Feb. 16

Toddlers and Tiaras ~ I hate it!!



An obscene amount of tele­vi­sion view­ers from all over the world hud­dle in front of their enor­mous TV screens every Wednes­day night to tune into TLC’s very pop­u­lar series called Tod­dlers and Tiaras. It is unbe­knownst to me as to actu­ally why this show is so pop­u­lar, but dif­fer­ent strokes for dif­fer­ent folks, right? My mind may not be think­ing clearly, but I can­not help but think of child pornog­ra­phy every time I flip through the chan­nels and see these very young girls being exposed to the world on national tele­vi­sion, right out there in front of the nation’s most twisted pedophiles, and it hon­estly really sick­ens me!!



Does the above photo of a dear lit­tle inno­cent girl remind you of a china doll? Ya, It does me too. But this is an actual photo of an inno­cent lit­tle girl all done up, and actu­ally forced to grow up a lot sooner than she would care to do! These lit­tle girls are being stripped from their child­hood if you ask me, and these par­ents will do just about any­thing to ensure that their child wins the pageant! Why would any mother do that to her own daugh­ters?? I nor­mally don’t crit­i­cize peo­ple on my blog, although I just couldn’t help it this time. This to me is beyond wrong. It makes me so upset that we live in a soci­ety in which this is con­sid­ered to be good enter­tain­ment … or  even accept­able par­ent­ing! It looks more  to me like a bloody form of child abuse! I feel like view­ers of “Tod­dlers and Tiaras” are hon­estly watch­ing these lit­tle girls being warped and set up into need­ing count­less hours of ther­apy in order to func­tion in nor­mal soci­ety someday!!


I found this pic­ture on the web­site called Total Life Coun­sel­ing Cen­ter, and it sim­ply shows the extent of what these mother’s and father’s would actu­ally do to their pure beau­ti­ful lit­tle girls in high hopes of claw­ing for the mighty crown! They hit the nail right on the head here! This pic­ture sums it all up:





At such a young age, you really only know and truly believe what you are taught. Self-worth should not be tied to com­pe­ti­tions because chil­dren are unable to sep­a­rate the com­pe­ti­tion from real­ity, which can make par­tic­i­pa­tion even more dam­ag­ing to their self-esteem.

The part of this show that sick­ened me the most was how these par­ents are per­mit­ting … no, INSTRUCTING their kids to act like rag­ing wild ani­mals out of con­trol and not even car­ing where they are. Every one of those chil­dren (aside from the ones too young to talk yet) were self­ish, spoiled, and cruel beyond belief. They hollered com­mands and screamed at their par­ents. They threw fits if they didn’t get their way. They were hate­ful to the other con­tes­tants, show­ing no desire at all to be friends. They were ALL (par­ents included) sore losers who called the judges ‘idiots’ if the results didn’t go their way. One 8-year-old threat­ened to trash her hotel room if she didn’t win. After all every lit­tle princess have dreams of being crowned a beauty queen! Is this what we rec­og­nize as BEAUTY in this world? Give me a break!!



I can hon­estly visu­al­ize dis­gust­ing pedophiles get­ting their jol­lies off of this show and I grow very sick to my stom­ach. I am also thank­ful though at the same time that my lit­tle nieces are not exposed to this type of crap!

These damn par­ents should be ashamed of them­selves, how­ever they seem to think that every­thing is alright, just a nor­mal and inno­cent every­day occur­ance in their lives.



It would be hard to believe if you have never even heard of this show, but here is a short clip of the show just in case you would like to know what I am talk­ing about, cour­tesy of YouTube:





These girls look like they are 35–40 year old women that have been pho­to­shopped to look more child­like and planted on chil­dren bod­ies rather than being actual chil­dren.  It feels like you can almost see aging lines on the cheeks that have been faded out and it is so weird!

I can’t stand that show. Imag­ine the psy­cho­log­i­cal dam­age they are caus­ing by estab­lish­ing such a need for approval in that way?

One word: SICK!!

