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Choice of 7-year-old as samba queen causes uproar in BrazilRio's carnival is traditionally the preserve of TV soap opera stars
Tom Phillips The Observer, Sunday 7 February 2010 Article historyA decision by one of Rio's top samba schools to let a seven-year-old girl lead its 2010 carnival procession has caused uproar on the eve of what Brazilians call the greatest party on Earth.
The honour of being one of the carnival queens, the nimble-footed women who lead the deafening samba troupes along Rio's Sambadrome, is normally reserved for immaculately tanned and half-nak
From one extreme to the other - On one hand we have the middle east that bury their daughters alive for talking to a boy, in America we have tiaras on 3 year old beauty queens and in South America now we have a 7 year old gyrating her hips and leading a carnival
i sooo agree with you ... guess i shouldnt argue the ppoint to much might be seen as a pedo right OP?
Originally posted by kerazeesicko
So instead of complaining about it...is anyone going to do anything about it...Hmmmm...I think not.... I thought this site was a place to share ideas, it seems more like it is for people to [snip] N moan about things ....
I personally think...who the hell would want some little kid leading this parade...when there a perfectly sexy women around...
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
I would not want my eight year old grand daughter seeing some of the women in this "carnival" they are dressed like Las Vegas show girls.
"The costume will be appropriate for a child of her age to use."
Seven-year-old Rio carnival queen bursts into tears
A seven-year-old has broken down crying as she took the controversial lead of a Rio de Janeiro carnival parade.
Julia led the Viradouro samba parade into the packed Sambadrome stadium wearing a sequined halter top and miniskirt made of purple feathers.
Her father, Marco, who is Viradouro's president, took her by the hand and presented her to the crowd.
But 10 minutes into the parade, as she was surrounded by photographers and reporters, she burst into tears.
"She cried because there were a lot of people on top of her," Mr Lira said.
After a brief period to cool down, away from the glare of the cameras, Julia returned to her place at the front of the massive drum line.
It was unclear to what extent she completed the parade, although her father said he had held her hand as she had crossed the finish line.
Originally posted by traderjack
I don't want to see a 7 year old in a Samba outfit. Hell, I don't want to see a 18 or 19 year old in a Samba outfit! I just don't get it, I mean, I understand there are some attractive young ladies that are 18, 19, 20 but I'm 37 and I just can't get past so many of my friends chasing after what amounts to a kid, not a child, a kid.
Originally posted by traderjack
Frankly, I think if you look at a 7 year old girl and think of sex, you have serious problems. That said, this is not appropriate.