I am old enough to remember the JonBenet Ramsey case, and how it hit a lot of you SO hard. So many people were put-off by this world of beauty pageants for little girls.
The pictures of tiny girls in full makeup, faces plastered with come-hither looks. Girls who should not know about lip liner and primer, they should have been smearing mommy's Russian red all over their faces and clomping around in too-big heels.
Many Americans, and you may have been one, thought that it was bizarre to have these 4-8 year old girls competing in pageants, in full makeup, wearing tiny ball gowns and sexy evening wear. And high heels.
Look, kids love to play dress-up, and we should let them have fun. But let's not start judging these kids on their looks at that age. Let's let them be little girls for a while. After all, as they hit puberty, they will be judged harshly by their peers, and they will deal with it the rest of their lives.
This video disturbs me in the exact same way that the JonBenet pageantry disturbs me. There is too much pressure on kids to grow up. To be famous. To be beautiful. Some are simply not allowed to BE.