September 9th, 2011
05:05 PM ET

Should 'Toddlers and Tiaras' be canceled?

The mother at the center of the “Toddlers and Tiaras” controversy is speaking out.

Wendy Dickey is defending her decision to dress her three-year-old daughter Paisley in Julia Roberts’ “Pretty Woman” hooker outfit. Dickey went on HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show” to take on her critics. She sees no problem with what she did.

Here’s my take on this. So many people watch reality TV because of the train wreck factor. But this show seems to cross a line where mothers treat their babies like toys, and it has been suggested that sexualizing toddlers like this provides fodder for pedophiles. This stuff definitely doesn’t belong on TV.

So here's our "Showbiz" Flashpoint: Should “Toddlers and Tiaras” be canceled? What do you think? Post below and tune in to our fired up debate exclusively on "Showbiz Tonight" at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HLN.

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  1. morgan

    why doesit have to cost so much

    April 16, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Frauke

    Don't buy the sponsors products, take their money away. Don't watch that network for a week, hit their ratings. Call CPS on every mother and father who does kind of thing, for some reason everyone is concentrating on the mother's role in this and the vast majority of father's are also active participants. These father's are funding this kind of thing primarily and should be held just as accountable as the mother's if they are. Create a list of costume designers who create these costumes and put it on the internet so everyone discontinues buying from them. Last but not least it takes a village to raise a child, that being said it is up to everyone who knows a mother/father doing this kind of thing to speak out and hold them accountable. Family members should be proactive and demand these children be allowed to live their lives as children with normal childhoods free of exploitation. Parents should have mental health evals if they are doing this as well.

    August 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bev

    I can't stand this reality show. Parents trying to be famous through their kids...sad! Mckenzie is a brat. Why should she be famous? I wish this show would be canceled. I will never watch it again.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Beverly

    This is sick pedophiles are surely around theses areas in droves these stupid mothers do not care the mothers are all fat and only want to exploit their children and the hogs do not care those pageant holders do not care they expect this crap. GET RID OF this show. .

    January 12, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Frances

    Anyone who enjoy this show should really be checked out for pedophilia issues. Just saying....

    November 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Elias

    First you should block the face and body off the young child i didnt see nor do i care to, you made your point by reading the article.. if this is a ploy to get reading then this your doing is not cool.. please cancel the show so we can be done with news story.. one word disturb

    September 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mkly

    cancel...if it stays on it will only get more vulgar and desperate....we are talking little girls of messed up parents. These parents are bent.

    September 27, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sandi

    I finally watched this show tonight and started crying for Carly. That mother is so mean and mentally abusive, somthing should be odne about her. I baby that age should be loved and held, not put down and yelled at. This mother is a nut case and should be very embarrassed of herself!!!!! Please, someone stop this madness!!!!

    September 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chris Bertison

    These overweight, dumpy-frumpy 'baby makers' should be charged criminally for child abuse! The mental & emotional abuse that these children endure, simply to allow a parent to live an 'alternate life by proxy' is akin to Munchhausen-By-Proxy!! The show should be cancelled. If not, it's sponsors should be boycotted!

    September 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Aubrant

    YES! Cancel this show! Pedophiles are probably what give this show high ratings! Pleasuring themselves as they watch little Paisley strut her "Pretty Woman" outfit! Have any of you seen "How to catch a Predator"?

    September 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. THX

    Pleeeeeeeeeease cancel this dreccht. We don't need syndicated soft-core kiddie pr0n, thanks.

    September 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dore

    And you wonder where pedophiles get their material? This is nothing short of abusive, disgusting, child abuse. Sorry.. this is over the line and it's gross!

    September 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Don

    Yes cancel this trash, any parent that does this is discusting. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Look at what your doing. fake wigs, make up really make up on a 3 yr old, and fake body parts, just degrading to all the kids. I look down on all these parents who do this to their babies. The kids dont want this, they do it to please their parents, HELLO.

    September 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jared

    Last I checked, this was America, and no one can tell anyone else how to raise their children as long as they are not endangering them. If some lady wants to live vicariously through her daughter at a pageant, then so be it, who in the hell are you to tell them they are wrong? As for the show, well that is a different story...

    September 14, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Yes cancel this trash, any parent that does this is discusting. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Look at what your doing. fake wigs, make up really make up on a 3 yr old, and fake body parts, just degrading to all the kids. I look down on all these parents who do this to their babies. The kids dont want this, they do it to please their parents, HELLO

      September 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Crystal

    This show promotes the exploitation of little girls. These parents need wake up!! And shame on the networks for adding to the insanity by funding this disgusting abuse!! These poor little girls have no say and can't yet see the damage their "loved ones" are doing to them. TAKE IT OFF THE AIR!!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. grandma

    The worst exploitation of innocent little women who will grow up with a twisted sense of themselves. It's horrid – cancel it, please.

    September 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kevin

    This show represents everything that is wrong with reality TV. The parents of these children should absolutely be ashamed of themselves.

    September 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jade

    This whole situation is an 'adult' argument. I have seen the show and the kids seem to want to be on it. Pro's= kids get to play dress up, we get to see their adorable actions and not so adorable fits. Cons= promotes pedophilia, Someone always loses, some mothers do push their children and/or bribe them to do what they want on the show. I think the majority of these children will grow up with a complex and I agree that they are taking it too far but alas, 'to each their own'. Bottom line, i would allow my little girl to dress like that in our home but on national television in front of potential pedophiles..... imagine what those sicko's are doing with the video's from that show pageant parents!!! I think I am going to vomit!!

    September 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. fgh369

    Personally, I think we should boycott the products advertised during the program and let the manufacturers know that we are and why we are doing it.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. I LOVE IT!

    Nooooooo! Don't cancel it! I love it! When one of the front-runners loses, I laugh my butt off!

    Plus, because of this show, I learned that I've been teasing my hair incorrectly all these years. Thanks, T&T!

    September 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Liz

    Take it one further... CALL CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES!!!!! For crying out loud, a lot of the crap they show them doing to the kids should be deemed abuse, and I shudder to think what they don't show.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Hanna-from-Canada

    Imagine the pedophiles that watch this show............

    September 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  25. butterfly888

    What an ignorant comment in the interview. If Julia Roberts is your fave, why not dress your little girl like a lady? Like the scene where Julia dresses in a red gown for the opera? That's besides the point, though, because this show should absolutely be cancelled and so should underage beauty pageants!

    September 13, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  26. Rock

    I think the pl@yboy channel for pedophiles is a bad idea...but thats just me maybe

    September 13, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  27. Glen Quagmire

    I'd hit that, giggity!

    September 13, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  28. just a mom

    YES! CANCEL it and take these innocent little girls away from these terrible mothers. it seems they are being abused and our country does not even care. help them. cancel the show and help the little girls. how can we help them???

    September 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  29. wendy

    Not only should the show be canceled...but the pageants themselves should be banned! I think pageants at that age should go on with children being themselves...NO FAKE TANS...NO FAKE EYELASHES...NO FAKE TEETH...NO MAKE UP....let kids be themselves and perform....I think the kids involved would love it more and maybe more kids would get should be allowed to be kids and enjoy the experience...not pushed to the extreme...what these parents do are absolutely ridiculous...give kids a chance to be kids and reward them for being themselves!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Daniel Reed

    What is child abuse? It is defined as mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian.

    What is the definition of mistreatment? the practice of treating someone badly.

    Why do people treat others badly? They plainly just dont care about anyone but themselves.

    Why do they behave this way? They are selfish and ignorant and downright phony.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Daveinthebox

    Cancel shows like this. In my opinion (I am not an expert) shows like this do not provide anything positive for the kids. The moms are trying to relive their own childhoods through their children. I think its really disgusting. Let these CHILDREN be children. They will be "grown up" soon enough. Let them be kids.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Anna

    yes its just annoying and you can tell from watching the show just once or twice that most of the kids don't want to be doing pageants.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  33. BGko

    Cancel the Pedo Parade..... you sickos

    September 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jamie

    Daniel Tosh said it right- ..."the only real monsters out there are the mothers who put their topddlers in tiaras"

    September 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Linda

    Cancel this show! I watched just a snip-it of this show. A mother was feeding her daughter sugary drinks to keep her awake. This little girl was sleeping while standing; she couldn't keep her eyes open! All the makeup, teased hair, false eyelashes, fake nails, fake teeth! How disgusting. What these parents do to their sickening.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Cathie

    These people who force their children to perform like little tramps are disgusting. The fathers r fat pervs and the mothers are overweight pimps putting their innocent children out their for pedophiles to ogle.

