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cmin2000

38 months ago

Should children be allowed to participate in beauty pageants?

No, no, no, and no. I absolutely despise parents who subject their children to dressing up like scandalously-clad prostitutes showing off their goodies in front of a room full of adults for prize money or a gift bag of makeup products. I am not opposed to beauty pageants as a whole - I see where they fit into society and understand the benefits that are associated with them. However, it disgusts and repulses me when I see a five-year-old in a bikini mumbling the words to a Dolly Parton song with her mother in attendance cheering her on. Television shows like Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC should be removed from cable programming. What kind of people watch these shows? It's absolutely abhorrent to watch young kids half dressed with little or no talent performing for the eyes of adults. It's sickening.
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clyons3

  37 months ago
I don't like seeing these little girls dressed and made up to look like they are teenagers. I'm sure that most pagent moms and dads will say that this is what their child wants ... and maybe it's true at that point in time. But if the parent never introduced their child to the pagent system in the first place, that same child would never know this kind of 'world' exists.
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Minyip

  37 months ago
I agree, there is something disturbing about such contests for such young children. I think it makes them very materialistic and this isn't the best quality out there for a 5 year old to have.
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blackroseferret

  37 months ago
no, i think children are made to look a lot older than they are which is wrong. they should be only allowed to participate from a certain age like 12 or 13,
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abaefia

  38 months ago
Beauty pageants for children under the age of ten, I would say definitely not. I think older children ten years and older are better able to deal with the stresses and all the other issues that come along with participation in such pageants. Younger children should behave and look like children, that premature adults.
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woodfordsamantha

  38 months ago
Totally agree think its more of the mother living their dreams through the child.Prize money i'm sure goes to the parent which is just plowed back into buying outfits etc for more shows!Where is the child benfitting in all this, Wrong, wrong, wrong!
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colt131

  38 months ago
I have actually watched this out of curiosity. If you can "win" while asleep, you didn't do anything. Hence, the age limit should be 3 or 4, as kids do have big personalities and talent by that age. Obviously, the outfits should be age appropiate.
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joegossum

  38 months ago
100% for the pageants your opinion is about, but for the Teenyboopers in their school beauty pageants it's a diffrent story ,they are old enough by that age they are doing them for their selfs mostly to say to the world around them " Hey look at me, I'm Beautful"
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tlf1963

  38 months ago
I think the whole concept has been distorted these days. It is awful how the parents parade the girls around and how cut throat it is. It is sickening.
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FLAHONEY33

  38 months ago
It's really up to the parents unless it's becoming harmful to them. Much like the people who won't get their kids medical treatment. But how much it's watched, I'm not sure. Don't know what the rules are either. Have sons so it really hasn't crossed my mind much. If I had a daughter, I really don't think I would. If I had a talented child, who WANTED to persue the limelight, then I'd go with her & be her advocate ALWAYS. That's your #1 job as a parent anyway. I've known people who spent thousands of dollars to win pageants & all they ever got was trophies. I don't get that. If it was a scholarship then maybe when they were older, if they wanted to. Certainly wouldn't force or push them into it. Had someone who wanted to use my oldest son in commercials but they only gave me one day notice to be 300 miles away & couldn't just drop everything, so we passed on it. No regrets about it either. It mustn't of been meant to me. Some of these girls do look like women almost. It's kind of creepy. In our society, we need to show a better example to our kids that it's not all about how you look. Sure it helps but we can all improve too. Remember how awkward Hillary Clinton used to look when she was married to Governor Clinton?? Dolly Parton, I respect because she came from nothing in a large family. She had talent/looks so she made it for herself much like Celine Dion. Talent does shines through. These competitions become TOO competitive which definitely hurts the kids. My sons play sports but having fun comes first. Anyone screaming or pressuring children is made to leave. The same should go there. It should be fun for the girls or otherwise WHY??
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audreyanddale

  38 months ago
no no no no they are way to young to be paraded around like that. it just is not right.
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