Jaime - posted on 12/21/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )
Well, the title is self-explanatory for this debate, I think. Basically, what are your thoughts on kiddy beauty pageants - and I mean the extensive ones, where they throw gobs of make-up and sequins on a pre-school girl and show her off to thousands of people for pretty much her entire childhood?
Personally, it disgusts me. I saw a commercial today where a little girl, barely five years old, pranced on stage wearing a fur coat and a gold-sequined dress, her face all painted up with smokey eye shadow and bright red lipstick. She stood on stage and twisted her little butt, throwing the fur coat off to expose fake boobs that had been sewn into her dress. What mother does that to her child???
I heard that people were trying to make the switch to more natural pageants, and I'm all for that. But all this make-up and "glam"? I would never do that to my baby girl.
So yeah. Your thoughts on those kinds of beauty pageants?