    September 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Marci

    YES. It's disgusting that treating your children like toys for profit is being shown as if its okay. It most certainly is not. I've never in my entire life heard a little girl beg her mom to put her in a pageant. These mom's need to quit living their unfulfilled dreams through their children. Enough is enough. This is definitely a form of child abuse in my eyes!!!!! Let your kids be kids...

    September 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  38. OMG

    What a great show for all the pedophiles to talk around the water cooler about. this world is truly gone insane

    September 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  39. American Rebel

    OH good god no! Where would the middle age women who gossip get their fodder from? How else will the Christian community be able to back up their pedophilia claims?? Where else will young girls be able to play grown ups and compete for cash?? If you cancel this show gossip and paranoia will almost cease to exist!!!! THINK OF THE TODDLERS!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  40. elisabeth

    i agree . this is chilld abuse pure and simple. disgusting and i agree with the wal-mart idea.

    September 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Kelley

    Easy solution, Don't watch it if you don't like it! Turn the channel! Some people just seem to not be able to do that and have obivously watched the show so they can complain! By the way Paisley's outfit covered more of her body then most children's swimsuits and even more then any teen's bikini or even some of their outfits. I bet I could find something about everyone of you that I didn't agree on how you raise your child and what you allow your child to do. Simple solution: It's America if you don't like what you are watching get up and change the channel if you don't want your child to watch it, there are parental blocks learn how to use them. People need to stop trying control what others are watching and trying to argue with them about it. GET UP AND CHANGE YOUR CHANNEL!!!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cathie

      You obviously condone child labour to!!

      September 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Common Sense

      It stands to reason that people have to OBSERVE something in some capacity in order to render an informed opinion toward it – so challenging people for lookingat it is not a logical position to be coming from. If you read the comments on this page – you will see that the vast majority of people think that this show (and these pagents) are nothing but a forum for inept parents and a visual buffett for pedophiles. Anyone who watches this show with approval, or participates in / assists in its airing / production has seriously compormised their moral ntegrity.

      September 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jay Cool (

    Awesome.... more controversy for the 90%'ers... lol

    They should make and market Baby Thongs! That'll get yall goin for sure. I love watching you all.

    September 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Trish the Dish

    Hell yes this show should be canceled – along with Dance Moms – because it's televising emotional abuse of children. What was this network thinking – it's sick and disgusting behavior by people who should never have been parents in the first place!

    September 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Well Trish the Dish, if you have girls that are serious about dancing, they better get use to the hard backlash the Miss Abbey gives out. Most of those children want to be come dancing stars when they are older and what she says to them will be the least of their problems. I have been at broadway auditions where a young woman had 1 day along with over a 100 girls to learn 4 dances for one spot, where every day people were cut and worked over. Guess what no complaints from them, it was part of their lives and you can bet they had a dance instructor that prepared them for it. This a case where mothers as hard as it is for them need to back off and let the instructor they pay for do her job!!

      September 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Dogfart

    Yes, cancel it please. At the same time, get CCS to put those kids into some good homes for a change.

    September 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Betsy

    Here's another thought...ban the pageants? Hello?

    September 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Babak From LA

    Cancel or no cancel ... Do as you please .... I will not watch!

    September 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |

    How about all the mothers get dressed up like they force thier kids to and made to stand in front of Walmart every day for a week.

    After that take burn them at the stake.

    September 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Brenda

    This show is disgusting and the toxic parents should be required to take parenting classes. There is nothing cute about it. Boycott anything these producers put on the air as well as ADVERTISERS.

    September 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. SNOOKS


    September 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Super Patriotic Vetern that Died for your Freedoms, Amen Jesus Christ

    No, this should *NOT* be canceled *fap fap fap* because it is a free market and the free market dictates this show is *fap fap fap* profitable, therefor it should be allowed to exist for that reason alone. We live in AMERICA where everybody has the freedom to *fap fap fap* express themselves and let our free market society decided if it is appropriate or not. Just because you personally find something *fap fap fap* offensive doesn't mean you have the right to tell someone else they can't show it or view it. *fap fap fap**fap fap fap**fap fap fap*

    September 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  51. pibbles

    this sow is stupid. the parints anr wack jobs. i one saw a mother briber her child to get on stage and then not give her the priz because she didnt smile. it should be canceled. although some children enjoy it most eather despise it or have no idea what is going on.

    September 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  52. tom


    September 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Debbie

    Yes, it reflects everything that's wrong with the world! Children need to be loved, not exploited!

    September 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  54. mama

    CANCEL this and call DCF!!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Mother of four

    YES, whos the idiot who came up with this show anyway? Just watching the commercials make me sick. CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL...

    September 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Brandon

    The only people watching this show are pedophiles, desparate woman with severe emotional issues or BOTH.

    September 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Joe

    Cancel it and arrest the parents who are subjecting their children to this psychological abuse.

    September 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Tanya

    Not only should the show be cancelled, but these pageants should be cnacelled or at least changed. If you want to have a pageant then dress your girls up in age appropriate clothing and leave everything natural. I would rather see it all done away with. Quit teaching our daughters these bad lessons!!

    September 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Towanda

    It's horribly degrading to "childhood". Yes, cancel it.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eaton Butts

      I enjoy T&T and jerking my JimmyStick until gooberGravy spews all over my pants.

      September 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Kristin

    Let's see if it should be cancelled. A woman was feeding her 3 year old sugar cubes and cheetos, another was feeding her 4 year old pixie sticks calling them "Kiddie Meth" and another was yelling at her 4 year old (who wanted to play instead of getting false eyelashes), telling her that "ugly girls aren't popular". That was all in the first and last episode I saw. But wait! There's more! One parent was getting her 4 year old spray tanned. Not only should it be cancelled, but the moms need to have a little visit from Child Protective Services. If moms in the "real world" fed their kids sugar cubes and cheetos, they would be charged with child abuse. Do any of these women remember Jon Bene Ramsay? Maybe it was the fact that she looked like an adult call girl that attracted her killer? Now, aske me again if it should be cancelled. DUH!

    September 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Toni

    Yes, cancel. Shame on parents that expose their children to this trash.
    Shame on those who sponser things like this.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Laura

    I can't believe that some idiot thought it was a good idea to put something like this on television in the first place. I feel as though the people who watch are just as sad as the mothers who put their children through this. Not only should the show be canceled but so should toddler pageants. There is NO REASON a child should have to be dressed up like barbie...complete with spray tan...and put on stage to parade around. It's a dog and pony show and these kids gain nothing from it. I firmly believe that if you can put your child through this, you are not fit to be a parent. JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN, DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD...

    September 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  63. bev

    I just think if they're entering a pagent it should be what a natural child would look like. My grand daughter is very pretty, but her mom decided she didn't want to exploit her that way. I'm glad! I wouldn't mind watching if they were just regular little girls.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Chicago Parent

    This garbage has disturbed me from day one and I cannot understand why it is still on television. Where is the common sense here? but the bottom line is television shows without ratings get canceled, so somebody is watching this if you are stop...its the only way to get it off the air.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Bob

    Why would any responsible parent (and the operative word is responsible) want to put their kid through this
    rubbish. If they have a 3 to 5 year old brat now, just think what they'll turn out to be. Bigger and snottier brats.
    The parents should have their kid taken away from them for such irresponsible behavior on their part. (not the kids)
    There is enough garbage on tv today. Why add to the heap by exploiting little kids. Yes, take this crap off the air.
    The sad part is that people watch it. I've only seen ads for it, and I was discusted just by that.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Damian

    These parents are sick for putting these kids in these ridiculously exploitive pageants! They have their children taken away!
    And yes the show should be canceled!

    September 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Damian

    This show is sick....and these parents should have their children taken away! There are so many other things that you could have your child doing! Soccer, art classes, dance ....whatever. These pageants absolutely disgusting! What is wrong with these people?

    September 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Fritz

    Cancel it. Who needs more trailer trash crap programming?

    September 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mary K.

    It should never been on the air in the first place. It's bad enough that those pageant systems exist but to display it on TV at the expense of the little kids is outrageous. I don't care if the moms do say the children love it. It's all about the parents and the money they win. The kids could be doing something else they love that doesn't make them look ridiculous.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Lois

    I guess mothers haven't learned from the Jon Benet saga. Those children don't have a childhood where they play with other children. The mothers didn't have the opportunity to do that when they were young so they USE their children to live out their fantasy. Yes, it is chilld abuse, no doubt about it. They are abusing their children physically, mentally and emotionally. If this isn't child abuse, what is?

