girls are unrecognizable after they’ve been made over.
How can any parent teach a child they’re valuable because of their looks? Or acting sexy? Or being fake?
Fake hair, fake tans, fake teeth, full make up, clothes way too old for their ages, etc.
Dressing up a child like Hooker Barbie is disturbing.Whether it’s:
soccer, dance, acting, cheerleading, writing, art,
spelling contests, acting, baseball, science fairs,
business, swimming, video games, singing,
Pokemon or Magic or Yu-Gi-Oh! card tournaments,
martial arts, tennis, Lego competitions, football…
children should be treated with dignity and respect regarding any activities; they should do the same.
Competition teaches useful skills: being involved, playing by the rules, winning or losing well, and giving it your best effort.
Children should enjoy their childhood while learning to be productive and decent members of society.
Congratulations to the countries, regions, etc. that say No to these pageants, until the children are older and can make the choice themselves. Unfortunate that some parents don’t have the critical thinking skills to say no for their children.
I’d like to chide TLC (doesn’t that stand for The Learning Channel?) for showing these programs, leanring about what? But I guess if people weren’t watching they wouldn’t bother.Let children be children while they can.