Argumentative Essay On Toddlers And Tiaras

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How many of you have heard or seen the reality TV show: “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”, or the more renowned, “Toddlers and Tiaras?”. It is a show where little girls below the age of ten, appear on stage wearing loads of makeup, tons of spray tan, with their nails done, fake hair and fake teeth to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Parental ambitions make their children socially challenged, Leading them to feel unconnected to other children and even resulting in permanent mental and physical damage. The parents have gone to extreme measures to ensure that their child is the best. At this rate the show should be called: “Barbie’s and Tiaras”. Firstly, the young toddlers are competing worldwide in front of the media and internet to be judged on their looks, poise, perfection and confidence. Many people believe that, beauty pageants for children are deemed to be exploitive because they promote a stereotypical belief to young girls, setting a mind set in their minds that could damage their self-esteem, that could…show more content…
As a result, one can’t even tell the difference between the pageant and a birthday cake. It’s sometimes not the child's wish to do these pageants, it is the parents (mostly mothers) desire to give their child something that maybe the mother could never accomplish herself. *According to the Daily mail, on 13th may 2011:"A San Francisco mum is injecting her eight year old daughter with Botox to get rid of wrinkles and she insists that she's not the only mum who's doing it. 8 year old Britney describes the pain as worse than falling off a bike or losing a tooth. The mother claims that the Botox will help her child to keep up with other beauty pageants; she is sure that other mothers give the children Botox too. However, what she doesn’t know is that Botox can lead to muscle weakness, bruising, headaches, fevers and
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