    September 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  71. jillmarie

    One word- YES!!!!!
    cANCEL it, I can't stand the ads for it that appear in my magazines. Let little girls have a childhood- plenty of time for these types of clothes and makeup later. It's too much.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  72. MGF

    This show bothers me so much, that I could write two full pages on why it should be cancel. YES, YES, YES, it should be cancelled

    September 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Cancelthisshowplease

    This show is sick and nasty. It needs to be cancelled, everytime I see a commercial for it it makes me sick. There is nothing "cute" about this show seeing those kids forced to do this. All this show is is something for sick, nasty, twisted pedophiles to DVR and watch over and over and have sick fantasies about. Cancel this, fine TLC, and fine the sick nasty parents on this show.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  74. mike levine

    It is a disgrace! The network is as much blame as that smiling demented wanna be ....

    September 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Drea

    to be honest if they cancel it, it won't make a difference these things will keep happening you just won't see it.. i personally wanna smak some sense into some of those mother's and their kids too! but it won't stop them from continuing to do the things that they're doing!

    September 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Realitytvblows

    Cancel ALL reality except for shows like Wipeout, the rest is a waste of money and time. This show is ridiculous!!

    September 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  77. rainey

    YES!!!! Cancel this rubbish, and then lock up the mothers, for exploitation of their children.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Far out in the Midwest

    What good is being gained...or communicated by this show? I am not gathering any positive messages about these mothers, about their children or the pagents. I'm afraid non-U.S.A. viewers are just learning some negative things about mothers, children and pagents in the U.S.A. Go ahead and cancel it. We don't need this in our living rooms each week. The few people who really want to participate in twisted reality, can buy tickets and see it for themselves, thank you very much.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Sara

    Cancel it. It goes beyond the pale of what is acceptable for small children, encourages bad self image. Plus most of those mothers should never have had children- they should have gotten a doll if they wanted to have a pretty face with no substance.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Concerned Mother

    Cancelled. Period. Actually the parents should be investigated.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Charlotte

    If are daughters are taught they need to dress like this to be beautiful, how will they be when they grow up? Anorexia and other eating disorders could arise. That just touches the tip of a very big iceberg that could happen to these girls. For crying out loud, there was something about giving them Pixie Stix – it is called "Pageant Crack"!!! As far as pedophiles, that is very rough topic. If you have ever been through it, or been close to someone that has you would never do this to your daughters, and would be sickened at those who do.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  82. karen

    These reality shows involving children should all be cancelled. The Dance Moms show is just as bad. Mothers
    forcing children to dance so they can relive their own dreams is abuse. The mother of Maddie sent her younger daughter
    away from her because she didn't want to dance that day.
    Why are the networks allowed to subsidize child abuse? Isn't there a regulatory agency that can stop this?

    September 12, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  83. Bandgeek1

    The show should be canceled, the pageant promoters beaten and the parents sent to enlightenment training.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  84. Andrew

    Who sponsors the show? The show will be on the air so long as it makes money for the producers and the cable channel.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  85. nobun

    no this show should not be cancelled, but should have rules that allows these little girls to only be dressed and treated like little girls...on the other hand if the show is to be cancelled, so should barbie and many other dolls marketted to these little darlings be regulated as to what age should be allowed to have them because i bet there are lots of dolls marketed to same age group that are dressed in very adult type clothing...that'ts my take.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  86. CarmenSo

    It should be cancelled and the parents should be sterilized.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  87. Skydiverc

    I just never understood any of these shows that promote bad behavior.
    Its bad enough these women have no clue about self worth and insist on teaching their children these misguided values. Shows like this just give people like this a platform to spread their misguided values to others.
    Teen Mom, Jersey Shore, Toddlers, etc all of them are pure crap.
    I don't even want to start about pedophiles and this show.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  88. T

    Everyone still seems to be missing the point. These pageants have been around for 40-50 years, at least. They'll still be around even if the show is canceled. At least now the world gets to see what's going on. If you're outraged by what you see, think about changing the pageants that attract this sort of behavior rather than canceling a show that's just "putting it on tape."

    September 12, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  89. christine

    If my daughter is pretty and adored, then I must be, too. After all, I created the little darling, therefore it's actually all about me.

    Those mothers are delusional.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  90. Michelle

    I have a 4yr old little girl who is beautiful smart and so amazing to be around just as she is. i couldnt and would never subjuct her to that kind of life so young, as any good mother knows they are taking the best part of their little girls life away...their chilhood their innocense and for what???? to get what the mothers could never achieve on their own so they USE their precious children............ I love and i am very proud just being my little girls mommy and I would truely be ashamed to be a part of this show in any way shape or form!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  91. marina

    I get that some of the older kids enjoy it, but how can you say the kid likes it when they are crying and refusing to do it but are shamed into it by the parents. My cousin was in pageants and at 7 could tell you what she did wrong and what was wrong with her face or body as to why she didnt win. I'm ok with the idea of pageants, kids with natural beauty and talent, but forcing this with fake hair, tans, and the teeth and makeup is just wrong. Spending thousands of dollars for some sparkly clothes and makeup just to win a couple of hundred bucks that the kids will never see is pointless.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  92. Amy

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!! Please cancel this show! It's heartbreaking to watch what these physco mothers are doing to their children. I've seen this show once and that was MORE THAN ENOUGH!

    September 12, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  93. Kobe P

    This show should absolutely be cancelled. It is child exploitation!!! I wonder how many pedophiles watch this show......I hope the parents keep a close eye on these kids to make sure they don't meet the same fate as Jon Benet Ramsey....BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING...How about some better rules for the pageants!!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  94. Ken

    To Ohcomeon,
    "they have no real understanding of whats going on." And there in lies the problem. It's exploitation of a minor.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  95. Ashley

    Makes me so sad for these little girls everytime I tune into it – always end up changing the channel in disgust – yes, I think it has crossed the line and should be cancled

    September 12, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  96. RJC

    A stupid show with even more moronic parents... the show is trash as are the parents

    September 12, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  97. c_l_webster

    Did TLC not learn anything from the JonBenet murder investigation? don't they realize that there are child predators out there that are watching this show, and getting turned on by these little girls that are dressing up like they're 30 years old? Just seeing the advertisements on TLC (i only watch TLC for What Not to Wear, and Say Yes to the Dress) turns my stomach.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  98. Angie

    CANCEL. Horrible show. This represent the worst of what our society is becoming and how screwed up our priorities can be. It desensitizes people to what is inappropriate and starts to make people think what is NOT ok actually might be.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  99. gails

    Please cancel the show, it's child abuse............the mother's are living their lives through their children. They all need counseling.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  100. Katherine

    Yes, CANCEL this show. Stop giving these people a forum to publicize these pageants.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  101. Mary

    Oh, no! It shouldn't be cancelled! How can pedophiles make ufck films if they can't find children to be in them!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  102. Madrambo

    YES, cancel it, it's a Mother's to get money. It's all about money!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  103. Mom of 2 Girls

    There is no doubt in my mind that this trash should be cancelled. Pageants do not teach poise or confidence. they teach that it is what on the outside that matters. Tell me, what do "beauty queens" do when the pageants (and the chance of winning them) are gone? There is hardly and ESPN counterpart for these poised and confident women to retire to.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Pee Wee Sperman

      Are you two girls on T&T? Post us some pictures so we may see them.

      September 12, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  104. Badonkadonk!


    September 12, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  105. montyhall

    Mom's quote: "There are MORE pedaphiles AT a beach then at a pagent". So she's admitting that there are SOME (but less) pedaphiles AT (not watching but AT) a pagent. And she continues to subject her daughter to LESS pedaphiles – Good job mom! Now she'll only be the fantasy of 30 men AT a pagent versus what 50 men at any particular beach???

