January 27th, 2012
03:21 PM ET

‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ mom sues media outlets for ‘sexualizing’ her daughter

It seems the controversy surrounding TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” and its pint-sized stars is never-ending.

After one contestant dressed as Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman,” another, Isabella Barrett, was filmed singing LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” at an event.

Barrett’s mother, Susanna, has since filed a lawsuit against TMZ, Huffington Post and Daily Mail Online, among other media outlets, for running stories that she alleges “sexualize” her 5-year-old daughter, according to court documents obtained by CNN.

“After this firestorm, I quickly protected my daughter by having cease and desist orders sent to most media outlets that ran the story,” Susanna said in a statement provided to CNN, adding, “I intend to clear my daughter’s name.”

Barrett also detailed her version of the events shown in a video published by TMZ. (In the video, Isabella can be seen singing along to “Sexy and I Know It” at a DJ booth with a microphone in her hand.)

News organizations reported that the Barrett’s were at a nightclub, however, Susanna said in her statement that she and her daughter were actually at “a pet friendly charity event at an American bistro restaurant in New York City at 7:19 p.m. It was a private well-lit event with vendor tables and pets in attendance.”


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    February 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pagan

    This show is disgusting. Everytime I am scrolling through the channels and see it go by, I can't help but think of all the sick perverts at home getting off to it. NASTY! What PARENT (because they aren't all moms) would even allow their child to be on this show. My child grew up into a beautiful young woman by being out in the fresh air and sunlight playing sports and enjoying her childhood. I feel so sorry for these little girls who are being trained to be spoiled rotten brats. We will see them on Celebrity Rehab one day.

    February 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynical Person

      You really think they will end up being Celebrities? I don't think that at all. I think they will end up flipping burgers or serving drinks.

      February 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Confuzzled

    Wait a minute... she's suing because they filmed her daughter performing a routine which she allowed (and likely encouraged) her young daughter to perform? I'm failing to see the right she has to do so when she is clearly the one doing this to her daughter...

    February 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ben

    Well, all I can say is if a parent is going to dress their daughter up like a floozy and then parade her around in front of people then they have pretty much lost the right to critize others for talking or reporting about it.

    February 1, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ron

    This is what happens when your mom is a crack addict.

    February 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. END THE SHOW

    STAND UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! BOYCOT, WRITE LETTERS, PRAY AND GET INVOLVED! PARENTS, CITIZENS, MEDIA, ANYONE WITH ANY PUBLIC PROFILE! ! !

    February 1, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Women

    Lose all common sense and responsibility when they become mothers.

    February 1, 2012 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. Kathleen

    these kids should never be on TV...but parents are willing to do anything for money...why would you do this to your baby girl????and they are taught to be sassy and disrespectful...in the real world you want to slap them but it's not their fault...it's the parents for makeing them that way...i hope it's taken away soon...

    February 1, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Cynical Person

      Hey Hey Hey. Nothing wrong with sassy. However I agree that children should be respectful though.

      February 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Judy

    I don't see why she's suing anyone. No one made her dress her daughter like that or parade her in pageants. She dressed her that way, made her face up like the late Tammy Faye Baker, and exposed her to that song to the point she could sing it. Not the media. If she wants to blame anyone, she should look in the mirror.

    February 1, 2012 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. HRPuckinfutz

    Good taste should sue her!

    January 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. GetOverITMAHORE

    Have you ever heard of freedom of the press? You put your daughter in this spot, so what did you expect. If this goes to court you should be the one sued for wasting tax payer money. You are just a money hungry w*ore.

    January 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John Kline

    Have only seen this show a few minutes a couple of times. Can not decide if this is child abuse or child porn. Probably both.

    January 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Cosmicc

    I wonder if anyone has looked into the health impact of all of the hairspray and makeup these girls swim in.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Makenzie Magill

    I am not picking anyside of this... i mean look what the world is coming to... we got moms who let there young kids to dress up and be in make up - i wouldnt have been dead caught in even at the age of 10. MOMS YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR DAUGHTERS OUT THERE INTO THE WORLD– there are gross men and women out there that will look at your childern... but the worst case about this is that its all over the air now. Im sorry mom– and im sorry media... things like this are just to sad to even notice...

    January 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Makenzie Magill

    I really am not picking any sides in this partical case... i mean look what the world is coming to... moms letting toddlers be in beauty p., fully makeup... think about it moms... when your daughters go on air with all the make up on and dresses looking like adults... think about all those nasty guys out there wanting to look at your daughter. This mom probarly didnt do this– she probarly did... but worst case– its all over the air now!!

    January 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Asil

    These mothers, for the most part, are uneducated idiots. They need to take a step back and see exactly what this is doing to their daughters. Mothers, have you thought about WHY this whole pageant thing outrages so many people??? Because it is disgusting and over the top inappropriate! These little girls are up on stage gyrating and wearing clothes that you would see on a street walker. All you need is some common sense (which apparently is not rampant in this industry) to see that it is all WRONG on way too many levels.

    January 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mr Obvious

    I wasn't surprised to find that most of the posts find this whole kid beauty pageant thing creepy. Why is this legal? If you are doing this to your child, you have problems, I don't care if this is what your mom did to you, think for yourself. Same with pushing your kid to be an actor or musician, let your kids grow up with other kids.

    January 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  21. stupedasso

    the show is just an example of what goes on all the time. these poor kids are not allowed to make their own choices. the parents make the choice. the kids don't understand that they are being used to fulfill a parents lost dream. kinda like the parent is living their life vicariously through the child. I guess my opinion is that there should be no minors in beauty contests. The child should not be paraded around and taught that their life is superficial.

    January 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. dangigir

    *pageants*

    January 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  23. imsorysir

    The companies that arrange these child pegeants also are to blame for exploiting psychologically vulnerable moms and their kids. I know it's a free market and capitalists economy but ethics and social responsibility should play a role in a business. Sadly many of these companies are not only thriving but are expanding due to exposure through media. They have no scruples and only money comes first.

    January 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  24. AnonyMouse

    I hope they all file lawsuits against her. I also hope that her mothering abilities, of lack there of, are scrutinized more closely by social services.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  25. ks

    I watched the You Tube video. Obnoxious mom in the background is encouraging the entire thing! Her daughter is in the media – she should know better than that.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  26. Ms

    This show and the people on it make me sick. I hope she gets nothing. I hope her daughter leaves her the day she turns 18, and I hope she dies alone and miserable.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  27. AGrey

    The only people who attend those child beauty pageants are psychologically disturbed mothers trying to live vicariously through their daughters, gay men who collect dolls, and pedophiles.

    January 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  28. John

    Yet another way to exploit her child for money.

    January 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  29. disgusting

    I hope the mother loses her case and child custody services takes her child away. Also, TLC (The Learning Channel ?? ...yeah right) should just be taken off the air. I cant believe people actually have so little to do in their lives that they tune in to watch this crap.

    January 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Girl how doesn't care

    you all need to just stfu because nobody cares what y'all think.

    January 30, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  31. sparky91

    I can thankfully say I've NEVER watched this show. Putting them on TV, giving them attention is probably the worst thing you can do for those kids. Think about it, they didn't make this show so they could promote what their doing, it's to give the NORMAL people a glimpse into the bizarre world where a mother stops at nothing to turn their kid into a monster.

    January 30, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  32. Ituri

    Unfortunately for this mother, she doesn't seem to realize it isn't her DAUGHTERS name that needs clearing...

    January 30, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  33. Natalie

    Oh my god, there are so any things I could say. First, as being 16 but not the skinniest in the world, its ridiculous that mothers would even CONSIDER letting their toddlers dress up like adults and act like pole dancers! it makes me sick if i even watch 5 minutes of that show! TLC NEEDS to take it off the air! its disgusting, vile, and overall this is just training the kids to be porn stars.

    January 30, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  34. angel

    seems most of the little girls doing this dont really want to-its the moms making them because they want their 5 minutes of fame-its almost abusive! the girls are being deprived of their childhood–all they do is travel, practice, and most likely if they are not perfect the mom turns into "mommy dearest"!!!! i feel for these little girls – all they are learning is superficial, that beauty is makeup, hair, clothes not that beauty comes from the inside-they will have soooo many problems if they are not always in the spotlight for the rest of their lives–they wont be able to just be normal ever again! its sooooo sad!!!!

    January 30, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  35. 4mykids

    This mom thrives on the spotlight and publicity! This is the same exact mom who was on Dr.Phil about a month or so ago who completes with her older, teenage daughter in pageants. Her daughter wanted to compete in a beauty contest to improve her self esteem. At the pageant, the mom was approached by the coordinator and was asked if she wanted to compete....against her daughter, so she did...AND WON!!! Now, the mom competes in a lot of pageants with the teenage daughter. The daughter cries about this and asks her to quit but this sick, twisted mom won't quit! She said she had a daughter at a young age and now wants to live her life! Well boo hoo! She lost that right when she decided to have the baby! Grow up Mom! Let your children be children! This Mom is so disgusting!

