You want evidence our society is in trouble? What Toddlers and Tiaras. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. The show where the wannabe mothers doll their kids up, put on make up, and sexualize them with strange costumes.
There is a new offshoot starring Honey Boo Boo, one of the little beauty queens.
I really cannot take the lawyer Nancy Grace, but I stumbled upon her show while surfing the television. Nancy Grace seems just plain mean and nasty. (Her voice modulates between nasty and overly sweet which just seems dishonest to me.) She claims to want to help innocent victims of crime. The former prosecutor is pretty brutal to some of her guests. I think she drove one of them to suicide.
Every once in a while she’ll be talking about a controversial subject that interests me, so I’ll watch her show. Sometimes I find her extreme behavior slightly entertaining.
She was talking about “Honey Boo Boo”, a star from Toddlers and Tiaras. Her mother is obviously starved for attention and is using Honey Boo Boo to make a name for herself. She is succeeding.
One of Nancy’s guests was Mike Walker from the National Enquirer, the best trashy newspaper rag out there. Why Walker was offended by Honey Boo Boo makes no sense. He makes a living digging up dirt. He should love watching Honey Boo Boo dress up in her Dolly Parton outfit, and wiggle her little behind.
Nancy Grace on a campaign to stop Honey Boo Boo and her mother. (You may remember Nancy on Dancing with the Stars. She wasn’t afraid to wear provocative costumes on her overweight body.)
Nancy feels that sexual pedophiles are loving this show, and might go and try to hunt these little girls down. She contends that is probably what happened to Jon Benet Ramsey, the little beauty pageant winner who was murdered. They never found her killer.
Nancy showed a video of Honey Boo Boo dancing at a college bar on top of the bar. She also showed her pulling up her little shirt, rubbing her already fat naked tummy, and drinking Go Go juice, a combination of Red Bull and Mountain Dew. Honey Boo Boo said, “it makes me laugh, and pull mommy’s hair.” She only uses it before a performance.
Honey Boo Boo’s father, a convicted felon, is trying to take custody of her. Like Nancy Grace, he feels this is child abuse. God knows what he’s planning to do with Honey Boo Boo once he gets custody.
But as much as Nancy Grace annoys me, I have to agree with her.
If those mothers want to be glamorous strippers, they ought to lose weight, get themselves in shape and live out their dreams. There is nothing more abusive than a parent who lives out their fantasies and dreams through their children.
What they’re doing to their kids is child abuse.
What is even sadder is that Toddlers and Tiaras is TLC’s—The Learning Channels—#1 show. Honey Boo Boo is an instant hit.
One of my friends suggested that people watch those shows to make themselves feel superior. (I may be a lousy mom, but at least I don’t dress up my child, and allow them to dance on top of a bar, or walk in a sexual way.)
Do you think there is a place for kiddie beauty pageants? Do you think Honey Boo Boo’s mom loves her child more than she loves herself? Convince me I’m wrong.