    September 12, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  106. Dave

    Cancel the show. Greedy partners trying to make money off of their kids. Sounds like a form of slavery to me, child exploitation and an a great examples of stupid TV producers looking to make a quick buck from child exploitation.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  107. Jon Benet

    Please daddy dont put your thingy in my bum bum, it hurts. NO MOMMY!! Dont kill me please.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  108. Desiree 22 yrs old

    I believe that pageants a great way to girls to learn to be confident, poised,and learn a great sense of who a women should be. Not all pageant nor pageant moms are as they are on these shows. Pageants are like football for boys parents push their little boys in sports all the time and you do not see people bashing them. I will strongly agree that some of these mothers are 100% rediculous but I am sure its all for the show. Little girls have always been taught to play dress up this is nothing more then an expensive dress up party for these little girls. If it is done properly these moms are only teaching their daughters to get on stage embrace who they and shaping them for a strong future! Most, maybe not all of these little girls will have the confidence to walk into a room of people and and interview for college or a job and have the ability to stand out and take what they want. If you believe everything you see on a REALITY t.v. show then I suggest you need to get out and maybe read a book, take a walk, enjoy the better things in life then a t.v.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      I get that some of the older kids enjoy it, but how can you say the kid likes it when they are crying and refusing to do it but are shamed into it by the parents. forcing this with fake hair, tans, and the teeth and makeup is just wrong. Spending thousands of dollars for some sparkly clothes and makeup just to win a couple of hundred bucks that the kids will never see is pointless. We dont spend thousands on fake muscles for the boys playing sports, we let them play with what they have naturally. Hello, no compairison here.

      September 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Ole Grandma

    Those are some cute little honeys. I would love for one of them to paddle my bare rump.

    September 12, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  110. Ole Grandad

    These little girls are HOT!! Where can I buy one? SSSCCCCHHWWWWIIINNGGGG!!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  111. SMH

    Yes, cancel it. It is garbage and child exploitation. Those mothers should be ashamed of themselves... Let little girls be little girls and enjoy their childhood. Stop dressing them and making them up like grown women. Just imagine what a kick these disgusting pedifiles are getting out of this show.
    Most of the mothers on this show I believe, are living out their own sick, twisted dreams, because they always wanted to be in a pageant but couldn't so they try to live it through their child. They are sickening. Take this garbage off the air.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  112. Laura Hardison

    This show needs to e cancelled!!

    September 12, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • GooberJuice

      While watching T & T I enjoy jerking my Jimmy-Stick until gooberJuice spirts all over the TV screen.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  113. Brian

    Speak out folks - write your concerns to:

    September 12, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  114. Brian

    There was a day when circus elephants were common and accepted, but now days they are rare. Hopefully someday these very young children will be treated with more respect than animals. Most of these parents are mentally unstable and should probably be serving time for abuse. What a shame that a network would condone such trash. btw, I think it has has little to do with pedophiles - it just plain wrong.

    September 12, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  115. ND

    Cancel, if the mothers are like this to their kids while taping...what goes on behind the scenes and at home? Do they have any type of normal mother and child relationship? What about the child's siblings? Do they get anytime with their parents at all? I sincerely doubt it. Mom is too busy with the puppet on a string.

    September 12, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  116. mr. fibuli

    It's scary what some people are capable of . Cancel it. Nobody needs to correct my grammar. I ended a sentence with a preposition.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  117. just sayin

    i say get a life. change the channel and it will go away. write to the head of TLC. do something about it!

    September 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Ken

    I'll go out on a limb and say that the show's producers probably had something to do with this and then leaked the story so it would go viral. Any publicity is good publicity right? Absolutely disgusting. I say boycott the entire channel until they pull the show.

    September 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  119. firehairedwoman

    It should have never been aired in the first place. Why would anyone want to dress their toddler in/these "prosti-tot" costumes. I want my baby to be a baby. I think, if they have to have a "beauty" contest for toddlers, it should show them in age appropriate clothing and w/out any make-up allowed. Children are beautiful in their own right.

    September 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Ughh.

    Cancel! It's bad enough that these mothers are teaching they're daughters that they need to look and act like something they're not to get valued in society... But half of the fathers are supporting this craziness! How Are you gonna feel when your baby is dressing like that when she's 15?!?

    September 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Mac

    I love how most people say "cancel" it but I can guarantee you that they watch s*it like "Jersey Shore" and "teen mom". All these reality shows need to get canceled.

    September 11, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Joann

    This is a perfect example of what the new Millennium will be remembered for: TRASH TV. Why bother cancelling it, it fits in well with the other junk known as "reality" TV.

    September 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  123. LisaS36

    Sadly, even if this show is cancelled these bad parents will continue to teach their children that they only matter if they are winning beauty contests, continue to dress them like tramps and continue to justify their bad parenting. But, still – cancel this garbage.

    September 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  124. SmartPotato

    It should have never been invented... this is child abuse.

    September 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  125. CLK

    This show, and the hundreds of other degrading and mindnumbing "reality" shows should have never been put on the air in the first place.

    September 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  126. ThunderSong

    TLC...was supposed to be the "The Learning Channel". How does this show have anything to do with "Learning"? Well, for starters, I've learned that this show is ridiculous in an insane way and have probably watched three minutes of it all together. And most of those three minutes was from the previews. This show and So many others that TLC is now showing should be cancelled period. I do not even watch TLC anymore. They have nothing to offer.
    I wonder where the CPS are? This show has so many abuses that should not go unpunished. AND YET, CPS goes and punishes those who truly are trying to get their lives and kids in a better situation. I've seen it happen over and over again. A child gets hit on the bottom for acting out and CPS swoops in and takes the child away. Leave a child at home for one hour with a next door neighbor watching them and CPS comes in and takes the child away...and yet, the parents on shows like this and pagents all over are allowed to abuse their kids. CPS is a bunch of bull sometimes. And yet they say they are under staffed and overworked. Go after the REAL abusers. Then they can say they are understaffed and overworked.

    September 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Honogal

    Yes, and while you're at it, would you mind canceling Dance Mom's, also. This is another tragic abuse of children who might have otherwise enjoyed taking dance lessons (just for fun)!

    September 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Cancelplease

    It's nothing but child's sick & should be cancelled! The parents should be put in jail.

    September 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Sickened

    Yes! This should be canceled. Cease providing a conduit for parents to exploit their children for their own pleasure and gain. Let babies be babies!

    September 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Sokman

    Remember kids, never get in a van with a creepy looking stranger... until he shows you the candy.

    September 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  131. JD

    Of course it should be canceled. Who in their right mind thinks this is ok? Pedofiles? Bad Parents? It is sick and twisted which is probably why it's so popular.

    September 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  132. SAM

    Should this show be canceled: yes, absolutely! And the network should get all of the participants into counseling immediately!

    September 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Ignus

    Yes, cancel this show. Start another one about beauty contests for fat old broads and have all the mothers parade around in those ridiculous costumes. See how many people want to watch that garbage.

    September 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  134. David Orban

    The child's mother is an opportunistic pig.

    That said, the network honchos who green-light this garbage should be fired.

    September 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Linda

    right along with Dance Moms!

    September 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  136. my part of the universe

    With the explosion of digital and satelite with internet, there r so many channels now that what we remember is that, a memory. most channels change to make money, disney aint disney anymore, m-tv aint music videos, heck even headline news aint news at all anymore. things will change and evolve. just how far do they evolve is the question. this show is of the moment, just like a soap opeera, it will eventually disappear, and only be on wikipedia as a footnote.

    September 11, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  137. John

    replace it with "Babes & Thongs" all models over 18

    September 11, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  138. LoggerGal

    CANCEL..... the adults should find some other way of entertaining themselves. Just not at the expense of our children. Let them play princess in their rooms and with their friends at home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANCEL THIS AND OTHER PROGRAMS LIKE IT.

    September 11, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  139. Red Pison

    So many people overreacting with this righteous outrage.

    September 11, 2011 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  140. simone says

    absolutely cancel the show. and hunt down and prosecute the mothers/parents for pimping.

    September 11, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  141. Don JJ

    Cancel it of course.

    September 11, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  142. Jeff

    There MUST be a way for TLC to see that this show is just plain WRONG. What is wrong with them? Are they THAT starved for the pedo demographic that they have to put this "show" on?
    Sick and WEIRD.

    September 11, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  143. Martha

    Why am I required to get a fishing license, yet any fool can pop out a baby?

    September 11, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  144. Michelle

    This show is disgusting and it's shocking that it was ever allowed to air in the first place. This is nothing less than child abuse. The mothers on this show are so incredibly abusive. it's not funny or entertaining. Why is this allowed to be on TV? It should definitely be canceled and should have never been allowed to air in the first place.

    September 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  145. lily bloom

    it never should have aired
    of course it should be canceled

    September 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Susan

    What the heck. Check out paintings of Marie Antoinette when she was young. Different time periods and countries but same idea as Toddlers and Tiaras – dressing your child as perfect as a doll. Is it over the top sometimes? Who cares. Aren't there more important things to be concerned about? Probably. Watch or don't watch – it's up to you.