    January 30, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
    • angel

      oooo that is unbelievable-this mom is totally insecure, using her daugthers to bring her fame–she has no love for these girls-to compete against her own daughter is, well i dont even have words!! speechless!!! as i stated, this is just the beginning of these poor girls depressed, terrible, superficial lives!!!!! mom has many many issues–she needs help!!!!

      January 30, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  36. Mom of Three

    SHE is the one who tarted up her baby and put her on TV for pedophiles to film and watch over and over! She signed the release. I hope she loses her own shirt...we already know the little girl doesn't have much of one. Oh, and I hope CPS gets involved.

    January 30, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  37. Alex

    You can dress up even a dog, why be so hysterical about it ? Just another manifestation of the media's "everybody around you is pedophile" hysteria ?

    January 30, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  38. mell

    The parents and the broad casting station should be
    charged with child endangerment, or human trafficking .
    That is one show that should of never been on TV . It is a shame that parents feel
    They have the right to exploit their own children like that . Then complain when some other show
    Makes a statement about it. The parents of these children should be ashamed of their self. Or better
    Yet have charges of child endangerment put on them.

    January 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Belseth

    Why would any parent allow their toddler daughters to participate in these fashion shows for pedophiles??? Claiming they didn't know what was going on is pure hypocrascy. When people attacked them for signing their daughter up they started feeling guilty and decided the organizers were strictly at fault. They all are at fault including the network. The parents should be ashamed of themselves.

    January 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  40. nimblefin

    What lousy writing! When in the devil are speakers and writers of this language going to realize that the plural of Smith is Smiths. What the hell is this apostrophe about? Need to go take English 101 and Journalism 101. News organizations reported that the Barrett’s were at a nightclub, however,....."

    January 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  41. NJmom77

    I am already annoyed by the new girly-girl pink Lego sets, so you can imagine what I think of any mother who pimps her daughter this way. If I had a daughter, I'd like her to grow up to be a scientist, not a tart.

    January 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  42. mm

    This must be some kind of sick joke. What the kid is not bringing in enough money so now the sick mama gotta sue to get more. Somebody need to sue her for turning the kid into a little traamp!

    January 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Hobbits

    Looks a lot different when you actually see you and your child on television doesn't it. Like they say, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck. So it goes with loose women and bad mothers.

    January 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Bob Bobson

    Cannot post.

    January 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  45. BethTX

    How soon can we round up these fat, washed-up no-talent mothers and make them fight to the death for the public's pleasure.

    January 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mom of Three

      That's also something I've noticed, is that the moms are almost overwhelmingly gross and obese. And as for talent, real, true talent isn't usually involved in these pageants. It's a lot of booty shaking and duck lips.

      January 30, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  46. MamaBear

    As a mother myself I am not only sickened by the mothers who dress these children up and parade them around but also by the comments.I've seen a few of you defend the sickos on here saying their comments are no worse than what the child's own mother does to her..But they are just as bad.It is not a joking matter and it is extremely vile.It is equally vile that people defend it.And as did others,I reported every comment for abuse.It's too bad there's no way to let your wives,peers,jobs etc.. know just what kind of people you are.Because just like the child's mother ALL OF YOU should be held accountable for your actions and/or words accordingly.Shame on her mother,Shame on all of you and if any of you are raising children GOD HELP THEM.

    January 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynical Person

      Please be mindful that some people are being sarcastic and not literal. I hope most of the comments that are saying, "I'd Hit That." are doing it because they are trying to ridicule the mother invovled. I haven't seen one comment that was serious that is similiar. Remember there is Free Speech in this country.

      February 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mike

    The whole "child beauty pageant" thing is repulsive and insane.

    January 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Major Phil

    I saw this on some news show, and I couldn't believe the mothers of these children. The mothers are about the size of dump trucks. They push their children to drink high octane sugar drinks to keep them hyped up for the contests. To me, they should be investigated for child abuse.

    January 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  49. sasori

    just curious...Have any psychiatrists ever studied the link between pageant moms and Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy?

    January 29, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • angel

      i thought the same thing!!! i didnt know how to spell this and didnt want people here to get all over me about spelling issues–but this is the first thing that came to mind-using their kids to get attention for themselves-thats why i said moms like this have mental issues-and also agree the moms, most of the time, are way unhealthy, out of shape, seems they want their daughters to live the lives that THEY didnt have–to satisfty their lifelong dreams–i cant say enough about this-it really makes me mad, sad, and feel soooo bad for these little girls!!!!! then these little girls will have kids and do the same thing....a viscious circle!!!!!

      January 30, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  50. Summer

    Why are these parents not prosecuted? How are these pageants even legal? It's basically exploitation bordering on kiddie porn. Participation in these events should be a crime. I've watched bits of some of the shows out of morbid curiosity and it truly makes me ill. I have no idea how these things are still allowed. It's depraved behavior by sicko parents and it really harms their children.

    January 29, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  51. Joseph

    What next?bank robbers suing the FDIC.

    January 29, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  52. Keith

    Parents that put their kids through these types of shows are disgusting, repulsive trash.

    January 29, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  53. Bloom

    Mom is another money grabbing, attention wh*re whose 15 minutes of shame was obviously not enough to reveal what a low life she truly is. Cheers, I hope you ch*ke on it.

    January 29, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  54. Simon Cowl

    Kids of that age are in bed at that time not being sold of as (censored), disgusting and shameful, CNN stop putting that innocent childs face on the site and put that filthy mothers face instead.

    January 29, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  55. Kornelia

    Does this crazy woman really have an attorney who is a part of this insanity!?

    This nut job needs be locked up and that poor kid needs a nurturing home. Clearly she is exploiting her daughter to the highest degree. We have child protection laws against these creeps. Then she wants to cast blame on those who report her evil doings, this woman is sick. . . .

    January 29, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  56. Mister E

    Seeing that little angel makes me smile. Oh and hard.

    January 29, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  57. oh please

    midget S L U T

    January 29, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  58. Anime watcher

    Toddlers and Tiaras is a Pedophiles wet dream TV show! Take it of the air now

    January 29, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  59. Sokman

    You know the exact day she turns legal? C-R-E-E-P-Y. But then the Olsens & Miley had a countdown clock for their 18th birthdays. The saying It Takes All Kinds doesnt really apply to the people that make their kids participate in these shows, or those who watch them. I think we could do without them

    January 29, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  60. Yummy

    I would definitely hit it...on August 8, 2024.

    January 29, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  61. ceiling fan

    Trailer trash.

    January 29, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  62. dd

    What a joke. This mother should lose custody. SHE'S the one exploiting her.

    January 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  63. mickimause

    sorry for the duplicate post – they both showed up at the same time

    January 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  64. MM

    If we want this to stop, we need to do it the same way they made them cave on "An American Muslim" – boycott the advertisers, and make sure they know why. I've never seen the show, but agree that the premise is flawed. (Actually saw a CSI:Miami episode with a toddler pagent, and was disgusted by the idea then). Now I'm going to have to research who advertises on this garbage show, and make sure they know why I won't patronize their businesses...

    January 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  65. mickimause

    If we want this to stop, we need to do it the same way they made them cave on "An American Muslim" – boycott the advertisers, and make sure they know why. I've never seen the show, but agree that the premise is flawed. (Actually saw a CSI:Miami episode with a toddler pagent, and was disgusted by the idea then). Now I'm going to have to research who advertises on this garbage show, and make sure they know why I won't patronize their businesses...

    January 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  66. carrot top

    I never thought I'd see the day when someone would sue themselves.....This opportunistic wh....re of a mother is beyond shameless!!!!!!

    January 28, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  67. G_Spacenut

    I think all the parents on that damnable show should be charged with child abuse, also that crappy TV station as well.

    January 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  68. purpleGal

    I agree with everyone else that the mother is way out of line, but let's spread the blame around. 1) It's not just the mothers, but the pageants themselves. They exist and encourage this weird parental behaviour. 2) The TV show, covering and thereby promoting the phenomena. 3) The people who WATCH these exploitive shows. Don't watch, advertising revenue goes down, show disappears. Don't encourage them all (and I would extend that rule to all of the "reality" crap that's one TV.

    January 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Lawrence

    If she didn't want to have her daughter thought in this way change the cloths and the song, i.e. "One good Ship Lollypop." And a Dress that goes to the floor.

    January 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  70. richard bonilla

    flipped by that show the other day...very weird...i would guess the parents all have one thing in common: " they are odd "

    January 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Bob Abooey

    Really? A full 30-second ad before the clip? F you, CNN.

    January 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Sylvia

    This show (Toddlers, Tiaras and Pedophiles) is for shameless mothers to exploit their little girls. Perhaps they are visualizing themselves as these scantily-clad kids. Disgusting, unfit mothers.

    January 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  73. justme

    I guess mom wasn't winning enough money at the pagents.. so what's a mom to do?

    January 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  74. eroe777

    I'd hit the mom...with a steamroller.

    January 28, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  75. lesia

    Oh Boy! What would Mr. Rogers say??

    January 28, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  76. Carol

    Toddlers and Tiaras is a disgusting show and should be taken off the air!!!! Pure trash!!!

