Teen Girls Take Stand Against TV Show

Toddlers and TiarasThere’s a controversial new TV show on The Learning Channel (TLC) called Toddlers and Tiaras that has some people clamoring for it to be taken off the air. In particular, a group of high school girls in Canada.

Toddlers and Tiaras follows families who enter their little girls and boys in pageants, hoping they’ll win tiaras, crowns, titles, and money.

In the process, the children, sometimes as young as two years old, are paraded around wearing makeup, spray tans, and fake hair and are judged on factors like beauty, personality, and costumes.

Hmmm…and we wonder why girls are dieting at younger and younger ages and becoming increasingly focused on trying to attain the perfect look?

That’s why Karrin Huynh and Lesley Cornelius decided to take a stand and encourage people to stop tuning in. They’ve created the Here’s their description of the group and its goals:

TLC has a new television show called “Toddlers and Tiaras”, this show is about girls as young as four and their families, as they prepare to compete in various beauty pageants. These girls are scantily clad, painted up like dolls, making them look too mature for their age. These children are being exploited by these pageants and by the show. This show is promoting pedophilia, and is very much sexualizing these children. Although I do not personally agree with any pageants, the aim of this group is to ban the TLC show and thereby take things one step at a time.

I love that these girls have realized they can use their voice to speak out and be social change agents, and apparently so do other people. Nearly 5,000 people have joined the Facebook group to date. Go girls!

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