    September 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Liz McKenzie

    Cancelled? It should have never been aired in the first place. Talk about trash t.v. and the exploitation of children.

    September 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  148. LINDA

    LIttle girls were once judged on their natural beauty. Now it's all fake. Tans, teeth, eyelashes, and so much more. In my opinion it should hae been cancelled a long time ago and now this proves my point. It all reminds me of the tents at the fair back in the 60s. Freak show!

    September 10, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  149. skrichba

    Never seen it. Never will. Complaining about a show? Does that ever work? I canceled my tv subscription services over a year ago.

    September 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Jq

    Wow. I knew how people would respond, and I would have responded the same myself had I not watched the show. I might not agree with all the decisions made by these parents, but I really think that accusing these parents of child abuse is pretty ridiculous (with the exception of the botox woman). By and large, these parents spend more time with their children than most getting ready for pageants, and the kids enjoy doing them. It may not be my thing or yours, and it might seem frivolous, but winners have to practice and work for their goals, like with any other activity. I'll bet it helps their social skills later in life as well, like accepting feedback and public speaking.

    September 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • yousirareatooljq

      help them with public speaking and accepting feedback? You sir are an idiot. Look at the high caliber of acadamia that all the MIss State/USA/Universe show when they talk. UM and LIKE every other word is not good for public speaking. Accepting of feedback? These horse and pony shows do the opposite and make these girls turn into tramps in middle school and think they are better than everyone else only to realize at 20 as a collegiate drop out with a kid that the best years of their lives passed by waaaaaaaaaaay to early.

      September 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Lee

    Yes, it should be canceled. Behavior that, at the very least, borders on child abuse should not be glorified or rewarded.

    September 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Melynda

    Yes, this show needs to be taking off. Those kids are way too young to be put through that stress. They are kids they just need to be kids.

    September 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Mat

    Yes, it's disgusting even having these contests for little girls is disgusting. What are the parents thinking.

    September 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Shannon

    Unfortunately canceling the show does not cancel the whole child beauty pageant circuit. The whole concept needs scrapped. What the parents are doing to those children hovers on the edge of abuse – both emotional and physical.

    September 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Michele Glenn

    What gives this show an added "yuck" factor is the exploitation of children by their own parents. absolutely cancel it.

    September 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Rebecca

    YES! It should definetly be canceled!

    September 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  157. mdt

    cancel!!! cancel!!! cancel!!!

    September 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  158. jovie

    I think this show should be cancelled. For any parent that thinks otherwise......think about this.........imagine a child molester sitting with a bowl of popcorn watching the show and and dreaming of what they would do with your daughter! Enough said!

    September 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  159. janthepayne

    It gives little girls an early intro into the world of "beauty" misconceptions. It should be cancelled!

    September 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Rudy

    Garbage. The moms are latent hetero cheerleaders. Boycott the broadcasting channel and write the advertisers.

    September 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Iva Horton

    I wish someone would explain to me why people watch this show to begin with. Then again I don't understand why people what the show in New Jersey with that snooky character. *shrugs* Not judging just very curious as to the why of it. 🙂

    September 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  162. kayla

    i think these parents need to realise that children need to be children and not dress them like this...don't they realise the world that we live in...some people with the wrong intentions area looking at that child with different eyes...

    September 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  163. riodogs

    While most on here are slamming this show, there are 1,000 "commercial" on television as I am typing that are crude, rude, and disgusting. How about if you think this show is bad; what's going to stop the disgusting commercials that run daily on our televisions? This must not be child abuse or these people would have been arrested. Pedophiles don't need fodder; but they could find that on any channel or show, not just this one. This show could be a valuable learning tool for some as to how "not" to raise your children. Just remember, most things on television aren't really beneficial in this world.

    September 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  164. bud

    First time I saw it I thought it was a joke but then I noticed it was actually a show. I always felt puzzeled as to why parents want to dress their kids that way. Is'nt this fuelling some psycho somewhere??? we strive to protect our children from abuse but yet they show this on tv. Suffice to say, I switched the channel and never tuned in again. I HATE THIS SHOW!

    September 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  165. ht

    CANCEL IT! It's a reprehensible show and all the mothers/parents need SERIOUS therapy. Those poor kids are going to have a warped sense of reality when they grow up and they themselves will eventually need lots of therapy. It's a commercialized form of child abuse for ratings and $$.

    September 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Guest

    Just looking at this article makes me feel like a pedophile

    Take it off the air,and burn all the studios responsible for producing it to the ground

    September 10, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  167. eric

    CANCEL...I saw this by accident the other night and almost died. Completely disturbing.

    September 10, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  168. Ann

    YES! i've always thought that show was down grading the kids and they are forced to look like adults. It's sickening to even think parents would do this to their own children. i do not watch this show because I do not like to support trash like this. it should've been off the air a long time ago!!!!!

    September 10, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  169. mindyourownbusiness

    Can we please stop trying to decide for everyone what should be on TV? Who cares? Few things are quality. A lack of ratings is the only thing that will get this riduculous show cancelled. I don't watch it- if you hate it, don't watch it either. Don't police everyone else. And we should really be careful about spouting what things should be made illegal because somebody will ultimately end up being offended by something YOU like and try to have it shut down. There are actually much more disgusting, neglegent, abusive parents to focus our attention on.

    September 10, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • karaboo

      You obviously either have no children, or lack some morals if you think just shutting shows like this off instead of protecting our little ones from exploitation....even at the hands of their parents. Pedophiles LOVE this junk......WHY are we helping them get sicker? Its called having a pair and standing up to the NORM.......its not normal nor right! I agree these parents doing this is for their own sick fantasys. GROSS!!

      September 12, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  170. RidiculousShow

    Yeah, I think it should be cancelled. And I think the parents of those children should get a little help.

    September 10, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  171. Matthew

    Yes, mainly because of low ratings...

    September 10, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  172. Dean

    they shouldnt just cancel the show they should shoot the parents and give the children to families who will love them not treat them like a dress up doll

    September 10, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  173. Karen

    A thousand times yes and every parent needs to be prosecuted for child abuse. This show is disgusting.

    September 10, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  174. Disgusted

    Yes, Yes, Yes. Please Please cancel that rubbbish. Its disgusting to see how some of these Moms treat thier kids. Its the Moms who want this more than the kids.

    September 10, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  175. Tammy

    No I dont think they should cancel it. Some moms are over the top but my daughter loves doing it (but we go to all natural – no fake tans, make-up, hair or teeth) I think moms do need to think though a little more about what they allow

    September 10, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  176. Teryn

    I can't believe how much controversy this is causing. These girls are entertainers that put on costumes to perform a show. There would be no difference to a pedophile if the girl was in a movie dressed in pajamas. So take the show off the air but the pageants will continue on with these girls performing their little hearts out.

    September 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martha

      I beg to differ. These girls are not 'entertainers'. These girls are innocent minors whose mothers are filling their heads with the idea that they have to be made up, dressed up, faked up, beautiful and doll-like to get everyone else's big stamp of approval. They are exploiting their children for their own personal gain/recognition, and teaching their children to exploit themselves. After being brain-washed from birth that 'I have to be gorgeous to matter', if any one of those poor kids ever suffers a disfiguring disease/injury, well...they'd better put them on suicide watch!

      September 11, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  177. Minerva

    Yes, and these sick mothers should go for psychological help. What caring parent would put their kid through this except for their own egos. This particular mother is either naive, ignorant or just plain stupid without a thought for her child. .

    September 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Capt Slapaho

    Clean the girls up, let em sit down and rest while a bunch of g@y fashion dudes judge the moms on their looks! ROTFLMFGAO!

    September 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  179. MsMaud

    Cancel the show. We don't need to give airtime to this form of child abuse. These mothers are just plain nuts.

    September 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Elvis

    I know I married Priscilla kinda young, but this is kinda sick, ya know? Even Jerry Lee wouldn't do this, man. Just wrong.

    September 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry Lee

      Couldn't have put it better my dear king! But I'd say that what needs to be cancelled are the pageants, not the TV show. It's not the TV show that is wrong, what's wrong are the hundreds or thousands of people involved in this sick exploitation of poor little kids.

      September 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Darcy

    Cancelling the show won't stop the pageants from happening. They're still going to continue, regardless of the cameras. I say no to cancelling. If you don't like it, don't watch.