    January 28, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  77. MrsJackson

    Um, this is your own fault... now you want to protect your daughter after you put her in the outfit on national television????? Sorry, this didn't turn out the way you hoped, everyone saying how pretty your daughter was and the possibility of you, I mean her becoming a "star"... sorry babycakes...this is what happens when you live vicariously through your children!!!! Lesson learned!

    January 28, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  78. Sokman

    Disney has made millions exploiting the se*uality of children as well. It's time to take a stand against this & other shows that are borderline legal child p0rn. Who's with me? Oh wait, Hannah Montana is on. You go ahead, I'll catch up later

    January 28, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  79. mikel

    The question I always ask is where are the fathers? Are they cowards too weak to stand up to their wives and do something? Or are they complicit?

    January 28, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  80. monah

    I have never watched the show but I knew from the beginning what it would be like; an exploitation of innocent little girls. It's just plain sick and twisted and I wish channels such as TLC and Liftetime would stop it, but it's all about the money. Remember when TLC meant The Learning Channel? Too bad they don't actually do a show that doesn't exploit the children but shows how mothers exploit their children.

    January 28, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • jeeze

      exactly. it all about reality tv now. what happened to educational tv?

      January 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  81. David Watkins

    Mr Ed Sullivan would be spinning in his grave right now to allow this trash to be broadcast on TV, I do not want anything to do with this as this is pure filth, and the mother should be locked up and the key thrown away, nothing but a Bunch of Pimps, Hoes and Rock Spiders.

    January 28, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  82. BenBreeg

    I don't know who can be attracted by this bizarre pageants other than pedophiles....

    January 28, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  83. Sun

    Old 'hoes trying to turn their children into young 'hoes. I hope that mother reads the comments of all the child molestors on here!

    January 28, 2012 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  84. Rim

    Can't wait to see her singing The Milkshake song. If it's anything like the this video I'll need an extra box of tissues.

    January 28, 2012 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  85. Parent

    This show is the most vile piece of child abuse on TV – the parents are nothing but pathetic wanna-be's trying to capture any level of recognition and $ compensation by pimping their children out to the masses. Why this show is even permitted to continue on TV is a perfect example of how low TV has sunk. Nothing but an online buffet for pedophiles....and parent who feels this is an approporiate avenue of behavior for their child needs a good strong visit from child services!

    January 28, 2012 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  86. Cooper

    L-O-S-E-R A-N-D U-N-F-I-T M-O-M

    January 28, 2012 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  87. Elphaba

    Stuff like this is child abuse. Pure and simple. These mothers should be prosecuted and have their poor little victims taken away and put into normal surroundings the would nurture them, not turn them into runway cattle.

    January 28, 2012 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  88. theobc

    maybe if the mothers of these "toddlers and tiaras" kids read these comments, especially the one that said "yeah, i'd hit that", they would get a better understanding of what people are trying to protect their little girls from. these women can't be that clueless, something inside of them is so obsessed on getting these kids fame (and fortune) that they are willing to ruin and risk the kids lives to do it.

    January 28, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  89. Jeepers

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Andulamb

    The phrase "the pot calling the kettle black" was created for situations like this.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Cap'n Rita

    These pageant moms need to stop making money off the backs of their daughters. Those poor girls are going to need those backs to make their own living as the toe up who r es their being pimped as by their mothers.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  92. J.J.

    Sad for many reasons. Wonder if momma sees this as the first step towards suing for cash to help out with the "stress endured". Maybe she dreams of one supersized cash fan she can use to fan herself while drinking pageant pop (extra Red Bull to celebrate please!).

    First thing to do is do a police swoop and lock up these guy "judges". Really guys, really? What kind of man does that? Then the women for aiding and abetting.

    Guess nothing tops the mom who said she only had the child to put them in pageants. Remember the one with the boy and girl? Nice!! Yes siree, no problems going on in that household, thats for sure. Very, very sad.

    I wish they could be helped as I do believe some of these moms just don't know better, but then of course some do. So, so wrong.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Tina

    Uneducated ho! You put your daughter in the line of fire by dressing her up like a ho! Where do you parasities come from. People like you and all those mothers on the show are what is wrong with America today! Morons who think pimping their daughters will make them superstars! Mornons the only once benefitting from you dressing your child like a ho are the people who own TNT!! When will these village idiots get that into their big, brainless head?!

    January 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jackson

    Mom can complain all she wants. The bottom line is, her 5 year old knew the words to that song. The media did not manipulate that. How does a 5 year old know that song, mom????

    End of story.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Mary

    Have you noticed that most of these mothers are living vicariously through their small children? Most are overweight, not so attractive and have huge insecurities with their own self image. Unfortunately, small children can't stop the madness created by these psychopathic parents and when these little girls grow up, they also will struggle with self image because the world will not always think they are the prettiest, best, etc. and they won't know how to handle it.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  96. bobcat2u

    You mothers dress your little girls like street walkers and let them perform in public thinking it's so cute. Then once statements are made about them, then you want to blame everyone else. It's your own damn fault. Deal with it.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Mom

    TLC you are repulsive, disgusting, amoral for airing this filth. I have not and will not watch your channel. I will encourage as many of my friends to do the same. YOU are exploiting children! YOU are aiding these pathetic, no talent, lazy mothers in the corruption and abuse of their children. How can you stand to look at yourselves? Don't cop out by saying its the parents choice. Do the kids get to choose?

    January 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Jen

    If people really care about those kids, don't watch “Toddlers & Tiaras” on TLC. I never watch those kind of shows, it disgusts me. She does not love her daughter or she does not have a brain, else she would not do that to her daughter.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  99. GAWDAMMEDYOUR'RESTUPID

    These stupid contests are idiotic. The parents should be ashamed of themselves.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Illeagle-j1

    The whole thing is SICK, no more need be said!

    January 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Rob

    And.. who sues the mom?

    January 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Tom

    And this is what is wrong with our country! The mother of this young, young, child has allowed her 5 year old daughter to dress this way and put on on show for all to see. I think that child protective services should have an office at these pageant shows so there would be someone available to put these children in protective services. It is obvious that the parents of these children are the ones with issues as proven by this ridiculous lawsuit.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  103. mark

    Shame on the parents for pushing their kids into these things; it always comes across like the kids don't really want to be there but its more like mommy wants HER 15 minutes of fame through her daughter.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  104. xSpace360

    Why hasn't CNN change the video yet? The mom's story makes sense. Why is CNN making it look like the little girl is at a strip club? CNN, change the video to reflect the truth. Who's running this company? John King?

    January 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  105. dave

    How come all the moms of these little gals are fat?

    January 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Jack

    And society still can't pull its head out of its backside long enough to see the positive virtues of eugenics. All right!

    January 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  107. mike

    “I intend to clear my daughter’s name.”

    Your daughters name is already clear, it's your name you need to work on clearing.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Frank!

    This will be one of the shortest trials in history. The longest part will be the scolding that the judges gives the mother for dressing her daughter like that.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Kevininjc

    I was channel surfing one night and came across this show. Like watching a horrific accident in slow motion, I watched most of the episode, but then felt horribly sick afterwards. These parents (mostly the mothers) have some clear self esteem and ego issues and use their children to act out. So this woman is suing the media, because they played video of the way she dressed up her child and coached her child to act. NIce that she adds that it was for a charity event, cause that makes it all better (and cue the eye rollinggggggggggggggggg....NOW)

    January 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Gman

    The poor innocent media. Most people don't think of kids in this way no matter what they have on. Pedophiles search the playgrounds, the malls, etc for innocence. Look up the real criminal mindset of pedophiles online, they don't like kids that look like adults, the like kids who look like kids.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  111. noly972

    The POS mother is exploiting her daughter. If she wasn't doing so, the media wouldn't notice either of them. The mother created the problem and wants to blame her poor choices on the media. FAIL!

    January 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Martina

    That TLC show has to be shut down. Who but the perverts would run it?

    January 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Mr. Ed

    She is going to grow up to be a fat, overgrown, grow-tess big piece of sh!t with a mental fxxked up mind like the rest of women

    January 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  114. gman

    They look like little Barbie dolls to me, I don't see them as being tarts or as harlots. I think it is all in fun. Most pedophiles don't like children with make-up, they prefer innocence. Look at most children kidnapped, they are not all made up. A person who would hurt a child is plain sick and the reason they do those things is because they are defective and not because the child sung a song or dressed up.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisTeeee

      I agree with parts of your post, but disagree on some others. These little girls don't look like Barbie. Barbie is a grown woman, and on often occasions, is seen fully clothed. These children in these pagaents are seen as meat. They're encouraged to wear push-up bras, get their eyebrows waxed, and Lord knows what else. It's not "all in good fun." All in good fun would be letting your child engage in a healthy activity that doesn't teach them that their vaule comes from how well they can shake their rear. This show makes my soul vomit.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynical Person

      Pedophiles in most cases don't look for innocence. Take it from someone who was far from innocent when I was molested. Many pedophiles choose targets that appear innocent because it makes it easier for them. Someone who is more intelligent and responsive to what they are doing makes it much harder for them in the long run. Pedophiles are like any rapist. Its about power. Pure and simple. A show like this is easily satisfing because they see the children being dominated and forced to do these pageants until they break and just go for the ride. This is where pedophiles will get their satisfaction from. Once again, this comes from a person who has been molested by a pedophile and at the time I met the person who did it, I was no where near anything that would be called innocent.

