Friday, September 16, 2011

People takes a long gawk at the trainwreck that is...
Toddlers & Tiaras

Publication: People
Date: 26 Sept. 2011

People treats the creepy reality show Toddlers & Tiaras like Fox News treats porn and salacious TV shows. While clearly denouncing the stuff, they also rub their consumers' noses in the crap to a truly disgusting degree. Here are the headlines.
  • Toddler & Tiaras controversy
  • Gone too far?
  • Skimpy costumes, temper tantrums, pushy moms: A hit TV show ignites a furor over the shocking world of child beauty pageants
The cover is filled with the picture of a little girl with a ridiculous amount of make-up on, but I refuse to run her picture or name the child. Anyone who ever saw a picture of JonBenet Ramsey already gets the idea.

As deeply as I dislike Teen Mom, this crap just completely creeps me out. The big difference is this. This is the first headline about this show on the covers of the supermarket rags in well over a year, while the awful Teen Mom is the most popular reality show for the gossip rags that does not star anyone named Kardashian.

While I let the public decide on Meanest Story of the Week, I use my dictatorial blogger powers to declare this the Creepiest Story of the Week. It just so happens that this week, there was plenty of competition.


Karen Zipdrive said...

I watch that show on occasion just to gross myself out.
The fathers involved in those pageants are especially creepy.
Who'd tart a toddler up like that?It's too perverse for words.

Matty Boy said...

I read the Huffington Post to gross myself out, but I have a lower threshold.

I can only hope this isn't a trend. one story a year in the supermarket rags for this show is more than enough.