    September 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Candice

    It should absolutely be canceled. These pageants should be banned. It is disgusting to dress your baby girl up in makeup and dresses. They are still babies. Girls that young should not be wearing makeup and parading around in front of pedophiles. It also gives these girls body image issues. It turns my stomach to think of all the child molesters who look forward to this show coming on 🙁 These parents are sick and only thinking about themselves. They are living out their weird little hopes and dreams through their children. These kids should be taken away from their parents.

    September 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Deborah

    Has anyone ever been to one of these pageants? My ignorant daughter-in-law used to put her son in them. I attended once and I was fascinated. The majority of the parents are truly trailer trash. Cancelling the show isn't going to stop them. It's all about those big cheap trophies.

    September 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Penobscot

    Yes, cancel this immediately!!!! I don't for the life of me know how this ever could have been made into a show. It is the most perverted thing out there and these parents for the most part shouldn't even have custody of their kids. They are sick, twisted, clueless people.

    September 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  185. geojamie

    My teenage daughters have watched the show and are disgusted.They point out how spoiled and bratty the kids are, how the parents bend over backwards to get their children to cooperate or even to perform.
    How about a show where kids help people or animals or "brain games". PLEASE get this show off the air!!!

    September 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  186. EJ

    always will think that JON BENAE (SP) would still be here if not for her involvement in the pageants.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Penobscot

      I've thought the same exact thing myself about JonBenet... . All the poses, clothing and behavior of these tiny girls are inappropriate in every possible way.

      September 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  187. shevay

    I agree-CANCEL!!! And YESTERDAY isn't to soon! I Have watched the show. I find it simply amazing at the self righteous egos some of the little girls have! Its awful. Many of the little girls physically abuse their mothers.Not to mention the abuse on the children by the parents. If a parent has $1,000 a month for pageants for their daughters-why not put in a COLLEGE FUND for their future and let them play with dolly babies.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Val

    Cancel the show and the pageants. Those parents should be ashamed.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Fred

    It is not for us to decide. They have the consitution on there side. That being said, you know to use the remote.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  190. You know....

    Not saying that it should, or shouldn't be canceled, I've never seen it and do find the whole concept a little creepy, but I notice that most of you use the reason "let kids be kids" and "what 3 year old wants to do that?" Well what kid wants to go to school or eat vegetables or behave at all? There's got to be a better reason you can come up with than that.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Kristen

    NOOOOOO!! What else will I do on Tuesday nights?? Besides that, why cancel the whole show?? It would be much easier to continue it and feature pageant girls who don't do that kind of stuff.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Karen you think it will happen? H-NO!!! Its all about money to TLC, and all the others. How many families and lives have to be destroyed by reality TV? One suicide and one divorce and one family said quit or it will ruin our family, no two of them. We all know who I am talking about. Beverly hills wives, Jon and Kate, Little people, and Ozzy's show. And DO NOT tell me the TV show did not do this to these people, it for sure did not help.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  193. TK

    This show is exploitation. The network, producers, advertisers & the parents are guilty of this. Call & or boycott the network and advertisers and this show will end. The parents of these kids will continue their fantasy on TV or not.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  194. chris V

    most of the moms are ugly.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Miami Grandma

    Cancel. The show is demeaning and idiotic. The moms are more than a little weird, and thinking of themselves not their daughters. I believe they are putting their daughters in danger.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Teri

    Heck no. This show makes us normal parents look like the parent of the year!

    September 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  197. julie

    Please cancel this, and take Dance Moms with it.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Patrick in Sylmar

    In addition to the many 'right-on-the-head' comments here, I was wondering when these children are 'allowed' to act their age? There is a very great psychological danger in not having a child act their age. I see the so-called parents as highly selfish and ignorant. If the show is allowed to continue, it should be put on "The Pedophile Channel" where it belongs.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Donna

    Not only should TLC cancel this disgusting show, it should also strongly consider cancelling over half of it's Jerry Springer style lineup and air the kind of educational programming it once did. TLC used to stand for The Learning Channel. Now it stands for Trashy Looking Clowns.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris V

      i agree. I remember TLC being an awesome station. Now most of the shows are crap and brainless.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  200. booboo

    by the way, i just found out this show is on 'tlc...tender loving care?' i think not. i will boycott tlc until this show goes off the air! we should all do this!

    September 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • tlc

      It stands for "The Learning Channel", The only thing we are learning is there are some horrible Mothers out there.

      September 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  201. DG

    Cancel it. Not just this one but all the reality shows featuring neurotic parents pushing their pre-pubescent kids into pageants, dancing, sports etc to make up for their own shortcomings or past disappointments.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  202. MMM

    Abosolutely cancel it. I agree this is child abuse !! Those parents ought to be very ashamed and emarrased !

    September 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Carl

    Sick..........The entire program is SICK. Cancel it now !

    September 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Deby

    Not only cancelled, but everyone of those parents need to be investigated by child protective services. Those pagents are disgusting.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  205. cindy

    Yes, that show p!sses me off. I hate the way those attention seeking mothers talk to those babies. What 3 year old wants to do that?! It's all about the mothers living vicariously through their daughters. It's creepy stuff.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Wake up

    Should have been canceled long ago.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Lurena

    Yes, CANCEL!!!!!! Pathetic. Let children be children.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Colleen

    These idiot Moms are spending more on these stupid mind-numbing pageants than they're winning; All in a vain attempt to appease their egos. The only people in the audience at these pageants are the parents of other contestants and a few judges and an emcee who are laughing their way to the bank. If your three year old is whining at you because she doesn't want to strip and stand still for a spray tan or have fake eyelashes applied, WAKE UP! Read to her and play with her instead. What you're doing is abusive.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • simone says

      indeed. truer words never were spoken

      September 11, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
    • StoptheMadness

      I couldn't agree with you more.!!
      The clips of this garbage turned me off so much that I have never watched the show.
      Not because you have the ability to bear a child, you should! I hope these poor excuses for mothers read all these comments, but then again that's wishful thinking. If they could read, they would be literate and know better than to expose their (young)children to this type of explotation. Sad truly sad!!

      September 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Teri

    Yes CANCEL!!!. did you see the interview how the mother said everyone in the room got a kick out of it?? They thought it was fun to see a Madonna look alike and Dolly Parton.. YIKES!!! I think they are all idiots!!!!

    September 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  210. JOYCE


    September 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eileen

      The difference between this show and other reality show is that this one stars young children who cannot protect themselves. They are being exploited by their parents in the sickest way. I don't really care if adults want to do stupid things on tv, It's their right to looks like an idiot on tv. This show is completely different because of the age of the stars and the damage being done to the on national tv.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  211. Mrs. M

    I think I've seen parts of 1 or 2 episodes of this show (channel surfing) and never understood WHY a show like this would be aired, in the first place. If it was technologically possible to identify every TV set tuning-in this show, my bet is law enforcement would find it easy to round-up (in a single day) more pedofiles than have been arrested in the past 20 years. They should also be looking at the people behind the production of this show, since I believe only the sick-minded would imagine a show like this to be a good idea for anyone to see. Has any state social services agency ever investigated any of these mothers/parents? At the very least, these small children are being exploited while being psychologically damaged beyond repair.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muffin

      You are so right. And I would like to see some investigative journalism on what happens when the child becomes too old for this trash and has to try to be a normal kid. Is that possible? And folks, it's not just the mothers – the fathers share in this too.

      September 10, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • simone says

      @muffin, good point

      September 11, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  212. Tracey

    The only redeeming value of this show is that it makes me feel like "Mother of the Year". Cancel it for the sake of the children.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • here's a thought ...

      unfortunately, IMHO, this is what is wrong with reality shows. the viewer audience predominantly is trying to console themselve that they don't suck that much, since look at what these yahoos are doing over here. it's a sad commentary that this is the best way that some of us can feel good about ourselves.

      how about stopping and looking around at your kids and hugging them and remembering how smart and beautiful and fun they are (and telling them so) and letting that be your 'mother of the year' award :>L and then turning on the discovery channel or animal planet or heck even AMC to watch something – with or without the kids – that you might learn from, enjoy, or at the least something that won't reduce your i.q. by 10 points every time you view it :-/

      September 11, 2011 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  213. sarah

    These "contests should have been banned after Jon_Benet

    September 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fluffy


      September 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      you know the person that killed Jon Benet is probably enjoying this show. Such a sick thought

      September 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • finally, an answer

      in the context that jon benet's death exposed to the general public how sordid and inappropriate these pageants are, yes; in the context of jon benet's cause of death ... was that the connection? i never heard that her death was pageant-related.

