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Honestly what do you think about parents who get their little girls involved in this mess?  Do you think it’s ridiculous or do you think it’s ok for the children to be dressed like little hooker barbies and paraded around for money and trophies?  

**Please remember it’s just your opinion that I’d like to know, I’m not judging these parents or saying what’s right or wrong.

I THINK IT‘S RIDICULOUS and in the long run has negative effects!



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      Cmrobert wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Looks and feels unnatural!



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      Karyn Olson wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Yes I agree...it’s not normal and very unnatural...AND  these poor babies don’t get a chance to be little girls....and have all the fun they should be having...it’s a shame...



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      3sa wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • These little girls are 6 or 7 years old!  They are taught to flirt like women with the judges also.



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      Inakika wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • What made me mad is the one woman that talked about how uncoordinated her daughter is in comparison to herself. And how her daughter did not mind being just “ordinary“.
      Shameful.
      I competed in beauty pageants, but it was my decision and I was in High School. I enjoyed it, but some of the girls were cutthroat, really going out of their way to make you feel small. Had it not been for the fact that I was older, it may have really hurt me.
      I can’t imagine being a child and having my mother treat me the way some of those girls in my pageants were acting.



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      Cmrobert wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Causes me to wonder about the parents.  I believe that greed (dollar bills ya’ll) has a lot to do with this mess.  Trying to build wealth using their babies.  I hate to think about the damages to come where these babies are concerned.  It’s just like karyno said, they should be laughing and playing having fun.  This really ticks me off.  Sorry for the ranting session ladies.  

      Cheryl



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      Ms-kay wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • I remember seeing this show..with these two little girls. I actually saw Little Miss Princess last night and I was more shocked at how the whole pageant association treats these little girls.  

      No little girl should be wearing makeup!
      No little girl should be parading in bathing suits and other “risky” outfits!
      No little girl should be wearing her hair like a grown up!
      No little girl should be not be exploited in that way!

      This is what society is doing to the next generation. The parents definitely are living their own dream through their child and that’s wrong.  

      One mother was clearly upset about her daughter not being in the top 5 but her daughter was very level headed and it didn’t seem to phase her much. Which I was very proud of the little girl for that.



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      Inakika wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • I agree, Cheryl. And for some women it seems to fulfill a need in them to re-live a part of their childhood that they missed out on.
      Some of those little girls are crying, whining, they clearly don’t want to do it. But they feel they have to. It’s so sad.



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      Inakika wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Annie,
      I agree with the poise and grace and being able to be in front of an audience. I know for me it really helped. But I was 16/17 and I really wanted to do it.
      I feel so bad for the kids when they show the moms backstage bribing them with candy and other treats to do what they want them to do.
      I agree with you, I would love to know what the long term ramifications are for those kids.



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      Denise Richardson wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • These people just way too far with this type of of competition they forget that these are still babies. NOT grown women.



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      Angelcart wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • I have seen specials on this before.  I can’t help but always think of Jon Benet Ramsey.  Just embeded in my brain.
      I still remember that like it was yesterday.  I heard about that while I was in Colorado on a ski trip.  Such a shame.



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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • I think it’s horrible!



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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • When my son was 4 years old I was asked by a local organization to enter my son in their Little Miss and Master pageant. I quickly said no.  He would have hated it...and I think it exploits children.  

      I’m all for teaching them poise and how to get up on stage, but not to parade around in the thousand $ outfits with makeup. There are classes that children can be enrolled in to teach them poise and how to conduct themselves...without making them look like miniature adults.  Children need to be children and dress as such. Just my opinion



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      Ms-kay wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • How much is really enough for the parents?

      Winning 5 pageants would seem good...let someone else win...it’s almost like the parents want bragging rights and set on being numero uno.



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      UK Girl wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Thankful it’s never caught on in the UK - to me it makes children seem like plastic dolls not kids rolling around having fun and just being children - hell they grow up soon enough.

      I almost feel it’s like their mothers are doing this because they couldn’t ...vile !



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      Coachmombabe wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Annie, I appreciate that you always seem to have such a fair minded approach to things. While I agree with your assessment, I’m just wondering if they couldn’t be taught these same positives in a much more positive way?



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      Almostfive0 wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • I’m sorry I just don’t understand it. I feel like I’m judging here but I think it’s another form of child abuse.



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      Msj wrote Apr 10, 2010
    • playground for pedophiles if you ask mefrown



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