When You Dress Your Daughter Up Like a Hooker…

Don’t be overly shocked… well you know.

Wendy Dickey, the mom whose 3-year-old daughter wore a hooker getup for a Pretty Woman routine on Toddlers & Tiaras, defended her costume choices to TMZ, saying the child-size sex worker ensemble is “less revealing than gymnastics wear and swimsuits,” and “a lot less harmful.” Earlier, we pointed out that she could have paid homage to Julia Roberts with another outfit from the film. It turns out the girl did wear a “classy” dress from the end of the film, but TLC edited it out.

Mom responds

“I’m raising my child just as well as any mother does … I take my kid to church every week … at least I’m not forcing them into sports and getting my child injured like some parents … People need to look at their own family and what they’re doing. I don’t know why people are focusing so much on pageant moms when there’s much more harmful things people are letting their children do!”

Jezebel replies

Shame on those parents who encourage their girls to play sports! In addition exposing them to the perils of moving, they’re giving them the false idea that society will judge them on their abilities, not what they look like in a swimsuit.

I’d like it if Jezebel had inserted the word ‘to’ before ‘exposing’ thus resulting in a complete sentence, but you get the snark anyway.

We watch Toddlers and Tiaras.  It’s fascinating.  And I have noticed one overarching fact: pageant moms are living vicariously through their kids.  It’s a fact.  But it has to be said that sports dads frequently do the same thing.

I’m not sure when it happened that kids became a means to a parental end, but I guess it’s been going on for a long time.  A lot of people do it, even if they don’t know it or see it.

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3 thoughts on “When You Dress Your Daughter Up Like a Hooker…

  1. Daniel O. McClellan 8 Sep 2011 at 11:38 am

    Even Tom Hanks is doing it:

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  2. Jason 8 Sep 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Jim, do you watch the Kardashians too? 😉

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    • Jim 8 Sep 2011 at 7:08 pm

      im hurt. i do have some viewing standards…

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