Pretty LITTLE Woman?
Tonight’s episode of TLC’s popular show, Toddlers and Tiaras may be giving the show an even worse rap. A preview of the show reveals three-year-old Paisley dressed as Julia Robert’s prostitute character in the 1990 movie Pretty Woman.
Dressed in PVC thigh-high boots, a white tank top and a tight blue mini skirt, the three-year-old girl struts her stuff onstage in front of a fake Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel backdrop, the hotel where the Julia Roberts/Richard Gere rendezvous took place.
Judges on the show are seen laughing, and the audience is cheering them on. Some mothers, however, are more than a little disturbed by this latest act.
“I would never ever do that to my little girl. Ever!’ one mom who is also on the show is reported as saying. “Us pageant moms already take a huge rap for what we’re doing to our little girls and it’s outfits like that that give us a bad rap.”
The show is no stranger to criticism, as just last week Toddler and Tiaras received a barrage of complaints as one of its’ contestants, four-year-old Maddy Jackson from Mt Juliet, Tennessee, portrayed country singer Dolly Parton with fake C-cup breasts strapped-on to her chest.
Recently, Maddy Jackson’s mom, Lindsay, appeared on NBC’s Today show. When asked how she could do that to her daughter, Lindsay replied: “To some people, it’s over the top, to us it’s just what happens… It’s just normal. When she wears the fake boobs and the fake butt, it’s just like extra bonus.”
What do you think of the show Toddlers and Tiaras? Do you think this is a form of child abuse?