Saturday, January 10, 2009

TLC Continues Its Tradition of Exploiting Children

TLC Press Release Announces Series Premiere

In late January [January 27th at 10:00pm Eastern to be precise], TLC will premiere Toddlers and Tiaras, a captivating new series that goes behind-the-scenes of the child beauty pageant world, and profiles a number of young contestants from all different ages and backgrounds, as well as their fanatical parents.

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Serena said...

TLC Press Release Announces Series Premiere

In late January [January 27th at 10:00pm Eastern to be precise], TLC will premiere Toddlers and Tiaras, a captivating new series that goes behind-the-scenes of the child beauty pageant world, and profiles a number of young contestants from all different ages and backgrounds, as well as their fanatical parents.

"The appeal and success of Little Miss Sunshine illustrates that this competitive world really exists," explains Howard Lee, VP of Production for TLC. "These children and their parents pour so much energy into wanting to win - and it's fascinating to watch."

Each week, Toddlers and Tiaras takes viewers inside the world of youth pageantry to witness the demanding lifestyles of these pint-sized beauties. Every hour-long episode follows a different group of contestants, vying for the coveted crown. This compelling series showcases the traditional elements of child pageants, jam-packed with stage moms and dads, hair extensions, spray tanning, makeup and glitter. Moreover, this series also features extremely non-traditional and modern aspects of the pageant scene, from girls entering the competitive landscape with less makeup and a more natural look, to child beauty pageants featuring boys mixed into the competition.

Viewers also witness how the drama unfolds throughout these various pageants, with details such as overzealous mothers and fathers having meltdowns leading up to and during the pageants, and other behind-the-scenes mishaps. A certain father, who undoubtedly takes the pageant life to the extreme -- while sewing his daughter's gowns, diligently teaching her dance routines, and storming out when he is dissatisfied with the results of the competition -- truly demonstrates how intense this cultural phenomenon has become.

Toddlers and Tiaras is produced by Authentic Entertainment.

notakatefan said...

Amen... TLC is continuing a tradition of child expliotaion and I did not and will not watch the series premeir or any of the episodes for this reason and for the reason that I know myself and I will get mad, wonder why these idiots are allowed to have kids and then call every state to see why these parents are not being taken to task for child expoitation and abuse and negelcting there safety..oh yeah I forgot, because they gave birth to them right?? NOT TLC in my opinion is treading on some very murky water and is endanger of the backlash that when something goes wrong with one of the children due to being on TV ( any one remeber the murder that happened because a gay man professed love for another man on the then infamous JENNY JONES show) yeah I might be showing my age but history is the key here. And human nature. Shame on you TLC. Shame on you

Auntie Jackie said...

I can't believe this type of programming. Can anyone say "Jon Benet Ramsey"? I for one won't be watching this nor do I watch Jon & Kate plus 8 or the Duggers. Enough is enough. Or to put it another way, a little goes a long way and I've reached my "long way".

Anonymous said...

anyone who watches this program is either a child predator, or really just a loser with no life!!!! those poor kids, their parents should be slapped out!! i thought jon & kate were sickening enough--this is just plain pathetic. get it off the air and let the kids be kids!!!!!!!

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lsroti said...

Shame on TLC. How do the producers SLEEP at night? Childa exploitation at it's finest. PLEASE do NOT watch TLC. AND how can it possibly called 'The learning channel?'