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I Disagree With Childrens Beauty Pageants

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    Drop The 'tude

    This will sound lame of me, but I'm sitting here watching Toddlers and Tiara's on TLC and I'm trying to think of the good things that come out of these pageants. I mean, confidence is good, and having a "hobby" but, I think it all depends on the attitudes of the parents and the...
    itsmesally itsmesally 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    Vile

    Sad desperate mothers trying to live their unforfilled life through their innocent children, vile to see little girls made up with fake tan fake eyelashes ect, literallyturns my stomach.
    Blondevixon Blondevixon 31-35, F 16 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    Child Exploitation

    Like many of you, I strongly disagree in child beauty pageants, it was on a recent showing of Dr. Phil that really shocked me. There was a young girl not even old enough for high school, her mother made a website with photos of her daughter. Some of these photos were of a manner...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    A Sick Exhibition Of No Common Sense

     Are they really necessary? The slathering of makeup, on innocent faces. The constant feeling of rejection when they don't win. The skimpy fashions, on bodies that haven't fully developed yet. Are these parents crazy? Who knows if a ********* may be in the stands lurking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 27, 2009

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    Little Miss Self Hate

    Spray tans, high heels, hair pieces, false lashes - do those sound like the kind of things a six year old child should be concerned with? I just finished watching a programme called Toddlers and Tiaras. I've seen a couple of shows like this before and they're always the same...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 1 Response May 7, 2010

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    Little Girls Should Look Like Little Girls.

    Yeah, I have a major problem with these too. Little girls should look like little girls.  They should not look miniaturized women, glass dolls, or tiny barbies.  I don't like seeing make up on young girls.  Although, I don't even like seeing make up...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    Disturbing In Many Ways

    Too many to count really. We're all familiar with the most obvious things that are so distasteful...the spectacle of tarted-up children performing to satisfy some weird need in their mothers. It's the hideous pinnacle of mothers living vicariously - and competing - through their...
    bunnymousekitt bunnymousekitt 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2009

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    It's Child Abuse

    Trying to make your daughter a phony stupid beautiful shell is child abuse. I have seen some of the pageants and the contestants, it made me really angry.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    Toddlers & Tiaras

    I watched Toddlers & Tiaras, and before I vent, let me just say that I know there is a lot of editing that goes on in the cutting room to make the drama amplified. Not ALL of the children are miserable- in fact some of them actually do seem to be having fun and not placing their...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    Little Pre Madonna'S

    I've never agreed with child beauty pageants. Kids grow up fast and I think you should let kids be kids while they still can be. This is just my opinion but if you put a kid in a pageant and it didn't win any of the times up put one in one wouldn't they get some kind of complex...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F Feb 17, 2013

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    Disagree

    100% disagree with childrens beauty pageants.  Yes, they are adorable and what not but they are kids for God sake.  Kids should be kids and not grown ups.  They can be kids only once cause childhood doesn't return.  Let them enjoy, get dirty, play with...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 27, 2010

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    What I Don't Like About The Child Pageant World

    There is nothing inherently wrong with children's beauty pageants. In fact, if they were done right, they could actually be a lot of fun, and a positive experience. It is just what adults turn them into. There is nothing wrong with getting dressed up in pretty clothes, being made...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 6 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    Abuse

    To me, these pageants basically amount to child abuse. Mizz
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    Yep

      Childrens' Beauty Pagents have a possibility of  leading  to materilistic, self-absorbed, women. I believe that if you bring up a child believing that looks are everything, then that aint right! Life's more than a ton of make up, weave, teeth...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    Emotional Abuse, Body-image Warping, Freaks Me Out

    I try not to expose myself to things which wind me up. As I can't do a damn thing about these nutty parents..  I have to just hope that enough people will not participate, that their whole scene will die, but it won't coz society is sick. Kiddie ballroom is pushing-it these...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    I Disagree With The Creepy Ones

    no parent should ever encourage their 5 or 6 year old child to look like a 15 or 16 yr old child. no baby needs that much makeup, false teeth, hair extensions, etc, etc. nor should they be in provocative clothing....seriously, if i were a *********, you know where i'd be...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Do Not Agree With These Kinds Of Pagents!!

