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Parents Group

RIPS 'Toddlers and Tiaras'

Stop Sexualizing LITTLE KIDS!!

9/7/2011 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A powerful parents group is BLASTING the people behind the TLC reality show "Toddlers and Tiaras" -- after a parent dressed a 3-year-old girl as a prostitute for a beauty pageant.

The show has been under fire over a promo spot, featuring a pint-size beauty queen dressed up like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" -- during her street-walking hooker phase.

But the Parents Television Council is LIVID -- claiming, "We have a serious problem when a network formerly known as The Learning Channel features a toddler, who probably hasn't even learned to read, dressed as a prostitute showing off her sexy strut."

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The PTC adds, "There's no question, TV executives are complicit in robbing these small kids of their childhood."

"For years we've seen adult sexuality being inappropriately and aggressively foisted on innocent young children, but children today are being sexualized at younger and younger ages. All available data suggests they will suffer for it later in life."


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Kathleen Toudouze    

I absolutely think this show is SICKKKK!! This is just another ploy to make money!! These little girls, some barely 3yrs old. This is a perfect door,for pedophiles. You need to take this trash, of your channel. And I am SURE FOR A FACT, I AM NOT ALONE ON THIS TRAVESTY!! THIS IS NOOOOO JOKE. THESE PARENTS SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND THE KEY THROWN AWAY!!

1093 days ago
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Hilary    

This has nothing to do with the little girls wanting this. It's all about selfish and self-serving parents pushing their kids into this. It's sick and twisted. Why is this show still getting air time?

1093 days ago
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Peggy    

The parents at this kids pagents need to go to jail. If you think that a child 5 years old likes doing that you need to have your head examined! Putting children that young on a stage to perform like that is just down right stupid! Like I said you need to be in jail!!!

1092 days ago
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Scott    

Hilarious that gay people are always accused of being "pedophiles" when the biggest pedophiles and promoters of softcore pedo-pornography are their own parents AND "straight" people. Or as I call pageants: pedophiles on parade.

1090 days ago
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Clara    

If you take the show off the boob tube, there will still be really misguided parents putting their little girls in these rediculous pageants. Soooo, what is the answer...get to the root and stop the idiots who put on these pageants. Teach the adults how to live out their own dreams. and STOP objectifying little girls. bad enough women voluntarily objectify themselves. Women can be ignorant and make that bad decision. Let children be children.

1055 days ago
126.

arensun    

And the announcer says, "Good Job!"?

1049 days ago
127.

Oceane    

Read this post on a live experience at Universal Royalty.http://www.lessthanreality.com/2011/12/guest-post-live-toddlers-tiaras.html

1003 days ago
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carrie    

i can remember when my cousin had her daughter in pagents when she was little...u would not belive how extreme the mothers are...it was pure craziness, and i didnt feel a fun atmosphere...these woman need to stop living thier sick twisted fantasies throu thier children...my daughter is 3, she wants to be a beauty queen..? i let her play dress up n play make up at home, where she can be her own beauty queen...

959 days ago
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katie duggan     

to be blunt its a paedophiles dream come true and parents of these toddlers making it easier for them

919 days ago
130.

squashmom    

I just watched T&T-Storybook Pageant. OMG, really?? Most of these MOMS are sick! Carley's mom, Melissa, needs help. She is verbally abusive, emotionally witholds approval & affection when she feels her daughter isnt doing wjhat she wants, bribes her daughter & then wants her to have a split personality.(What the hell is it with Darla??) IF there is a father around to save this poor child from her monster, err, mother, please STEP IN NOW!
DHS needs to look into this abuse. If Melissa wants to be a pageant queen, go for it-She has the right to,but she is forcing her dreams on her small little girl.
This "mom" needs to have another person treating her like she treats her daughter..(or maybe she did & that is why she treats her daughter that way-although I dont see Grandma there adding to the problem).
LMAO when she tried to get her uncompliant tired daughtrer to quit saying "no" by getting close to her & threatening her-only to have everyone hear because she was mic'd.
Then tells her daughter to "step it up". "We are getting you a mountain dew"! (that's right, Mom, drug her up to get her to step it up), oh, & then tells her in the same sentence she was walking too fast on stage.What???
Melissa, you are an egotistical, lame brain, idiot of a mother. You are not Carley, Carley is not you; you aren't her best friend unless you have the mentality & maturitty of a 5 yr old. Grow up & get a life for yourself. PS> You looked like an idiot behind the judges & they didnt appreciate it.

827 days ago
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amanda    

Hey I may be in the minority, but I was disappointed that they no longer allow viewer comments. I had really hoped to THANK TLC for making me realize my kids really are not "BRATS" after all. Yikes! Have you ever watched even 5 min. of that show? It really is disgusting. How can those parents feel pride even in the slightest?

821 days ago
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