      January 29, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  115. gman

    They look like little Barbie dolls, I don't see them as being tarts or as harlots. I think it is all in fun. Most pedophiles don't like children with make-up, they prefer innocence. Look at most children kidnapped, they are not all made up. A person who would hurt a child is plain sick and the reason they do those things is because they are defective and not because the child sung a song or dressed up.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  116. mary

    Toddlers and Tiara's.. a pedophiles dream.. The mother needs to be sued for child abuse.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  117. P Gibson

    sorry, ladies.

    you have no clue who you are any longer, do you ?

    justifiable justifications for anything, without responsibilities....so sue someone...right.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Cindy

    Why is the mom suing the media??? She is the one that put her daughter in front of the camera and chose that scandalous outfit. She should be put away for whoring her daughter out.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  119. joe

    The parents who put their kids on these shows are just a bunch of white trash mentally challenged hillbillies.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • SB

      Totally agree. They all look exactly the same and speak as though they never made it past grade 5.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisTeeee

      That's an insult to mentally challenged white trash.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  120. RC

    This mom isn't suing to clear her daughter's name. She's just once again exploiting her daughter for a payout. I guess the mom is too old and worn out to pimp herself anymore.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  121. james

    I think the Devil is winning here on Earth.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Truthhurts

    OMG...this is super retarded!!! I'm sorry...but note to mom who is pressing charges...YOU should be sued...you are the one who (1) promotes your daughter dressed like that, (2) lets her listen to that music, (3) doesn't set a good example. That show is stupid...she is stupid...and if you ask me...she is a BAD BAD BAD mother...sorry, but that's the honest truth. Insane...what's this country coming to?

    January 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  123. TLC

    Toddlers, Tiaras & Pedophiles – great family show on the "The Learning Channel" This 'mother' is only suing because she is the one who now looks terrible for allowing this to occur. Anyone who likes this show, other then for the "I can't turn away from this train wreck effect" is disturbed. Seeing 50 year old fat, disgusting mustached men rating these girls in their bikini's is disturbing on so many levels.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  124. catt

    She wants her daughter to be famous, and when it backfires she cries fowl. I guess she wants to sue everyone on the Internet. She keeps claiming the event her daughter attended was a "pet" charity, and she gave interviews wearing fur. She has the IQ of a toad, poor kid.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Rachel

    She's not fit to be a mother. She's ruining her child's life.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  126. MMONIZ

    Umbelievable, she puts her daughter out there...what kind of mother does that? Lawsuit? Always about the money! Feel sorry for her daughter, so young already facing all that negativity...just sad...

    January 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  127. katmicjus

    This show makes Pedophiles happy every week. These mom's are really messing up their daughters. Even if one of them goes all the way to Miss American someday. What price did they pay?

    January 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Geoff

    Well, if this isnt the pot suing the kettle over the color black.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Blonde

    This show cracks me up!! Almost all of the moms are disgusting. When the little girls always say they want to grow up to be Miss America...they should point the camera back to their fat momma...No honey, no you are not gonna be Miss America. This is what you have to look forward to looking like in 15 years. Oh and that bump and grind routine you did at all your pageants...that's going to come in handy on the pole. Now put down that pixie stick and make Momma proud!!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Marilynn

    Will not watch any of the shows that exploit children. Shame on the parents for using their children this way. it is deplorable.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Melanie

    In the rebuttal interview that the mother did with Jane Valez Mitchell she wore a fur coat. Really!?! She was inside under hot lights so there was no need for a coat. Makes me wonder why she felt that it was necessary to flaunt the spoils from her ill gotten money. Take your child and go home lady and try being a REAL mother for a change.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Mike from Calgary

    Mother's conduct raises lots of questions as to her fitness, but I am glad she sued.
    The mother should have her conduct scrutinzed by a Judge, preferably a Child Welfare or a Criminal Court Judge!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Melanie

    The event was at Libation NYC which is a sports BAR during the day and a Dance CLUB at night. If you watch the entire video posted on TMZ you can clearly hear the mother egging on her daughter on to sing the song even instructing her to raise the microphone up. The mother set this up through the child's publicist so she knew exactly where the event was being held. Do normal parents even take their children to night clubs? NO!! I feel that the lawsuit is just a publicity stunt for her daughter. It will be thrown out of court because there was no libel. Nothing TMZ, the Huffington Post and the others named in the lawsuit said was false. You can't sue people for telling the truth. Having her daughter at the event and having her perform backfired on the mother so she is trying to do damage control. I hope the mother is forced to pay the lawyer fees for all those named in the lawsuit. Too bad she can't also be fined thousands of dollars for filing this frivilous lawsuit. I wish someone could file a lawsuit against this woman for being a bad parent as well as for being just plain stupid. She makes her money off of her innocent daughter. She is her "pimp". Shame, shame on her for exploting her daughter like this!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  134. MrsFizzy

    Three words: POT. KETTLE. BLACK.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      Oh, no. We have it all wrong, see. It's fine when it's her mother dressing her like a tiny-tart and parading her around for a room full of pedos to ogle in the hopes of winning a tinfoil crown and a life-time supply of Wonderbread or whatever. The problem comes in when her mother gets negative attention and no cash out of the deal.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.J.

      AJ – Still laughing at the tinfoil crown and Wonderbread. Ha ha! Thanks for that.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Jacque

    Basic case of a parent trying to live through their child. It's really very sad.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Rob

    What a sick, sick, mother. filthy, the list goes on and on... Amazing that we share the same human race with people that are so totally disgusting as this mother here. Her kids should be removed immediately... what an unfit mother.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  137. ann west

    the mom's a pimp👽

    January 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Robert Johnson

    Any mother who puts her child in one of these disgusting pageants is not fit to have that child. Send the child to live with an actual responsible adult while her mother gets herself treated for stupidity.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  139. chgn66

    I even don't understand why these pageants are legal. All they do is exploit kids and serve up material for pedophiles.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Torcan

    We have the tree huggers trying to save....trees I guess, we have the whale savers, the SPCA saving animals, other groups saving turtles and penguins but in 2012 we still don't have any groups trying to save these innocent children from abusive parents who brainwash and force them to perform like trained circus animals and completely screw up their childhood. Why is this child abuse allowed to go on ? and on TV no less.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Cause they're HAWT!

      January 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ann west

      Are you nuts....?😱we have a billion laws to protect kids unfortunately we have a billion parents and perverts trying to rape and kill them.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Repulsed

    The parents and pagent industry are responsible for this parade of prosti-tots, not the media. There would be nothing to report if these kids were not over-glamourized and shown off like that.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  142. tj

    So the same mother who exploits her children is trying to sue the media for doing the same.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Steve

    This mother is disgusting!! So terrible that this is the role model this little girl has to live with. Sad, Sad, Sad!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Paul

    Talk about calling the kettle black. You put your daughter in that position in the first place Madam.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Lisa

    I wish TLC (and other channels) would stop transimitting this sort of programming. As far as Toddlers and Tiaras I find it so repulsive I find myself switching channels even when a promo comes on. I find parents who do this to their babies even more repulsive, they should all be charged with child abuse.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      @Lisa and by extension everyone : I really don't know what to do with your life. Just sayin' - turn off the TV ... that will get rid of all the BS. Go for a bike ride. Go to the gym. Read a book.

      You know... after I stopped watching television and only on occasion quickly glance over a new story... my life has been a whole lot happier since I got off the sofa and went outside to exercise, walks, and read more books.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Mike from Calgary

    Isabella Barrett is 5 years old. JonBenet Ramsay was 6.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Jules

    So that's pretty much the pot suing the kettle, right?

    January 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Max Powers

    "I intend to clear my daughters name"...clueless...it's not the toddler who did anything wrong, it's mothers like you!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  149. MIke from Calgary

    She looks like a younger version of Jon Bonet Ramsay, before her sad passing!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  150. shimi

    So the five minutes of attention the media gave this performace was not enough? We must now watch it again thanks to the mother's lawsuit making the incident seem newsworthy again. Right on, momager.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  151. ynot

    This child will be as normal as Chaz Bono. Leave the mom alone.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  152. William

    However, the story of the big guy in New Zealand getting arrested for operating servers that violate intellectual rights is a decent one. That same service also serves abhorrent material that resembles this story very but on a whole different unlawful level.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  153. lilred

    This show is repulsive, however not quite as repulsive as the parents who allow their kids to be used in this manner. How sill they see their role as women.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  154. loveit

    TMZ is media? Thought it was tabloid sleeze.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  155. William

    Lliam - we all can do the right thing and stop watching so much television and read those books we wished we had read years ago.

    @Everyone we all seen the months long story line of one little girl that was murdered that was in one such pageant. Wow, the US needs to change so much. It isn't even that the kids are done up, its the songs and what they are emulating. Those folks should be out of showbiz for life.

