posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 08:01 PM
reply to post by HomerinNC
Yeah, I don’t think it teaches children the right values. Children shouldn’t be ranked against each other based on their physical appearance. No
matter how well adjusted --- these kids, can’t help but internalize (even just a little bit) that they’ve been found lacking in some areas, be it
beauty or talent or both.
I’ve heard these parents say that it’s their children that enjoy it and that it’s their children who demand to take part in these pagents. But
that’s BS to me. If the children do indeed want to participate it’s because the parents have hyped up how much fun these spectacles are.
I understand that when kids enter talent shows and/or sporting competitions they are also judged against one another. And yes, kids can suffer
crippling blows to their self-esteem if they lose in these areas as well. (Depending on how much emphasis their role models place on winning)
But imho, beauty competitions have the potential to be much more damaging to a child's psyche --- because one’s perception of their physical
appearance is something that they're going to carry with for the rest of their life and for little kids to think at such a young age that they are not
“pretty” enough ---- makes me feel so sad.
Personally I think that these parents whore out their kids either for the prize money or to fulfill some broken dreams from their own youth. (Or
Oh and don't get me started on the pedos...
edit on 22-1-2012 by OwenandNoelle because: (no reason given)