If there's one ugly truth that reality TV has exposed, it is that parents will stop at nothing to secure their child's 15 minutes of fame. Now, to add to the already crowded list that includes mothers botoxing their children and exploiting them in uncomfortable reality shows, we have this: a mother dressing her child as a prositute.
On yesterdays episode of TLC's Toddlers and Tiaras a mother dressed her child as Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, pre-meeting Richard Gere. So, she was not dressed not as a pretty woman, but was strutting her toddler-stuff in full prostitute attire, including knee-high hooker boots, a tacky yellow wig and tummy-bearing top, all on a 3-year-old.
Here's what the 3-year-old Paisley's mother, Wendy Dickey, had to say about the reasoning behind this outrageously poor parenting move: "At this pageant there was an option to do celebrity-wear, and we thought about what we could wear with her being a brunette...Julia Roberts is my favorite actress of all time. I thought it was real cute to do Julia. She’s 3, if she was 10 I never would have considered this. But as young as she is I thought it was very comical."
Oh, but because she is three, and isn't aware of the fact that she is dressed like a hooker, it's okay? Talk about a flawed logic!
[via Entertainment Weekly]