    Its even stupid that CNN even ran the story – even acknowledged it exists.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Biminicat

    Can I be on the civil court jury? Please PleasePLease? OOOOOO pick me, pick me! I wish for just once their was a judge who had the set to throw this cas out! Hey toddler mom.......FAIL!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  157. therealist

    The reality of it is. There is trafficker somewhere going woww I could get a million dollars for that little human Fook toy in the sultanate. Then the kid disappears without a trace and is never seen nor heard from again. EVER! WHAT? you don't think it happens? That is the reality of it. Mommy should also be aware of what "offenders" live in her area. Now that the kid has been turn into a target. UNREAL!!! Look what happened to Jon Bene! Yeah you forgot about that didn't you!!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Lee

    If as a mother you dress your daughter up, put make up on her to make her look like an older woman than I believe that it is the mother who is exploiting her daughter in such a way that is way inappropriate. There are freaks out there. You don't think they watch this stuff? If she wants to protect her child then take her out of the business all together. It's very inappropriate

    January 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Tyceson

    What if all the money that was wasted by the media to put on this pointless event (read: filth) was spent on creating job opportunities for the hungry, impoverished Americans who struggle to put food on their table everyday? Disgusting, sickening, etc...not enough words in my vocabulary to convey my distaste for what is becoming of American society.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  160. PedoBear's Mom

    Shame on mama for exploiting her daughter like this IN ANY SITUATION! Shame on TLC for broadcasting and reinforcing this trash, but caving in to advertisers of All American Muslim. Where do I send the C&D letter to TLC for airing media that makes PedoBears around the world hard once a week? This show is sick and everyone knows it. In the words of Gordon Ramsey, "SHUT IT DOWN!!!!!"

    January 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  161. A.A

    Shame on anyone who calls this entertainment

    January 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Lliam

    Pageants are an industry. This mother has placed her child – and by that child herself – into the public domain as PUBLIC FIGURES on a recurring television show. While other people's perceptions of her daughter may be abhorrent and distasteful there isn't much that can be done about it. Yes/No; where are all the attorneys and legal scholars?

    January 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Dave R.

    Parents that dresse their daughters like that are disgusting!!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  164. James

    ANY mother who would put their children on this show in the first place should be locked up for child abuse, child exploitation, and aiding and abetting pedophilia.

    YOU created this problem, lady. Now YOU deal with it.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Eric

    I really want to be on this jury. Going by the percent of liability method, I would find the mother 110% liable, thus making her pay for this frivolous carp.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  166. gihaddd

    pimp my daughter, hahaha. Wheres x-zibit when you need him?

    January 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • xzibit

      yo dawg, I heard you like exploitation, so we made your daughter a pageant queen so you can exploit your kid while you exploit your kid!

      January 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Sarah

    Freaky mommy, freaky daughter.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  168. John

    it's not the media's fault that this mom decided to pimp out her kid. ridiculous, if you ask me. little girls should be allowed to be little girls.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  169. somebody

    is the mom brain dead? she puts her daughter in these shows, gets her to sing these songs, and then sues the people to she let record her daughter singing this. obviously she had this all planned out from the beginning and is using her daughter to try and make money. i feel sorry for the little girl

    January 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  170. JP

    Just curious, did the media outlets put a gun to her head and say "Dress your little girl all up like streetwalker and put her on national TV?" No, you did that on your own.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  171. dick delson

    Parents who do this to their kids are sickos. They live vicariously through them

    January 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Mr. Ed

    Lets all go kill this pig!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • holyguac

      Hey – that's a terrible thing to say! A real sow would never do this to a piglet like these losers do to their children. Pigs are actually very intelligent, and sometimes they have lots of personality. Pigs have class compared to these greedy opportunist "moms."

      January 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  173. it is sad

    Only watched portions of the show, but one thing I decided real fast... alot of these girls moms should go on the NBC show "Biggest Losers." Big losers as mom's and maybe shed a few hundred pounds to set a good example in the future for their kids.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  174. monte

    You have to be pretty sick to dress your child like this. As a mother, you are an absolute failure in teaching your child about life.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  175. gaucho420

    I never watch TLC anymore due to their low brow programming. UTTER GARBAGE...the Learning Channel my ass.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Bails

    I bet the phedophiles help keep the ratings for this show!!! Mommy, how could you ever, in the deepest, darkest parts of yourself put your child in this position, knowing that some pervert out there might be ja.....off watching your daughter perform???!!! What is the world coming to when we have nothing better to do than watch crap like this?

    January 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Steve O

    She's hoping for a windfall in the form of a settlement. Hopefully these groups counter-sue and teach this horrible mother a lesson.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  178. CFC

    Sometimes I feel like a crappy Mom, but I don't feel so bad now. I've watched bits and pieces of this show from time to time, but mostly to psychoanalyze the Parents. It really is disgusting on so many levels. I wish TLC would take this garbage off the air.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Rod in Dallas TX

    I'm a fan of the Miss USA, Miss American, and Miss Universe pageants and those 20 year olds in those pageants wear less makeup than these 5 year old. There is just something weird about a 5 year old looking like a painted doll. I understand pageants where they wear pretty dresses and sing "I'm a little tea pot" but these pageants have gone too far these days.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Dan

    Just what is it that we are "learning" on The Learning Channel?

    January 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • jules

      Keep in mind that this is the same network that gave that scary freak Sarah Palin her own reality show.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  181. jeff smith

    I caught this show once. It’s disgusting, Ever notice that generally the mothers of these children are obese and reliving there childhood thru their child,
    Only in trailer trash America is this entertainment

    January 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Ooops

    I watched the show last weekend, just out of curiosity, and saw a FOUR-year-old dressed in the shortest shorts possible as a Cowboys cheerleader, and she laid down on the runway and threw her legs in the air, SPLIT, and you could see right up her shorts! I was so damn disgusted. What these mothers do is CHILD ABUSE, plain and simple. Another mother scolded her little 5-year-old for losing. It was sad. And the show is on The Learning Channel, too! I am going to send an email to the Discovery Channel DEMANDING this show be removed from their line-up.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Ruth

    The tragedy is that the media outlets being sued will probably settle because it is cheaper than paying lawyers. The lawyer representing this vile woman is counting on that. I wish they would go to trial so the low life lawyer representing her would lose and not get his cut and the judge make this woman pay all the lawyers fees for the defendants. It is a gross abuse of the legal system. This woman should be prosecuted for endangering her child, I bet there are a lot of pedophiles pleasuring themselves to the Toddlers and Tiaras show. The show is revolting and what is being done to these children borders on criminal.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beam

      Agree! I was going to say the same thing! Just to add: if you notice who goes to these shows is just the family and friends of those girls in it in the first place...:/ Its just a way to get tons and tons of money from the parents who 'think' (or have talked their little girls) into doing this in the first place. It really needs to be stopped. It just encourages the pedophiles out there and there are alot of them! (just read alot of the comments on here!) sick!

      January 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  184. joe

    There's a word for mother's like this it "Pimp". She'e going to make money off this kid one way or another.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  185. GODZILLA1

    That stupid show and the stupid parents that put their daughters on display are simply encouraging the child molesters who turne in to watch.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Mommie Zombie

    The TV show, the mothers and the people who decided to produce it are disgusting individuals ... This ladies suit show clearly she has no clue. This is exploitation pure and simple and is akin to child abuse IMHO.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  187. gtfo

    OMFG LMFAO

    January 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  188. SteveD

    This "mother" needs a little reality check from child protective services.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  189. TheGrimJester

    For this mom, breeding should be a crime. That kid is going to need decades of therapy.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  190. LATEXMISTRESS

    Why is the little girl posing next to "wood"???? Thta is just wrong in itself...

    January 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Heather

    To all those people saying we need to make people pass a test to have children....riiiight. Because as soon as that even HITS congress, everyone will be complaining about how more and more rights are being striped away from the US. So, nice is theory...sure. Will it ever happen? No.

    I've seen the show quite a few times...and I feel like it shows me the wrong way to parent. My husband hates it and I don't blame him....the poor little girls who are up on stage wearing 2 piece bathing suits make us both us. It's one thing to wear them to the beach, it's another thing to wear them on stage parading in front of everyone.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  192. snowdogg

    Just stop having these "beauty contests" which exploit little girls as well as grown women

    January 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynical Person

      Little Children Yes. Oh Heck Yea. But Adults, I have to say, No. By the time you are 15 in my opinion, you should have formed a great deal of your opinions and the way you want to live your life. As a Child, you have to obey your parents, follow their guidelines, and rely on them for support of any kind.
      But please don't tell me, a 18 year old woman doesn't know what she is doing when she exploits herself.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Jeff

    And people wonder why there are so many pedifiles in the world...and growing each year as the mothers of these kids force their kids to put on makeup at age 8. And make them wear clothes that even a porn star would be embarassed to wear.

    It's just sad.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      No, you should wonder why young girls have some much trouble with self esteem. This is one reason.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Jerome Horowitz

    The show is a pedophile's dream – and it's legally on the air.

    Twisted, sister!

    January 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Phil

    She's a hoosier. Just a white trash hoosier...(the mom, not the little girl).

