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I don't think there are any laws at all for them actually, when it comes to doing what they want to. Because they are still under their parents care. Its up to the parents what they put them up to.
But is this right?
Originally posted by FreedomEntered
reply to post by jcutler12888
They aren't enforced probably because it may be costly. But really they just need a very good psychologist and I think they call them social workers or child professional carers to take a look, and say is this crossing the line or is it okay as it is, on a routine basis .I don't think they do. I am all for child's rights, as you can imagine.
I think people don't want to rock the boat and as someone said there is a subculture that does find entertainment in watching child stars. But they also are maybe not realising it but enjoying their exploitation.
We as a public must know when they have crossed that line I think.
Especially as it is an industry where they are working babies, toddlers, and children.
One wonders why the entertainment industry is allowed to get away with sooo much.
What did Corey Haims friends say? Do you have any links. Did he really commit suicide? So sad.
edit on 31-7-2013 by FreedomEntered because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MagicWand67
reply to post by FreedomEntered
You can't dress or act the same in a small Southern town as you would in Hollywood or New York City.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Indeed OP, I'm familiar with the show. I had this in the vault from a thread done here on it, quite some time back now.
That is a real toddler up on the stage on the left, not a doll. The right is Julia Roberts playing the Call-Girl/Prostitute character in "Pretty Woman". At first glance, I wasn't sure she was real. The thread I went out and found that for dealt with one of these moms who made her little tyke up to look like a Prosti-Tot, just like that pic and then got offended enough to sue when people viewed her girl in a sexual way.
I hate to break it to the naive buffoons that carry the title of parents to these girls, but there is a whole subculture out there, dedicated to those types of shows and pics and not in the way the show's producers intended. Nothing but the show pics, but warped....sick..and yet, easily enough to stumble across? I think putting kids into that, at THAT age is an outright form of child abuse. Nothing short.
A pre-teen or teen star? I can only guess life is hard enough. A toddler? That's just living vicariously through them and nothing but a novel form of abuse. That's my take.