Dear 'Dance Moms' & 'Toddler & Tiaras': STOP the MADNESS!

OK, I've got to get something off my chest. After seeing a slew of straight up horrifying clips from Toddlers & Tiaras, a recent clip from Dance Moms just sent me over the edge.

Moms, STOP THE INSANITY! Believe me when I say that your little toddler does not want to get all hopped up on "go-go" juice and then wiggle into hooker "costumes" for a beauty pageant. If you are so into beauty pageants, go sign up for one yourself!

This is just the pinnacle of self-obsessed parenting to me. It's hard for me to watch even a second without cringing. But Dance Moms totally crossed a line that even T&T had yet to broach--oh wait, the hooker thing, maybe they have also gone there.

 

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Anyhow, Abby Lee Miller crazy dance lady had a great idea for a new number for her dancers, whom range in age from about 8 to 10: A burlesque routine!

As in a peek-a-boo feather fan, little girls half-naked and pretending to be strippers for men dance routine.

I'm not even sure this is legal, and if it is, it probably shouldn't be. When is someone going to throw down the gauntlet and put an end to this? These kids run the risk of being seriously (and permanently) traumatized.

It breaks my heart when I see those gorgeous baby girls break down on Toddlers and I vomited in my mouth a little bit when I saw these kids in their revealing, barely-there costumes. It only got worse when someone had the audacity to wolf whistle at them while they were performing.

One of the moms complained, but really, what the hell did she think was going to happen? Not one of the mothers ever stepped forward and did what would've been right--which was to pull the plug on the whole routine.

This is just plain old not right people! Who is going to protect these kids?

Do you watch Dance Moms or Toddlers & Tiaras? Would you ever let your daughter be involved in something like this?

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