Posts Tagged ‘Toddler Dresses Like Prostitute
Megan Fox is a homeschooling, suburban mom in Chicagoland who hosts “The Megan Fox Radio Show” and routinely investigates issues important to her, especially those involving children. Here she explores the disturbing recent trend involving the media’s normalization of child exploitation.
I recently cancelled my cable (for the second time) due to escalating costs and a general disgust at the lack of quality programming. I won’t lie and say I’ve never indulged in reality smut for entertainment. I have caught myself watching Bachelor Pad and no part of me is proud of it. It is the “train-wreck” factor that keeps people paying attention to most of the stuff that passes for good TV.
The other day I caught Toddlers in Tiaras (a disgusting show where mothers, who have failed to make something of themselves, live out weird fantasies of wealth and beauty by forcing their little girls to traipse around in wigs and makeup applied with a trowel.) It was an episode that garnered a lot of controversy because a mother put her 4-year-old in a costume with padded breasts and butt. Frankly, it surprised me that anyone got upset considering the other outrageous things they do to these girls all the time like forcing them to wear false teeth and look like cheap streetwalkers.
Nonetheless, it was the padded butt/boob costume that got tongues wagging. Shortly after that episode, another featured a 3-year-old parading around in the prostitute costume Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman complete with hooker boots and cheap wig. While the general public finds such things repulsive, TLC continues to air what amounts to child abuse every week.
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