Perspective: Do kiddie pageants border on child abuse?

Barbie just celebrated her 50th birthday, and still the debate rages on among concerned moms: harmless doll or body-image bruiser? Barbie's one thing, but I can't imagine why there's any debate over glitzy ... Full Story
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#23 Apr 24, 2009
And what about those piano recitals? Making those kids practice the piano for hours on end and dressing them up in suits and formal dresses and making them perform in front of a strange audience.

And what about the Olsen twin's parents exploiting them on TV when the were just kids?
Look what happened to them, poor things are multimillionaires and have their own company and product lines and just keep raking in money.
Oh the humanity!
Kerry from Maine

Holden, ME

#24 Apr 27, 2009
I think it's awful that parents are exploiting their children in this manner. Come on, these little girls know nothing of pageants and if they do it's because they've heard their parents talk of them. Stop saying your little girls want this, they don't. I've watched a few episodes and these little girls are tired, cranky and just want to play like little girls their own age. You moms have your daughters on stage carrying on like strippers and the likes. If you only knew what you are doing to your little girls. The pedophiles that watch these pageants and are doing disturbing things while watching your babies strut across a stage and gyrate their innocent little bodies all in the name of a pageant that you want. When will it end, will it take one of these little girls to be brutally killed before you stop. I have a daughter and is nearly 17 and would never have dreamed of exploiting her in this manner. You moms are creating monsters so to speak, they're going to grow up thinking life is all about competition and beauty. There is more to life than that. These girls if they continue this path will end up with eating disorders, depression and more. Moms think of your daughters needs before your own. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
candy

East Lansing, MI

#25 May 25, 2009
Like millions of other Americans, I was thoroughly depressed seeing the train wreck that was the Premire episode tonight of Jon & Kate plus 8. Why I put this here is, what's Kate going to do if she can't patch up her shattered marriage? What kiddie pageants were to the 90's and 2000's pimp mamas like Kate and OctoMom are now exploiting their litter of kids for profit. Kate has no intention of going back to being a nurse to raise her eight kids. That's not why she's redone her image, to a sleeker look. She wants a talk show, and other things to keep exploiting her kids for her own profit. I predict Kate will FAIL in an attempt to have a Kate plus 8 show, and will then resort to pimping out her oldest twins, Maddy and Cara, as the next Olsen twins. That will fail too, as neither one are talented, and Maddy is already a seriously disturbed child. What a mess this whole situation is, and the fallout will be happening for decades from THIS DEBACLE.
candy

East Lansing, MI

#26 Mar 7, 2011
A new news article mentioning JonBenet that is being censored by news editor Karr/Lei Sussurra, who is only putting it's own articles on the right hand side of the screen's JonBenet News articles.

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/when-you-put-...
Viper venoMm

Mission, TX

#27 Mar 7, 2011
Kerry from Maine wrote:
I think it's awful that parents are exploiting their children in this manner. Come on, these little girls know nothing of pageants and if they do it's because they've heard their parents talk of them. Stop saying your little girls want this, they don't. I've watched a few episodes and these little girls are tired, cranky and just want to play like little girls their own age. You moms have your daughters on stage carrying on like strippers and the likes. If you only knew what you are doing to your little girls. The pedophiles that watch these pageants and are doing disturbing things while watching your babies strut across a stage and gyrate their innocent little bodies all in the name of a pageant that you want. When will it end, will it take one of these little girls to be brutally killed before you stop. I have a daughter and is nearly 17 and would never have dreamed of exploiting her in this manner. You moms are creating monsters so to speak, they're going to grow up thinking life is all about competition and beauty. There is more to life than that. These girls if they continue this path will end up with eating disorders, depression and more. Moms think of your daughters needs before your own. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
That IS YOU just speculating no one knows what these children will be and as far as kids having disorders it can happen with out the pageants. it is the TV. the so called people's god the TV.kids have it hard the economy going down hill will the Future kids have a job or continue to bum off of mommy and daddies kids that are in any sports practice for long periods of time and gymnast who break limbs and wear there suits is no different, some little girls like Pageants but i would never put my child in one because of the "SICK PERVERTS" and the way people perceive these children.. is just as sick.
Cindy

Chicago, IL

#29 Mar 7, 2011
psychopathic wrote:
Linda Hoffman-Pugh said jonbenet loved the pageants. she said if she didn't want to go, Pat wouldn't make her.
to say she was dressed up like a hooker is stupid, sick and indicative of the lower class view of cultured well to do neuvo riche. Typical of our pathological narcissist and the hats, jehosafat, he creates, always agreeing with him on everything.
i assure w/o hesitation that our pn is driven out of his mind with jealousy and envy over this family. he has absolutely no concern for anyone else but them. he stalks them and was likely involved in the crime. psychopaths are frequently involved in crime and even pass lie detector tests!
even if everything these idiots said was true, pat was innocent of killing her child and they know it. this fiendish obsession with harassing them 24/7 is proof of demonic activity.
Are you by any chance related or a neighbour to someone else on this board? Your location gives me the impression that perhaps your Uncle posts on these Ramsey forums just curious. LOL !!
Cindy

Chicago, IL

#30 Mar 7, 2011
psychopathic wrote:
Linda Hoffman-Pugh said jonbenet loved the pageants. she said if she didn't want to go, Pat wouldn't make her.
to say she was dressed up like a hooker is stupid, sick and indicative of the lower class view of cultured well to do neuvo riche. Typical of our pathological narcissist and the hats, jehosafat, he creates, always agreeing with him on everything.
i assure w/o hesitation that our pn is driven out of his mind with jealousy and envy over this family. he has absolutely no concern for anyone else but them. he stalks them and was likely involved in the crime. psychopaths are frequently involved in crime and even pass lie detector tests!
even if everything these idiots said was true, pat was innocent of killing her child and they know it. this fiendish obsession with harassing them 24/7 is proof of demonic activity.
Do you know anyone who lives in Lihue, Hi by any chance? I hope you don't mind me asking. LOL!

“YES”

Since: Mar 07

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#33 Mar 8, 2011
Cindy wrote:
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Are you by any chance related or a neighbour to someone else on this board? Your location gives me the impression that perhaps your Uncle posts on these Ramsey forums just curious. LOL !!
Actually, there is a relation to a poster on this board; a very close one
Old South

AOL

#35 Mar 8, 2011
Capricorn wrote:
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Actually, there is a relation to a poster on this board; a very close one
Cappy, if you will p.m. TWWO and ask her, she will give you my email addy (I don't believe I can p.m. here). But I'd like to talk to you.

“YES”

Since: Mar 07

TWICE

#36 Mar 9, 2011
Old South wrote:
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Cappy, if you will p.m. TWWO and ask her, she will give you my email addy (I don't believe I can p.m. here). But I'd like to talk to you.
Hi OS,

TWWO has my email and has my permission to forward it to you

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