    January 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • criminy

      Knock off the name-calling. And don't call anyone white trash, you racist.

      January 28, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  196. Yevgeniy

    Where's child protective services when we need them? The mom should be on Failed Parent of the Year list to beging with...

    January 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  197. rATL

    Well isn't this rich. She dresses her little girl up like a tramp and puts her on tv then sues the media for reporting it. Honey please you did this to yourself and your poor daughter.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  198. motsimoto

    PLEASE take this kind of CRAP off the air!

    January 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Ellie

    she doesnt want the media to exploit her child but the mother is exploiting her everytime she enters her in these pagaents that arent anything but a parade to make ugly mothers live vicariously through their children

    January 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Diana

    The mom is looney toons.

    Like balloon boy parents who did their stunt for publicity, using their child.

    This child is going to grow up weird.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  201. dddddddddddd

    Let me get this straight she uses her first amendment rights to display her daughter everywhere. But she is stopping the media from using there first amendment rights to displays there news stories. Hey how do I get special rights above other Americans.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  202. mg

    That's child abuse in my book. You get a bunch of sickos dressing up their daughters like pint size "women of the night" AND they teach them to move and dance provocatively. THEN,you get these perverted people gawking at these children and making comments like some that I've read that make me sick. Every mother who pushes these children to participate in these "pageants" should be reported to child services AND be forced to take a psych evaluation because there is something wrong with these "mothers".

    January 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  203. James

    The funny thing is the mother claims she is trying to clear her daughter's name. Nobody is saying negative things about her daughter, they're saying them about the mother. The daughter is a victim of the mother's poor choices.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Meowser

    Ick.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Thinking7

    Well, she did dress her daughter up like that and now she is angry about what the media is doing? Hello – Mom, you are supposed to protect your little daughter not dress her up and show her off.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  206. tluv00

    And this is why there should be a test required for people to become parents.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Dean

    “I intend to clear my daughter’s name.” The daughter is just the victim! It's the MOTHER that has some explaining to do!

    January 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Madtown

    This story is a sure sign that this country is close to rock bottom. Once we've hit, though, no where to go but up!

    January 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Oh no, we have not hit rock bottom yet, nowhere close in fact. It's going to get a lot worse, and there's no guarantee it's going to get better anytime soon (or ever).

      January 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Nonotyou

    These moms are enablers for child molesters.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Brad

    The sad fact is, she's got a point. The media does do that. Too bad she can't see that she's doing the same thing herself.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Grandmom In Texas

    Claiming to protect your child from exploitation while giving pedophiles something to look at is hypocritical and dangerous. The mom's may see their daughters as innocent, but perverts see them differently. I fear for the children. Who knows what kinds of freaks would try to seek the children out after developing an obsession with them from a TV show. Bravo, TLC, etc... enjoy profits for showing people behaving badly. I have no problem with adults choosing to self exploit, but leave the kids out of it. These parents are playing with fire yet can't see it because their greed/ego outweighs their common sense.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  212. pmn

    CNN you need to delete Yea's comment like now!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  213. dad w/2 kids

    I consider myself lucky to have enough sense to teach my children values that will enable them to be happy, mentally heathy adults. these poor children whose parents don't have a clue about what is important in childhood...

    January 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • TDO

      I agree, let kids be kids! If they want to compete when their 15 or 16 then so be it.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  214. ERIK12874

    This woman and all other putting their little girls through this should have them taken away and they should be jailed.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  215. TallinOK

    This stuff should be banned.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  216. carrieanne

    So its ok for this person to put her child on display for every pervert in the world to see but for any show that is filming the event forget it. Hmm. And everyone wonders where all these sickos who prey on children find their victims.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Suzanna

    If you look at most of these moms, they are all "wanna be's" or "wish they could have's". I watched one episode this week and this one brat in particular didn't win anything and absolutely threw a fit. I believe it's the same girl in the picture above. She's the one that just got rid of her pacifier at 5. The mother and the girl both laughed about how horrid her teeth were because of the pacifier. The mother wanted to give it back to her because it calms her down. I would never ever allow my children to behave like these girls do. I can only imagine what they are or would be like when they get to school. If she doesn't like the negative attention, then don't put her daughter in the position for her to get the unwanted negative attention.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  218. kate

    damn it, where's MY comment???

    January 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  219. ken

    These shows are horrific. And its obvious these moms do it so that THEY get the attention and living vicariously through their kids. Pathetic and disgusting.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Fiona

    This woman uses her daughter to work out her own ego problems, exploits her endlessly, and then files suit against every deep pocket she can come up with because they - gasp - exploited her makeup-and-hairspray-smeared baby? Excuse me?

    January 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Olddirtyboy

    DAMNATION! – B0RN 4 P0RN

    January 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  222. John

    Possibly the most offensive show I've ever seen. I believe that these parents are guilty of child abuse.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Well, there's "The Jersey Shore".... Nah, you're right. This is more offensive.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fiona

      They are. The mothers are always such train wrecks themselves, you can see what the kids will be in 25 years or so. Very, very sad.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Bill

    You need a license to drive a car. You need a license to sell insurance. You need a license to sell alcohol. Society regulates these things and many others. But good God, whatever you do, don't even suggest interfering in a parent's raising of his or her children. That's fascism. Besides, as long as the children aren't coming to school with bruises and broken bones, aren't they capable of protecting their own welfare?

    January 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  224. The Haig

    Child protection authorities should visit mom.....this is clearly child abuse

    January 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Bobby

    The mom is a twisted, perverse whacko d0uche and should have her daughter removed from her immeadiatey... 1000's on bad dresses, travel, dance lessons when all that could go into a college fund....what a complete d0uche.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  226. coolbreeze

    seriously, I flipped the channel once and saw this show a few minutes..I was so disturbed on How these parents exploit their children ..Who watches these show, child pedophiles?

    January 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Robert

    Pure hypocrisy.

    By the way, "...the Barrett’s were at a nightclub, ..." does not require an apostrophe.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  228. king

    The kid is already fat. I'm sure 'mom' is equally unattractive, choosing to live her life vicariously through her 5 year old. Now we're suing? Why the hell did you put her in this position in the first place?

    January 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  229. dancing bears

    The first clue for this lady should be the fact that her daughter was in a situation where she would be seen and photographed doing something like this. if you don't like it, then that should be your second clue that maybe, parading your daughter around like a dancing bear on cable television maybe isn't such a great idea after all. She's a child. She's going to see and mimic and grow up to be what she sees around her. I pitty this child and the message that is being forced on her. She's going to have some massive self-esteem issues waiting for her.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  230. coolbreeze

    Hope the judge throws this out of the courtroom and teaches the parents a good lesson about exploiting their child like this.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  231. JBusch

    The below comment has been reported to the local authorities and FBI for IP address identification/trace.

    Yea...

    I'd hit it.
    January 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    January 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guesteppi

      Good job JBusch! Yea: watch out, this was reported to your local authorities. They could be there any minute telling you to not make anymore jokes.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ado

      JBusch you are an idiot. Chill out man. I'm reporting you to the FBI also (Federal Bureau of Idiots).

      January 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cowcharge

      Why? "I'd hit it" is exactly the response mom is looking for.

      January 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  232. foxinabox

    These moms are the ones that should be sued. If anyone has seen these shows, it is like a freaking 6 year old jersey shore show!

    January 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  233. sanjosemike

    Am I the ONLY one who finds this entire show and idea CREEPY? How did it ever get on TV? I once channel surfed and saw some really disturbing video. As the father of daughters, I cannot imagine EVER allowing a child of mine to do that stuff. It's time to jettison this program. It serves no value, except "entertainment" to a very distrubed viewing audience.

    sanjosemike

    January 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      No, I do too. I have three daughters and would not subject them to these pageants. I have a friend of mine who's daughter is into pageants and modeling. Its just strange. Living through their daughters what they wish they could have done. I think Dance Moms is crazy but at least those girls have talent. The pageants are all about skin and growing up too fast especially the glitz. Little girls do not need to wear flippers, spray tan and a ton of makeup to be beautiful.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mandy

      I wish "real" little girls won. I can imagine one of mine up there in her Sunday School dress, big bow in her hair (that doesn't match the dress because that's what she wanted to wear), face dirty from the donuts she had in Sunday School...her talent would be catching lizards. HA HA!!! Now THAT's who should win.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • TDO

      AMEN!!!

      January 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ceebee

      No, you are not the only one.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat in IL

      This show is absolutely very creepy. The FCC shouldn't allow it to be on the air. The mothers and fathers who force their kids into this should be investigated, fined, and made to attend therapy, because there is definitely something wrong with them.

      January 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Pointless1

    And the majority of people blame TEACHERS for why their children are stupid?

    January 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  235. max

    big difference between a nightclub and a charity event... they should report it accurately

    January 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shazam

      Hmmm ... charity event at a bistro. I've never been to a bistro that has a DJ and hip-hop music and people carrying on like a night club. You seen the video? It may have only been 7:30pm, but it was dark, people dancing/partying ... certainly was a "night club" atmosphere. It's not like she was singing "I am Jesus' Little Lamb" at church. And the fact she knew the words to that song...

