31 Oct 2011

Toddlers and Tiaras {and a giveaway winner!}

As a kid I remember putting on nail polish and lip gloss. When I was 15 my mother told me that if I start wearing heave make early I would get wrinkles – that was enough to scare me until 17. Enough about me.

I am here to talk about Toddlers and Tiaras.

The first time I heard about the show was on a British documentary documenting about how mothers push their children to dress up and wear make up. Some children enjoy the pampering and make up but others don’t like it and sometimes they throw tantrums to which the parent shout at them – or call them names.

I feel for these little children because they have to go through such competitive show. A show that can even make an adult lose the confidence. A show that judges children for their make up, their hair style, their costume and fake smile. A show that triggers in children the idea of perfection is good. A show that hides the innocence of these children under heavy make up and over the top clothing. A show that force children to start from young to become obsessed with beauty.

Some children freak me out with their attire. I wonder what people might think when they see these little angels dressed like this:Some others, although they look like perfect porcelain dolls – thanks to photo shop –
they freak me out because they remind me of Moira Orfei, an Italian circus mogul, who has a porcelain face in adult body – creepy!All I wish for those children is to have parents that can preserve their innocence – even if they are to participate in beauty pageant shows.

The image of children I like to see are:

when children are cool but still children when we look at them. When their smile is natural (from the heart and when they don’t wear heavy make up.

Questions: What do you think of Toddlers and Tiaras? What is your opinion on children wearing heavy make up? Would you allow your toddler to wear make-up?

TOI

PS - the winner of The Magic Warble is…

Kelley L.

{Congratulations Kelley, please send me an email to claim your price}

the winner was selected randomly by Random.org

13 comments:

  1. heavy make up on children or any makeup for that matter is scary!

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  2. there are so many harsh chemicals in makeup and for young growing children its terrible. i guess a little lip gloss if they ask but nothing else.

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  3. The mothers on Toddlers and Tiaras are living vicariously through their children. The brag about the number of crowns their daughters have won. And they often say how much their children love pageants. But, I've yet to hear a 2 year old say, "Mommy, I want to do pageants." Sad, sad show. (Sad point: to give their kids energy, the parents give them soda, sugar cubes and even Red Bull.)

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  4. @Sharon, so sad to that children have to go through such had routine - the drinks are so bad.

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  5. i must admit i LOVE the show but really only because the mothers are so crazy and overly compensating for whatever is lacking in their lives! Congrats to the winner!

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  6. My mum told me the same thing! I didn't start wearing make-up until after high school. The sad thing is I missed out on learning to do make-up with my friends and I'm not very good at putting it on now. I think it's fine for girls to wear light make-up in high school but certainly not when they're toddlers!

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  7. that show is a hot mess and is borderline child abuse. why not just let a child be a child. that other stuff is way too much. if a grown woman wants to do all that to herself that's her choice. the kids don't choose this.

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  8. I agree with you, putting children through that is horrible! It is creepy to dress them up and put all that make up on them, plus they miss out on childhood. It is just so sad...

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  9. Those pagent moms are INSANE. It's creepy and a pedophile's dream to see these little girls all made up and prancing around in skimpy clothes.

    It's rreally disgusting to me and I can't understand why a mother would do that to her child other than to live through her and use the child as a toy. It seems to be really big in the southern US for some reason.

    That toddlers and tiaras shows really creep me out.

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  10. I think the pagent thing is a bit much. I would not mind Peyton doing modeling as a toddler but natural stuff only. I think some of these moms are nuts!

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  11. No, I would never let my toddler wear make-up. Shiny lip gloss made by a cosmetics company that specializes in natural products, maybe.. but makeup? No way.
    I've watched that show one or two times and it disgusts me - I would never do that to my own child.

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  12. That show pulls me in and find myself yelling at the moms...I try not to watch it. It is disgusting to me that a whole industry was built for this. The lessons these kids are being taught about perfection and people pleasing may result in eating disorders, anxiety or depression in some of them.

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  13. She is really pretty and I love the show!!!

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