    I do not agree with these kinds of beauty pagents for children...especially girls....for the simple fact that it teaches them the wrong lessons in life, it iteaches them to focus on nothing but their looks, "Have to look pretty to get any where!" it makes them superficial, and...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    For Goodness Sake . . . They're Kids!

    I've participated in a few pagents myself and I can tell you, it is hectic. The preperation, the stress, the butterflies; I can't imagine a child having to endure all that. I also think that the parents are the winners, not the children. They probably have no idea what's going on...
    Kiva10 Kiva10 22-25, F Dec 21, 2012

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    If They're A Prince Or Princess, What Am I, A Frog?

    I see the advertisements for those crazy shows on TV. Those girls look like shrunken Pamela Andersons! Who could do that?When I was younger,  a boy in my class was in not a beauty pageant, but this thing called, 'Prince Charmingest'He was arrogant, he was condescending and of...
    underthescars underthescars 18-21, M May 23, 2012

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    It's Actually Sad.

    Until my daughter can actually speak to me and say, "Mommy I want to do that", I will not enroll her in pageants.  It is not fair to the child.  I see these pageantry shows and its ridiculous how the mothers push and push their children, making little girls...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    Education Before Beauty

    I think mothers should spend more time making sure their child has a good shoulder on her head, make sure she gets an education, encourage reading and writing, maths all that stuff rather than this pointless crap. And hey if the girl grows up first and wants to do beauty pagents...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    110% Disagree

    In my opinion, they're a disgrace. Why on earth would you dress your child up in skimpy little clothes, plaster them in thick makeup and parade them in front of a bunch of strangers? They might as well give paedophiles an open invitation to it. From what I've seen and heard, some...
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23, 2013

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    It's Wrong

    Totally I just think it's wrong children should be playing and not worrying what they look like at such a young age, they have plenty of time to do that when they get older to be honest I think it's some sort of abuse to put a child through it and look at the little girl in the...
    RHSK143 RHSK143 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    I Find This Disgusting!

    I have seen television shows about 'beauty pageant moms' who push their little girls into these competitions.  I think it's horrible to take a little child with natural beauty and paint them up to look like prostitutes.  Plus they push and push them to be 'perfect...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    If They're A Prince Or Princess, What Am I, A Frog?

    I see the advertisements for those crazy shows on TV. Those girls look like shrunken Pamela Andersons! Who could do that?When I was younger,  a boy in my class was in not a beauty pageant, but this thing called, 'Prince Charmingest'He was arrogant, he was condescending and of...
    underthescars underthescars 18-21, M May 23, 2012

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    Really Don't Care For Them

    I guess I think back to Jon Bennet Ramsey. I am not sure I agree with any beauty pageants but I feel that those for little girls are just wrong. I think those pageants and that television show about them just caters to pedophiles. I have seen interview where pedophiles admit...
    Trenchycoat Trenchycoat 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Glitz=gross

    I will admit, I have a cousin who entered a beauty pageant a couple years ago. She won, and I was proud of her. I was really proud of her and her mom for not making her up to look like a twenty year old *****. The only makeup she had on was a tiny bit of blush, some lip gloss...
    netgurl netgurl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2010

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    Stop Living Vicariously Through Your Children!