      January 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  236. seeeeeeeriously

    Seriously? This mother has a lot of nerve blocking up our judicial system with this stupidity. YOU put your daughter in that position- YOU want media attention- this is what you get. And, really what's bad about the stories that were written- THEY WERE TRUE. This mother should be made to pay court fees – and really- our court system should just throw the case out because there is no case.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • laueralou

      they will; she fails to state a cause of action for which relief can be granted, and she consents to it.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      The issue is the mother is saying the story isn't 100% true, or even 50%....which I can believe....this isn't the first time TMZ has been sued (And Lost) for changing stories to better suit what they wanted to say.

      January 30, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  237. Jobi

    Mothers Like This Should have their Daughters taking away By the Dept. of Childern and Famlies !, The Mothers (And Fathers) Should have to go Through counciling and Therapy To even get to see them again 6 mos. to a Year !! This is the "WORST" kind of Child Neclect and Endangerment There is.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Really?

    “I intend to clear my daughter’s name.”

    Pretty sure it's not her daughter's name that needs clearing. Is this woman so in denial that she thinks the media is disgusted with the naive 5 year old, and not the mother who thinks the whole thing is fine?

    January 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      No I think what she wants to set right is the fact that it wasn't at a night club and it was at a pet event with people in their pets, not a dunk mob like tmz makes it out to be. I think that is what has her upset more then the video and such.

      January 30, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  239. Leucadia Bob

    This is so ridiculous – that woman should be locked up.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Joe

    I've noticed that the girls typically only get affection from their parents if they win. There was one where even the other parents thought one of the girl's outfits crossed a line. The funny thing that's the girl who won the big prize. They're wearing lipstick and shaking their butt around. I saw a show on how humans are attracted to each other and they said red lips on the face trigger stimulate the part of a guys brain that is looking for a certain aroused part of a female anatomy. Anybody who watches animal kingdom knows that shaking your butt around is for on a primitive level. These girls are basically imitating the primitive behavior of a female looking for action.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I agree with you. Mother is a primate, pure and simple. The daughter merely apes the actions of mother gorilla!

      January 28, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  241. Tsk Tsk Tsk

    Lady, it's not your daughter's reputation that is sullied, it's YOURS !!! Quit living your dreams through your daughter. I'd hate to be a fly on the wall when your daughter is in her teens, you gonna hurt real bad...

    January 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  242. ridiculist

    I suspect this is going to be on AC360 – Ridiculist tonight.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  243. HL

    She's using reverse psychology on this one because exploiting her daughter backfired on her. What she doesn't realize is the she could have cut her losses and run; but now she has to deal with more national attention for her daughter and her own pathetic parental skills.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Cindy

    Most of these moms look like lowlife slobs living their lives through their children.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Leaf on the Wind

    The mom says “I intend to clear my daughter’s name." Clear it of what? She's 5, for pity's sake! What she wants is to clear her own name from any responsibility regarding pimping out her child. It's just another way to make money off the kid. Isn't there some law somewhere that will allow some prosecutor to file charges against these pageant moms? If there isn't there should be.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terry Carter

      No I think what she wants to set right is the fact that it wasn't at a night club and it was at a pet event with people in their pets, not a dunk mob like tmz makes it out to be.

      January 30, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • CosmicC

      and the fact that the lights were on someone makes this ok?

      January 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • END THE SHOW

      AGREE ! ! ! !

      February 1, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  246. Ron

    All of these Beauty Pageant parents are nuts. They live vicariously through their daughters because they failed in life. So now these poor kids will need therapy the rest of their lives. Excellent parenting!!! This is one step up from dressingup your pets. Please............get help but don't take your kids down with you!

    January 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      A step up from dressing up your pets? .. On par with dressing up your pets is more like it! Overall it's just pathetic.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reebie

      What's wrong with dressing your pets?

      January 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  247. kitteh

    there is something terribly wrong with the toddlers and tiaras phenomenon and the freakish people who participate in this crap. its disgusting.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • John John

      Some people just wanna see a train wreck. That is why the Freak Show Channel exists!
      See the 2 ton man! The amazing mini-doctor! Kids who act like Hoes!
      Freak show.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shazam

      Amen to that. And cross dressers. Eeeesh. Gives me the heebie-jeebies.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • END THE SHOW

      end the show!!!!!! help to do something~ THE MEDIA LOVES TO REPORT SICKNESS, MURDER, AND ALL FORMS OF INSANITY! SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT????????? TUNE IN AND WATCH IN DISCUST, & COMPLAIN ABOUT IT???? DO SOMETHING- BOYCOTT!!!!

      February 1, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  248. magnus

    The mother of this child should stop breeding. She dresses her little girl like a tramp and then sues the media for calling her out on it. The media didnt turn your daughter into a tramp, the mother did. disgusting woman.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  249. johnyB

    It is sad that she has to wait until she turns 18 and leave the house – only then the kid will be able to truly clear her name

    January 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      She'll be out of there before then. She'll learn long before then, that sechs sells and will make her wealthy. Mom can only hope the little kiddie doesn't dump on her along the way.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Txchk

    You dress her like a HOE from a movie... but the media is exploiting her??/ REALLY???

    January 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Get a clue lady

    When you decide to put your daughter into the outfits that these parents do, and have them perform the songs they do, you lose the ability to sue the media for showing how bad of a parent you are.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  252. studdmuffins

    Underachieving mommies who didn't hack it in their lifetime are taking it out on their children. Keep dressing them as tramps so they can live your dream.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  253. gale

    Mom, get a reality check. You are displaying your daughter. It is not her name that needs clearing, it's yours. I hope you can see what you are doing to her before she is a crazy as you.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  254. texgirl2762

    Well, since her daughter isn't having much luck winning the pageants, guess she figured lawsuits might be another way to drum up some cash. What a hypocrite.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Adara

    Look at these moms..leaves one to wonder why they're pimping their daughters out.

    January 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  256. gross

    I agree 100 percent. Have you ever watched this show? Most of the kids seem to really not want to be in the padgents. Usually it shows the little girls crying and their crazy mothers forcing them to dance and perform. The moms treat their girls like they are just play toys-?ike they arent even real-instead of real humans. It is just sick.

    January 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  257. mv

    The mother needs her head examined. The problem is her putting her daughter in the show in the first place... I guess she wasn't making enough money pimping her daughter. This is child abuse.

    January 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  258. ick

    Its the parents fault. They need to sue themselves for exploiting their children. Any mom that would push her daughter to be in these pagents is a nut job. Those ladies are c r a z y.

    January 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  259. bob

    So, where do we send the C&D letter for HER to stop pimping HER daughter out?

    January 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • April44

      Exactly! When are these parents going to take responsibility for what they do? I'm sick of this blame everyone else culture where everybody is a victim.

      January 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      You all are as bad as the media outlets. Read what really happened, there is even a link to her explaining this was not a pageant and the song in the video was unplanned. The point of this story is that the video was taken out of context, then everyone jumps on here and takes it out of context themselves.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southern Guy

      Chris, are you kidding me? This mother exploited her daughter big-time, just like all of those fat slob mothers do, trying to live vicariously through their poor little kids. These girls will likely be messed up for life.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • JenniferUCD

      Totally agree. Who taught her to sing this song? Mom. Who put her in makeup and heels? Mom. Who taught her to wave her hips for the camera? Mom. Ho has taught her that she is only valued for her appearance? Mom. Mark my words, this little girl will end up in porn by the time she's 18.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Losing Faith in Humanity

      @ Chris, really??? You're defending this "woman"??? Normally I loathe situational ethics, but in this particular instance I really could not care less if the video was taken out of context. If the reported information leads to this poor girl being taken away from her parents and to someone who will actually care about her, then so be it. I am sick and tired of this nonsense!

      January 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • jban

      That’s a democrat for you. Why take the blame for what you are doing when you can blame someone else and pretend to be the victim. They should all be put in jail for pimping out there kids. Anyone have odds on how many of them turn into stripers at 18?????

