May 18, 2010



Have you seen this? It's some kind of kiddie dance competition. The little darlin's pictured above are 8 or 9 years old and for their performance did some kind of Beyonce routine rigged out in, well as you can see, not much.

Can I just ask a question here? WHAT IN HEAVEN'S NAME ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING?

Let's go to the producers:

Larry Peters, executive vice president of The Hozman Group and rep for the dance competition, says the controversy was blown out of proportion. "There has been a great deal of controversy regarding this performance, and it has been taken out of context. It is a little sensitive now, to say the least"

"All the dance troupes do so many different dances, it is a very personal choreography and expression for every troupe and individual. These girls were amazing that day," Peters says, adding, "They were two minutes of an eight hour performance event."

Taken out of context? What does that mean? It's a bunch of little girls dressed like pole-dancers. What "context" makes this a good thing?

How about the parents?

Melissa Presch, the mom of one little dancer and Cory Miller, the father of another child in the group spoke to Inside Edition about the controversy. "I'm shocked, quite frankly, that people would suggest such things and say such things about 8 and 9 year old girls," said Melissa Presch claiming the girls got their moves from the 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel' movie -- not Beyonce's music video.

Oh, well that makes it better, then. Perhaps they should have dressed like Alvin and his brothers, too. That way, they'd look like chipmunks, not chippies.

Miller added, "As a father, when you're watching your kid, no. You're looking at it as a proud kid who has really high energy, who doesn't really know what she's doing."

Hey, Einstein, as a father, you're supposed to keep an eye on what she's doing and stop her if it crosses the line.

I simply do not, do not, understand how we have managed to reach a point in the culchah where we infantize our children regarding just about everything else (diet, safety, etc.) and yet we sexualize them - especially little girls - without seeming to bat an eye.

That is one seriously screwed up mentality, that is.

Posted by Robert at May 18, 2010 10:18 AM | TrackBack

And when I saw Little Miss Sunshine, I thought it was an over-the-top joke. Sigh.

Posted by: Jordana at May 18, 2010 11:35 AM

I'm at a loss for words over this. Creepy doesn't do it justice.

Posted by: rbj at May 18, 2010 01:53 PM

To the father, stop, step back, take a deep breath, really look at what is going on. Do you really want to go out of your way to feed the pedo's?

Posted by: Mike at May 19, 2010 10:57 AM
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