      September 11, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Child Psychotherapist

      As a professional who treats many children who suffer at the hands of pedophiles, I absolutely agree with you. American girls are wearing cosmetics, heels, jewelry at ever-younger ages. STOP THE MADNESS.

      September 11, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  214. Mothers and Tiaras

    No matter how the show or the concept is defended, it should not be allowed. The actual costume isn't as offensive as the message the mothers send to their little girls, and their living vicariously through them. Costume or not, these kind of mothers will continue to over identify with their daughters and will wind up damaging them. These poor little girls have to perform for mommy. If they don't, mommy gets upset. What kind of message is that? The whole thing is just deplorable. Cancel the show, cancel all baby beauty pageants, and SEND THESE MOTHERS TO THERAPY!!

    September 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eileen

      I agree – this is very sick and twisted and should never have been put on the air. These mothers are sick and are causing serious damage to their daughters. Please take it off the air for the sake of the children! The mothers disgust me and I feel so bad for these girls. Every time I hear one of the mothers say "she loves it" I feel like screaming! Doesn't anybody wonder how many pedofiles are in the audience – at home and in person???

      September 12, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • rand

      Can one imagine how awful it is to have one's childhood taken away by one's mother? And where in the world are the fathers of these little girls? This lack of moral responsibility – it is breathtaking. These little girls are being educated in a fashion that one can only sit in shock. And, where are the courts? Why is this behaviour legal? Forget acceptable. Why is it legal? And why is this network sponsoring such? I am not a prude – but, this is reprehensible behaviour. On the part of the parents, and the network.

      September 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Louise

    Yes because it's a dumb show.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Chris

    Yes. Cancel it. Don't waste time reading the rest of this. Cancel. Cancel. Cancel.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Mary


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  218. shines

    no the show should not be cancled but it dose need to be better edit so the mothers wount use there kids to fulfil there need to be on tv

    September 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monger

      *No, *does, *edited, *won't, *their, *fulfill, *their, *TV.
      You're an idiot, use proper English.

      Oh yeah, and cancel the show.

      September 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danielle

      By the look of your written word, you appear to have the type of mentality this show is catering to. Here's an idea...turn off this ridiculous show and head back to school for an education! And I'm thinking the parents and producers of the show should join you...clearly none of you have any brains!

      September 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • judt

      you have several spelling mistakes

      September 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muffin

      I think you need to get a life and while you are at it, get an education

      September 10, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • o no she ditten

      she can't. she's busy raising 4 kids under 3 years of age, and just *wishes* that she could afford to pageant one of them.

      September 11, 2011 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
    • JC-VA

      Oh brother, you are probably one of those dumb moms..

      September 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teri

      Maybe this writter is ESL. English as a second language or dyslexic. God lighten up people. Lack of spelling correctly does not always equal stupidity. Stupid is as stupid does. They had a good point. The show is a reflection of our society and its not a good one.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • teri

      i dont think the moms want to be on tv as much as they'd like to use the show to make money from their children. Its a means to get their childen into acting modeling etc. They must realize they look like complete idiots .

      September 12, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  219. Just Saying

    Should have been canceled long ago. everytime I see this on when I'm flipping thru the channels, I can only shake my head in disgust and wonder why in the world or in what mentality a "parent" can think that this is ok. Not just these over the top outfits but just in general, how is it good for any kid to get the idea so early on in life that its ok to judge others based on "looks" alone(kids by the way shouldn't care about looks, they are kids, wait until they are teenagers to begin that part of parenting) It's so obvious that the moms on this show are trying to live their lifes thru their kids.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  220. KajinPL

    Not only should this show be cancelled, but all of those pageants should be outlawed and all the parents prosecuted for child abuse. All of it is ridiculous.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • simone says

      absolutely agreed. is this not a horrid reflection of our society at any rate: that these pageants exist, and that instead of being arrested and charged, the mothers (presumably) are paid for pimping their kids out.

      September 11, 2011 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  221. Totally Disgusted

    Welcome pedofiles and yee who covet children. Need I say more. What are these mothers thinking? I am really sure they do not. Cancel it? YES YES YES!!!!!

    September 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      This show should have never been made. It should be cancelled for many reasons. However, I want to point out that most pedophiles are attracted to kids who look like KIDS. They won't want women so they are not interested in children who look like women.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohmygod50

      The mother is living out some tragic fantasy.......she is pathetic, and is confusing love for her daughter with some bizarre vicarious through her can a mom teach her daughter to strut like a sleaze???? OMG

      September 10, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  222. Sammy

    This is child abuse as far as i am concerned. It NEVER should have been allowed to even happen.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Superhiro

    I say cancel it. Who's really gonna miss it anyways? Good riddance.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  224. AlJ

    NO. It's inappropriate and wrong on so many levels. It's fun when kid's dress up and little girls always want to look pretty. But this is taking both to a level that is simple inappropriate and quite disturbing.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terica Harrison

      It's really not inappropriate and wrong because she the only thing that was showing was the sides of her belly.The skirt was long enough and the boots came up high. So how could it be wrong. You have to look at it from her side it was not short or reveling any privite parts of the little girls body. Just because the side of her stomach was out. That also whats in now you have stomach shirts and sports bras that ppl run in just because she is three or four dose it make it so wrong

      September 12, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  225. Vip

    Yes, it should be canceled.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohmygod50

      Yes......cancel this is child abuse, pure and simple.....and totally disgusting.........

      September 10, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • wow..

      I would love to smack that smile off of that male judge's face... How could you let your daughter do that in front of him? Judging them on what? Shouldn't they be learning to read and write?? Not to walk around like Mrs. Ho-bottoms, but if you look at most of the girls from this generation you wonder what the hell brought them up this way. I say get rid of all reallity tv shows, they aren't reallity. When you get people on cameras they will do the most idiotic thing possible. There is no self-respect now adays........

      September 10, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • barbara

      yes take this show off fake tans fake teeth fake hair fake everything come on why not let your kids go on stage without all that its all fake they look soooooo diff without all the fake stuff beauty comes natural just let kids be kids i feel sorry for them kids having to get a fake tan at 3 yrs old all the make up the hair im lost for words right now

      September 10, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      this mom is so out of it i dont like this show to start with and this right here is the reason right out TRASH.... its not funny or cute at all TAKE THIS SHOW OFF and i think they should stop it all together with the fake tans ,teeth,hair,fake everything on them kids if your child is sooooooo pretty why you got to put all the fake on them hummmmm ??????

      September 10, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Helen Mason

      Not only are the costumes wrong,what about last week when parents were giving child energy drink coke and apple juice mixed and sugar cubes to keep her awake because she was up till 1am and had to get up at 5am for pagent thats abuse in my book.if one of my grandkids was treated like this I would kick their parents butt.

      September 10, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Dwf

      Unfortunately regardless of whether or not the show is on the air these pageants will still exist. At least by being on tv it brings attention to how awful these are and can help to get enough support to shut them down. If it weren't for the show no one would be talking about it, they would still be going on behind closed doors.

      September 10, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • no way

      Cancel! It is explotative and sends the message to a young developing mind that only appearances are valued...and then only if you win. Winnng will always have a high bar and the bar moves. Look how far the bar has moved in the last 10-20+ years.

      September 10, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • roseann

      Yes it should never been put on in the first place. Many mothers could not enter those contests so they MAKE!!! their children do it.

      September 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginger

      Is it me or are the moms on this show living a complete and unrealistic fantasy through their children, and the people that run these pageants are just as delusional thinking that this is completely normal. I have yet to see an intelligent mother yet on this show, they're all whack jobs, but I guess to each their own. I shamefully admit that I do watch this show. It does make me look like a stellar parent though. LOL.

      September 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeannie

      It's child exploitation, pure and simple. PLEASE get it off the air.

      September 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • bingo

      Yes, cancel the show and cancel the entire concept of dressing babies and toddlers as grown women like a Barbie doll......Children have a natural beauty that should be appreciated not what is pasted and sprayed on.

      September 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ohcomeon

      I LOVE the show! Come on, all of this is being taken out of context ... its a show where parents parade around their little girls, most of the time the kids are completely OBLIVIOUS to the connotations behind some of these characters – they are just jumping around and playing dress up, they have no real understanding of whats going on.

