The commercials show these little girls, as young as around 5 years old, being paraded around stage with tons of make up and completely inappropriate "show" cloths. Then they show the mothers telling their girls what they did wrong on stage and the girls breaking down in tears. And then they show the "world-renowned pageant expert," so proud of his job, showing the girls how to strut just right on stage.
The whole thing makes me sick to my stomach every time I see it. Am I missing something or is this just seriously wrong! And gross, and weird, and bad and sad. Seriously, I just wonder how any mother could do this to their impressionable wide eyed just-learning-what-it-means-to-be-a-human being-in-the-world little girl. Seriously! Am I missing something?