10 months ago
Last edited at 1:27PM on 2/17/2013
Putting that kind of pressure on children is wrong. Rewarding them for how they look is wrong. Encouraging them to compete and judge others based solely on physical standards is wrong and undermines their self esteem. They also feel a sense of entitlement. The real damage that these competitions is doing won't be seen for another 10 years and then it will be devastating.
Psh, look what happens to them like 10-15 years down the road! Of course they're horrible. The parents end up getting crazy competitive, the kids don't have a childhood, are raised around wacko nut parents and environments, and turn out to be brats when they're older. :o
There are ridiculous and shouldn't be allowed, let alone encouraged by people televising it like they do. Do you know they make them wear fake teeth(called "flippers") so they look more like adults. It's just wrong and creepy and quite disturbing if I do say so myself. I'd be fine with it if it were a small thing just for fun, but the lengths people go to in these pageants are just disturbing. *Shudder*
Stupid period. I have a cousin on my moms side who's been doing that crap since she was 6 and actually is almost famous. She acts like she's better than everyone though and I'm like "ok big deal woo hoo" and she's like "your stupid you know that" with all the stuff I wear and music I like I am discriminated from my cousins on my moms side cuz their popular and think im the stupidest person and weirdest person they've ever met. I seriously hate her. I heard on child beauty pageants some moms will put fake breasts on their children.
Absolutely. They teach kids that beauty is something they have to strive for, fake for, cheat for. It teaches them that its all about looks and winning. Honestly, there isnt much good that can come out of the pageants. parents go completely overboard and brainwash their childen, dressing them like mini adults. kids are supposed to get dirty and run around!! Its all wrong.