    I am tired of hearing the bs excuses that these kids "like" dressing up like a princess. You know what? So do my girls, so I bought them some disney princess costume dresses from the Disney store - problem solved. No young girls WANT to spend hours (which to young kids feels like...
    ForgottenMuse ForgottenMuse 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    They Are Just

    All these pageants are just ********* parents wanting to show off their children scantily clad children off to other pedophiles
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 8, 2013

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    Deplorable

    I loathe children's beauty pageants. When did public opinion change? Has everyone forgotten little JonBenet Ramsey? After she died, people were so against them..and now they are embraced. I don't think anything good comes from forcing your child to forsake their normal childhood...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2012

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    Toddlers and Tiaras

     i think its sick. ive never actually watched the show but ive seen the advertisements, the "toddlers" look like teenagers, and act like brats. i dont think its right they didnt even get a say in it toddlers dont know what they really want, maybe they would have...
    babypanther babypanther 13-15, F Jul 31, 2009

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    Children's Beauty Pageants

    Children's beauty pageants,Can't stand them,Disagree with 'em,They're wrong,Children,Should just be kids,Not subject to this,It's abuse!
    plasticfantasy plasticfantasy 46-50, M Jun 9, 2012

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    Disturbing

    I have briefly watched a couple of these shows, and could barley sit thru them, I can only imagine how messed up some of these children may end up one day, it looks like a child molesters paradise, just really disturbingd to see a 5 year old looking like a 23 year old, just not...
    finnigan1 finnigan1 51-55, M Jul 18, 2011

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    I Dont Like It..

    i was watching on tv a show and suddenly another show started called ''toddlers and tiaras''(or something like that)..i was watching how the kids were preparing, all the ppl helping them,find dress etc .. dont u think it makes it easier for some ppl to hurt those kids?? i...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    Ridiculous

    I think that putting children through that amount of stress is stupid. The kids don't even want to do it. It's the parents that like to be proud. The ids are sometimes put into corsets and on weird diets to keep a nice figure. But what hppens when they grow up?? What's their...
    stevie02 stevie02 18-21, F 3 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Brats. "Too Cute to Be Treated Normal"

    Disgusting. If they lose theyre gonna cry and say im not pretty enough. Then when they get to be a teenager when that is alays the case its going to be worse. And when they do when they get spoiled and think that they are better than all the other. Should be illegal. And i also...
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420 18-21, F Aug 7, 2009

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    Rant On Kid's Beauty Pageants

    Me too! The little girls look so ugly with their fake tans, fake teeth, hairsprayed hair, make up, etc. What kind of message are you sending to your kid when you put them up on display for people to judge based on something so idiotic as "beauty", puts too much pressure...
    Bananna Bananna 31-35 6 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    If They're A Prince Or Princess, What Am I, A Frog?

    I see the advertisements for those crazy shows on TV. Those girls look like shrunken Pamela Andersons! Who could do that?When I was younger,  a boy in my class was in not a beauty pageant, but this thing called, 'Prince Charmingest'He was arrogant, he was condescending and of...
    underthescars underthescars 18-21, M May 23, 2012

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    Just Plain Creepy

    Fake hair, teeth and just plain creepy looking the way these kids are made up. I got roped into being security for one of these things once. Don't ask, I'm still trying to wipe it from my memory. It was like being in one of the circles of hell. It was about as entertaining as...
    grayhalo grayhalo 31-35, M Jun 21, 2011

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    Its So Sad

    The little girls look so unhappy and they dress them up to look like little tarts  its so sad. do they really look happy? do they look like little girls? i mean do they look like  7 years old or 10 ,0r 12 years old ? do they look like children ? what have we become to...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    "it's Her Chance To Be A Princess For A Day.."

    Something I found this morning on yahoo"Beauty Pageants have long been a controversial American tradition. But mini beauty pageants for star-struck children as young as five are a new phenomenon – and they’re currently gaining popularity in the UK. In 2005, there were no...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F Aug 26, 2011

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    I Can't Believe How Some Mothers Treat Thier Daughters!

    When I was 5 my mom wanted to put me in one of this things. I didn't go because my father didn't believe in it. He said that I needed to be a kid rigt now cause before you know it I will be a teen, than an adult with kids of her own. I agree with him let those poor little girls...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F Apr 27, 2012

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