      January 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • I agree

      It's ridiculous that a parent who puts her girl is dresses and make up like that at such a young age and "pimps her out" as your put it, suddenly wants to "protect" her daughter – more like she's concerned with the particular image. She's nothing but a hypocrite.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Otenzian

      Hey Jban, I talked to Chris and he said he's a republican so where does that leave us. Try to leave the politics out of this. We all think its what the mom has done to her daughter to disgusting.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat in IL

      And she has the gall to say that she is protecting her daughter from the media! Good grief. That poor little girl needs to be protected from her mother, because she is the one who is putting her out there like that. Surely this will get thrown out of court as a frivolous lawsuit.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • holy guac

      Exactly – the mom is mad because she was exposed as a poor excuse for a mother for turning her daughter into a tiny tart. Ask the tyke what the song really means. If she doesn't know, she shouldn't be trained to sing it, and if she does know exactly what it means – that's even worse. The mothers are sick, attention starved losers living vicariously through their small children. Pathetic.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denisse

      No kidding. SHE was the one that got her daughter into pageants. SHE was the one that dressed her up and put the make up on her. I hope they dismiss this absurd 'case'.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isabella

      The mother should lose custody. She is an UNFIT parent. It's all about HER. She's trying to live through her daughter and that's WRONG on so many levels. That poor kid isn't even getting to be a kid, and I'll be she knows all the 'bad' words already. Shame on that mother. I'll bet her husband is 'whipped' too otherwise he'd step in and put a stop to it.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reagan's ghost

      @jban
      Oh just like Gingrich

      January 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      I can't believe there is even an arguement on this issue. For there to be an arguement theat would have to mean that someone thinks exploiting kids and dressing them up as tramps is okay. I heard the stories about the show and decided to watch it..it was on "The Learnig Channel" so it couldn't be that bad right? WRONG! that channel is far from learning and all about exploitation, large families with screwed up parents, and this show where mom's are making little girls look like tramps. The mom's are shown having tantrums, yelling at other kids and mom's, dads sitting back taking it. The show I watched had a mom praising one daughter and putting down another because she was "ugly and not talented". This show is terrible and the mom's are disgusting human beings. I personally feel the show producers, all people connected with it and the mom's need to be arrested and locked up for child exploitation, child abuse and wreckless endangerment (who knows how many freaks get off watching these shows and may take advantage of one of these kids). The dad's are not so innocent either. They should be charged with neglect for not protecting their daughters from their baracuda wives. It's a sick show, made by sick people for sick people to watch.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • another1

      @jban – You republicans are scared you're going to lose the election you have to come here to comment and turn it into a political bashing opportunity? WOW... You stopped just short of blaming 'obummer' for dressing up her kid this way. republicans are really really scared, and they should be, of themselves.

      The tragedy this little girl is going through has nothing to do with political ideology.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • cleareye1

      Society should sue the mother for treating her daughter in such a disgusting manner. Mom was probably dumped on prom night for being fat or some other ridiculous thing and thinks she can make up for it by trotting her daughter out in a freak show.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • cleareye1

      Maybe it's time for the authorities to step in and protect these children. It seems to be a form of abuse. Maybe the mothers are emotionally challenged and can't see the damage they are inflicting on these kids. It is not just creepy to watch these bizarre performances, it should be criminal.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      Indeed, it is on a par with the performing animals that you might have seen on street corners in days past, monkey's riding bikes or "dancing" in cute little outfits whilst their owners play the accordian.......and we are supposed to feel sorry for this woman and give her money in a lawsuit? The reason the girl is dressed like that and protrayed like that is because her mother allowed it and encouraged it in the first place.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank!

      AMEN!!!!

      The mother should be thrown in jail.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • eb79

      agreed

      January 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      jban, how is it a "democrat" thing to defend the mom? You know that these pageants are more common in red states, right?

      I'm against what this mom did BECAUSE I am liberal.

      January 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Yea...

    I'd hit it.

    January 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickel

      hahahahaha....omg....that's too funny!

      January 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobby

      Dude you got to far....not that funny

      January 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bonnie

      Unless you mean the mother, you're repulsive.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Olddirtyboy

      Little Lips TRAINED Into a Permanent 'Ohhh'

      January 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southern Guy

      Yea... You're sick to even joke about it.

      January 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guesteppi

      Since I'm posting from my work PC let me say that you are a disgusting pervert.
      (If I was at my home PC I'd say BWWWHAHAHAHAHA! LMFAO!)

      January 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • oh gawd...

      so the story is about some self-righteous mommy who turned her little baby into a pint-sized tart. and where do you trolls aim your disgust? at someone making a relevant remark, albeit laced with a crude sense of humor. you trolls have no sense of priorities... or maybe you side with this sick twit who did this to her daughter??? is that it?

      January 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Offensive Tackle

      If you mean the mother, that's even more repulsive.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Parent

      You are a pedophile. I forwarded your statement to the police.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      oh man you are in trouble!! Parent told on you lol

      January 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becca

      These parents of these kids are so stupid! Did they not see what happened to that cute little Jonbonet Ramsey.Oh and that new show dance moms with that fat hog so called teacher from Pittsburg,Pa I'd love to slap her as well as those parents up side the head a few times. And to think that fat hog has never danced her self and is teaching those kids. Geezzzzzzzzz ! What parents will not do to make money.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • DavidH

      Really, all they did was hold up a mirror to her. She just doesn't recognize her own reflection.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?

      The police are probably reading yea...'s statement laughing hysterically right about now. That is if Parent actually had the courage of their convictions and had actually reported it. Just remember people: You can love your kids, just don't LOVE your kids.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ann west

      Yes we know "MEN" would hit it , thats the problem 😡

      January 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Da

      i thinks it funny and whats the headlines says that the mother is indirectly sueing herself

      January 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Burbank

      I just reported your for abuse you pervert!

      This is exactly why mothers should not do this to their daughters. That mom is suing because she wants to "clear her daughter's name"??? It's her own name she needs to clear, that poor little girl was only doing what Mommy taught her and it's not cute, pretty or funny! CPS needs to take that child away from her! Pervs are getting thier jollies from that show in droves just like this guy who posted here. It should be taken off the air!

      January 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      Thats just wrong.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • adam

      Penn state fan I take it ?

      January 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • cleareye1

      As out of line as these warped mothers.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank!

      Oh yeah!

      January 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank!

      Burbank, he was only JOKING!!!

      Wow, go buy s sense of humor.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • bibo

      I hope that 1st comment was toward the mother, otherwise go F urself maybe u can "hit it" in jail !!!! all I gotta say is that mom is crazy!!!!

      January 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd in DC

      Sigh, Parent, real pedophiles don't want children who look like pint size street walkers. They want children who look like children.

      This girl is being abused, but by her own mother. I'd aim my rancor at the Mombie.

      January 28, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Miss Trixie

      I assume you are talking about the mother. And yes, I'd hit it too--with a baseball bat. That show is nothing but televised child abuse. Who in the world watches that C R A P???

      January 28, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Pedobear

      I see nothing wrong with any of this.

      January 28, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Lancesackless

      Oh please, lighten up losers. Making a pedo joke is far more harmless than what her psycho mom is doing to her.

      January 28, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Yumiko Goda

      もう最低ですね。許せない!!

      January 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • roger

      yea's comment is funny, i seriously doubt they are being serious, get a grip people. they are simply showing you how absurd the show and all the mothers that do this to their daughters are. why else would you dress up like that and sing those songs?

      January 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      her mother is far more repulsive and dangerous than any stranger on-line. her mother is a pimp and she is disgusting and gross and she does not even know it.

      January 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Very serious guy, no joke

      That first joke really wasn't that funny. The women who force their kids to do this should be lined up against a wall and shot. But we, as a society, can only blame ourselves. You watch all that reality tv, what did you tghink was going to happen. Also, I'd like to reply to Yumika Goda: Can I get a small order of spare ribs, some General Tsaos Chicken, and a side of Teriyaki sauce? Thanks.

      January 29, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I see we have some new comers to the internet here tonight.

      January 29, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Come on now
      A toddler should NOT give you an erection

      January 29, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Tr1Xen

      Okay, Mr. Sandusky, enough is enough!

      January 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      TMZ should rename "Toddlers & Tiaras" to "The Pedophile Show". It is creepy and sick. It is nothing but exploitation of little girls. They are far too young to know what they are doing and their parents are way to old not to.

      January 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raine

      What is very disturbing about these so called "child" beauty pageants is that the little girls are made up to look like adult women. Placing full makeup, fake nail, fake tans, fake hair extensions & over the top designer made party dresses or outfits befitting a circus performer with glitz & bling in no way enhances natural beauty.
      Unless a child's parents are willing to spend mega bucks on an entry fee & travel to have their child entered into a beauty pageant to win a cheap trophy & crown, it won't matter HOW beautiful the child is.
      It's all about the parents willingness to spend money. Take away the makeup, fake nails, fake tan, fake hair extensions & costumes...plain & simple...these are ordinary little girls. Just look at the before & after pcitures that are shown.
      If anything the little girls should be shown in their natural little girl appearance, leave the makeup etc to the adult pageant beauty world.
      If you were to remove the makeup, fancy hairstyles & customes from some of the adult pageant entrants, you would not be able to recognize them.

      January 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYCGirl

      How is that sick comment funny. Even if you really think it's hilarious your supposed to have that filter between your brain and your mouth that stops you from blurting out jokes only a pedophile gets. I really hope you have no kids or pets for that matter. Now go take a bath with a blowdryer and do us all a favor.

      January 30, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
    • angel

      EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! that is just sick!

      January 30, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • hannah1

      Seriously? Then you're a pedophilic pig who should be in prison.

      January 30, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Not Shocked

      It is amazing seeing all of you politically correct morons that don't recognize a joke or humor, even if it is offensive to you. You are the people that need to go out and get a life. Another frivolous lawsuit.

      January 31, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeBos95

      Lighten up, kids. It's a perfectly appropriate – and hilarious – comment. He wouldn't ACTUALLY hit it, it's called SATIRE.

      And shouldn't you really be directing your "that's sick" comments ... at the MOTHER.

      January 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |

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