Childrearing

You Know A ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ Accessory Is Excessive When Even The Toddlers Are Horrified

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You know a pageant “accessory” is over the top when even pageant-seasoned toddlers are looking disturbed. So was the case when pageant mother Lindsay Jackson adjusted her four-year-old’s fake breasts and rump in line before going out to perform a Dolly Parton routine on Toddlers & Tiaras.

Daily Mail observes:

With the extra padding concealed under her Barbie pink Lycra catsuit, Maddy [Jackson]‘s tiny frame is transformed into an hourglass silhouette…Other young contestants also seem perturbed by her appearance, as they watch Lindsay rearrange her daughter’s fake breasts and one even probes the chicken fillets before Maddy crosses her arms defensively. Lindsay says as she watches her child’s confused expression: ‘I don’t think Maddy knew how to explain and why she had those enhancements on.’

The mother of course defends the padding as all play and fun, akin to what all young girls wear in performing hobbies. Jackson is quoted as saying:

“With anything people are going to think things are over the top but with gymnastics or dance or competitive cheer-leading you wear hair, you wear make up.”

Perhaps tell that to other horrified little competitors in line for “cheerleading.”

(photo: dailymail.co.uk)