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» 7 Responses to “Toddlers and Tiaras ~ I hate it!!”

  1. Erica k
    February 16th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    AMEN!! I am soooo with you on this. Every once in awhile I’ll be flip­ping through chan­nels and briefly stop on this show, I switch it soon after I start yelling at the TV. I also HATE that in order for their kids to “have enough energy” they are feed­ing them high sug­ary, high caf­feine foods/drinks. This is encour­ag­ing bad eat­ing habits at a very young age which will lead to adult eat­ing problems(possibly obe­sity). The whole thing makes me sick and extremely sad.

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  3. Angela Michels
    February 16th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I agree com­pletely. Not to men­tion the thought of these sassy spoiled kids grow­ing up to be adults one day. Who the heck could put up with their princess atti­tudes? I don’t want my kids think­ing they are bet­ter than any­one!

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  5. Angela Michels
    February 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Oh and they for­got to men­tion the eye­brow wax­ing she had done just above those fake lashes. :(

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  7. Astrogal
    February 17th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I used to watch this show with my 5 year old daugh­ter for a while. We thought it was fun to watch and she liked to see the end­ing to see who won. My hus­band dis­agreed with this. I even entered my daugh­ter in a local nat­ural (non-glitz) pageant and at first she liked it, but then told me she didn’t want to do it again. And I won’t make her. We don’t watch the show any­more. Some of the par­ents at the pageant I went to (not to men­tion the kids) were so fake and super­fi­cial. I have watched this show and the lit­tle girls are encour­aged to believe that win­ning is every­thing, above all costs. That they are val­ued by their beauty and expen­sive dresses. That they are not good enough as they are, and that lost teeth (a charm­ing sign of grow­ing up) or skin colour is not appro­pri­ate and they need to have fake teeth and tans. They spray tan lit­tle tod­dlers and it gets all into their eyes and noses. I have seen one of the coaches tell a lit­tle girl that her goal in life will be to be a tro­phy wife. It is despi­ca­ble but most of all are the atti­tudes of the par­ents. Fre­quently you will see the girls just cry­ing cause they are tired and don’t even want to do it, but the par­ents after hav­ing spent so much time and money on it are pres­sur­ing them to go on. And all of them want to be mod­els and actresses and singers when they grow up, any­thing for fame. What about want­ing to be doc­tors, lawyers, teach­ers, or vets. You know, nor­mal and real­is­tic aspirations?

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  9. roxxyroller
    February 17th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Thanks so much for your views as well ladies! I totally agree whole­heart­edly!! I too have watched lit­tle bits and pieces of this show in the past where the chil­dren are com­plain­ing that they are even hun­gry, yet the idi­otic par­ents don’t care! They push and push, and even stand there on national tv like com­plete a-holes while these kids are on stage, walk­ing like this or act­ing like that, motion­ing the kids to fol­low. What are they? Lit­tle pup­pets? Again, it makes me pissed to no end!

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  11. Heather!
    February 17th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Wow. I haven’t seen this show, though I have heard of it. I just watched the video you included in this post, and I don’t even know what to say. Per­haps most dis­turb­ing were the straight faces of the mother and man­ager when they were talk­ing about the money that has been spent on the lit­tle girl’s pageant career. That the man­ager could almost LAUGH while she acknowl­edged how many chil­dren in Botswana could be fed with the amount spent on dresses, hair, makeup, etc. is dis­gust­ing! There are spe­cial rooms in hell reserved for some peo­ple so greedy and selfish…and I think I have just seen a few good can­di­dates for them. One can only hope that the child her­self some­how escapes this mad­ness when she has a chance. Sadly, though, I don’t see that hap­pen­ing with­out an awful lot of heartache first.

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  13. andalene
    February 17th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I agree with every­thing that you said in the post. Hustr me as a mom to even think about it — and why on earth is this show a favourite of Ander­son Cooper’s. Makes me really rethink of how I view HIM now. Hope he’s got a very good rea­son for watch­ing this every week. Strange.