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Baby Pageants

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gabby, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Gabby

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    How do you all feel about baby pageants? Do you think they are a bad idea or a good idea?

    Personally, I was apart of a baby pageant when I was young. xD I won best eyes.
    My mom didn't come back though because the parents were so ruthless. The judges were cracked up too.
     
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    they need to stop being a thing that happens
     
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    Interesting choice of words.

    Why do you feel that way though?
     
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    No. Just no.
    Pageants in general should just, seriously?
     
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    @Gabby i understand that people have fun doing them but most of the time its the parents who have the most fun
    ive seen a lot of shows and know a few kids who were in them when they were younger and never have i seen one of those kids say 'IT WAS REALLY FUN!!!!!' because theyre usually forced into it
    if a child wants to get all dolled up then fair does but the parents usually dont realise how miserable the kids are about the whole ordeal so i really dont approve of them. forcing your child to do anything is horrible.
    i think that pageants are also kind of sleazy. like, you honestly cant tell who is in the audience watching those little girls do the swimsuit contests. it shouldnt be allowed.
     
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    it might just be what I've seen in the media, but any pageants that are kids are just parents dressing up their children like hooker barbie dolls. Baby ones might be a little different, I have no idea. But for little kids... usually that's terrible.
     
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    It seems to me like its a gimmick for parents to make money off of their child's beauty.
     
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    No offense, but it's free 'child pornography' for pedophiles. I don't like the idea of child pageants. Chelsea will not be in one period!
     
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    I'm not offended. I don't agree that I was apart of one, and my mother would never bring me back.. LOL. It was a fun thing to do at the time, a rash decision with the family. Nothing serious
     
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    I dont really like them, some just get overboard!

    On that note, I want to see your eyes now xD (Im Obsessed with eyes)
     
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    For the most part I'm indifferent to them. On a personal level I find it really uninteresting and wouldn't really choose to push my kids in that direction. Looking at the bigger picture though and pretending that I do care I think if it is something the kids WANT to do then I think that's fine and good. I kind of look at it as a not well known sport I guess. For those kids who don't like it who are crying while being spray tanned and refusing to do who's parents are dragging them around and forcing them... I think that's shameful and I don't see it being beneficial at all to the child. A happy child who wants to though I can see how they might enjoy dressing up and it might help with their confidence and public demeanor.
     
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