      September 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • bajadulces

      Cancel it; it's horrendous, it's child abuse at its most insidious. The mothers are sick, they need some help in child rearing because it is clear that they have no idea of what they are doing.

      September 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • carly


      September 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • janet

      this type of show should of never been allowed on the air in the first place. It is nothing but a disgrace to exploit these children on tv like this. what a great time the pedophiles must be haveing!!!!!!!!!! trash, get it off the air !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      September 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathleen

      This shouldn't even be a discussion, or blogged......It never should have been put on TV or film

      September 12, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • karaboo

      Yes this AND that horrible dancing school with that big mouth instructor Ms Abby or whatever. Both shows are disgusting...SHAME on all parents who do this to their precious little ones. LET them be kids for petes means zilch if you turn out like Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie....i feel sorry for these children.....where is CPS on this? Wouldnt dressing kids in seductive wigs and outfits WAY older than they are.....CANCEL plz!

      September 12, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Sick and twisted is not the word more like perverted. You wonder why they would put a show together that the pedophiles tune into every time it pops up on the screen. The parents that do this to their children are just as sick. I feel sorry for the children that have to go through this abuse. Cancel the show? The person who thought this one up and the station that backed it had an off day. Amazing how denigrated our society has become for the sake of the almighty buck. Shame that TV has reverted to this form of abuse against young children

      September 12, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Kelli

      Not only should it be cancelled but the parents dressing their children like that should have their children taken from them. Shows like this just feed the pedifile world. SICK!

      September 12, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • OMG9999

      Cancel it! Cancel it now! Do not encourage this type of sick, demented behavior by watching this trash.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • bighulawood

      The Andy Cohen's of the world have created a gold mine and they are laughing all the way to the bank. Every time a new format for these "reality" shows is discovered, yet another group of America's prospectors (aka gold diggers) jump on board to humiliate themselves at the expense of their families and their dignity. Sure, I think it's disgusting and sad for the children (the whole pageant circuit – not just the TV show). They'll enjoy the limelight and cash prizes today - but their kids (or those around their kids) will be the ones needing therapy tomorrow. But the sad truth is that it is NOT illegal for these people to exploit their children in either these pageants nor the reality show this genre has created.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Nicki

      Cancel it. Disgusting filth.

      September 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wanda

      Yes, it should be cancelled, this is a show for pedophiles, or you have such a short memory of the Bennett child, that little kid was in a show like this, please mother's think of your daughters, ..give them an education. better than this trash of programs.

      September 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cece

      This is one reality show that I would say "cancel it!" rather than "just don't watch it!". There are those of us that lean on a certain side of the moral and sanity compass that may not watch it and allow it to lose those precious viewership points, but there are those with concerning intentions that watch the show for a more salacious reason. The thought of a television show that offers someone of that nature the ability to watch a toddler in that fashion is disturbing.

      September 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • frank

      Cancel, cancel, cancel!! these "so called" mothers, are setting up the opportunity for a tragic "Jon Benet" scenario! They should all be ashamed of themselves. And when their daughters get pregnant at 13 yrs old, they shouldn't be surprised~!

      September 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathleen

      Yes, cancel this! What parent would be so stupid as to parade their child dressed up in such seductive ways in front of a viewing audience full of pedophiles?

      September 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • mari

      Yes-Please cancel!!!

      September 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristin

      Yes, I think the show should be cancelled. It represents a growing problem; our culture increasingly celebrates external beauty, no matter how vapid of devoid of natural charm the person actually is. These girls' self esteem is entirely built on a foundation of smoke and mirrors, versus a genuine love of who they are on the inside. Pageant Moms, if you really want to set your little girls up for success, put your time and effort into instilling a curiosity about life and thirst for learning, and put all of the money you're spending on dresses, spray tans, fake teeth and hairpieces into a college fund.

      September 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      As a father of a 7 year old girl, I absoloutely think this show and the whole child pageant culture should be abolished! 99% of these mothers are living vicariously through their daughters. The mothers are trying to capture some lost sense of accomplishment in their own lives. In my OPINION these pageants are tatamount to child abuse and exploitation. From what I've seen most of these girls under 5 could care less about pageants and those that are older appear to be brainwashed little zombies created by their ignorant, low brow, under-educated mothers. The OVEWHELMING majority of fathers on this show appear to be henpecked or browbeaten into submission by their wives. This show is an ugly display for the world to see how Americans treat their children. Just like the Polygamy show TLC airs, they try to put a positive spin on an UGLY culture, if we continue to support this kind of show, as time passes, we will begin to forget just how UGLY this all really is!

      September 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zeke2112

      Yes, and their mothers should be forcibly sterilized.

      September 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • noBrainer

      This show is a disgrace and people who watch it and enjoy it can't be completely there. I actually stopped watching TLC b/c of this show and will not watch any of their programming until they remove this garbage from the air. Shame on anyone who do this to children.

      September 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      YES!!!! It should be cancelled immediately!!!!!!!! It's nothing but a haven for peodphiles!

      September 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Solana

      Moms, stop living your unfulfilled dreams through your daughters! It's abuse, and don't be surprised when her self-esteem plummets as a teenager and she's ill-prepared to deal with real life as an adult. I'm surprised CPS hasn't knocked on any of their doors yet....

      September 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Patriotic Vetern that Died for your Freedoms, Amen Jesus Christ

      No, this should *NOT* be canceled *fap fap fap* because it is a free market and the free market dictates this show is *fap fap fap* profitable, therefor it should be allowed to exist for that reason alone. We live in AMERICA where everybody has the freedom to *fap fap fap* express themselves and let our free market society decided if it is appropriate or not. Just because you personally find something *fap fap fap* offensive doesn't mean you have the right to tell someone else they can't show it or view it. *fap fap fap**fap fap fap**fap fap fap*

      September 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • ksjpw

      CANCEL! we don't watch them, they are disgusting.

      September 12, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • B Jones

      Should have never been on TV.

      September 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Cancel. It is NOT free market when my cable dollars support this rubbish because it is part of my purchase "package". I have the lowest, cheapest package and I get this fare for my viewing pleasure? Bring us real choice then this show would die on its own. Boycott the sponsors, all!

      September 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judy

      Yes it should be cancelled....the parents are exploiting toddlers for their own benefit. Outrageous....and how does that fit into TLC, The Learning Channel.....what are we learning

      September 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reba

      The parents, producers, and consultants of this show and shows like it should all be reported to child protective services, and the children should be removed from the abusive environments.

      September 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel Reed

      It’s been said that participating in toddler and tiara type pageants:

      It's No Different Than Competing in Sports!

      A. Hermitt, Mom

      It’s also been said:

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen an 18 month old baby swing a bat or racquet in a contest of skill against an opponent or a 3 yr old kick a field goal on the gridiron or get a high sticking penalty on the ice. Come to think of it I’ve never seen a toddler penalized points for failing to execute a figure skating jump sequence and when was the last time you saw someone that can’t tie their shoes racing on a luge track?

      Daniel Reed, Grandpa

      September 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Irongrandma

      And where are child protective services???

      September 13, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • ladydi

      CANCEL IT NOW!!!!! What's next – their naked pics of in "playbaby"?

      September 13, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Shel

      A BIG FAT YYYYYEESSSSSS- this show should be cancelled. I can't believe this is even up for debate. I agree with fellow posters who look at this as a form of child abuse as well.

      September 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • wes

      Yes, take this show off, it is not natural to do this to little girls, it truly is sick and the producers are promoting this which in my mind just gives fodder to the pedophiles out in the world today. Shame on those mothers.

      September 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd in DC

      Now, now. If this mother wants to pimp out her daughter, then the daughter is going to need proper training to be a full time escort. Since she is too young for intimate relations, she can at least learn the proper walk, movements, and looks to be enticing enough to attract Johns.

      September 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evelyn

      I think these shows and pageants contribute to distort children minds and steel their childhood...just watch one show and you will see little kids acting out as divas..parents please, let them be kids, and don't complain when they grow up to be trouble teen agers

      September 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger Noe

      All trash should be discarded and this trashy show, and the mother's trashy lack of logic, can't be discarded fast enough. One more nail in the coffin of TV decadence.

      September 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoNonsense11

      Someone defended it with: most of the time the kids are completely OBLIVIOUS to the connotations behind some of these characters –

      That pretty much says it all – the best defense they can conjure up is that the kids don't realize they're being exploited?!? I want to vomit when I think about the pervs with this on their DVRs. Are the "patents" that clueless/desperate?

      December 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |

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