This question popped into my head when I saw a commercial for the show Toddlers & Tiaras. The way the little girls dress in that show and the way their makeup was done struck me as ridiculous. They looked like miniature adults, which I think is wrong. I don't know what the parents of these girls are thinking. If I were a mother, I would never do that to my child. Why do they have to make their girls look so overdone and synthetic? Why can't they enter their young daughters looking like the little girls that they are? I have nothing against beauty pageants, but I think that they are becoming extremely over the top, and in a way, I think that they are teaching little girls that the only way they could be considered beautiful is artificially, when that's not true. What are your opinions on this matter?
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I agree with you. I think it's incredily sickening that little girls have to go through that to be judged in a contest. I don't think it used to be that way I think it's gotten extremely worse as time has gone by. I really think it's do to the parents and the sponsors who have made it into a fashion show and almost like a prostitute race because that's what the little girls look like. They look like little prostitutes with all that makeup and fake teeth in and the way they have them dressed up. It's not about talent or natural cuteness anymore, it's all about how much of an middle aged woman they look like. Personally, I feel it's this way because of the media and that the mothers of these kids want to live out their dreams through their daughters therefore they dress them up like 40 year old women.1