Vanessa Williams Disses 'Toddlers & Tiaras' On Anderson Cooper's Talk Show

Wed, May 2, 2012 4:49pm EST by 2 Comments
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Another day, another Toddlers & Tiaras hater! The former beauty queen and Desperate Housewives star slams the show, saying ‘I would never have my kids do that’.

Even though Vanessa Williams got her big break as Miss America, she says she would never let her kids compete in a beauty pageant like the ones on Toddlers & Tiaras.

Vanessa, 49, will appear on an upcoming episode of Anderson Cooper‘s talkshow Anderson. When Anderson asked her if the kids — who are regularly spray tanned and told to parade around in provocative clothing — were pushed too early into the pageant industry, the former beauty queen replied: “I think they don’t know what they are doing.”

“When the child is screaming and saying, ‘I don’t want to do this. I don’t feel like doing it.’ When they are using special juice to get them hyped,” she said in disgust, regarding the sugary and caffeinated Mountain Dew + Seven-Up mixture the kids sometimes drink.

Vanessa added, “That’s not my world and I would never have my kids do that.”

Well said. Check out the video!

Do YOU agree with Vanessa, HollywoodLifers?

– Lorraine Chow

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Posted at 6:30 PM on May 3, 2012  

Harsh? I don’t think she said enough, I believe this show is catering to the many, many pedophiles out there. Children should not wear make up and dress up in sexy outfits, that is just wrong. Producers of the show should be investigated for child pornography and the parents should get counseling immediately before their children become targets for perverts. Can you say “stalker”? most people who live in the public eye have them, who can say there isn’t a creep out there obsessing about one of these kids?
I have never seen the show but the premise is disgusting enough to know what it’s about.

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Posted at 6:41 PM on May 2, 2012  

i 100% agree with vanessa, but i also feel compelled to write about one girl that i saw when i watched a few of these shows a season or two ago… she was a girl who had some sort of problem- hair loss, i think. she either had no hair, or was on the way to losing it all. her mom put her in the competitions as a way of boosting her self esteem… but it was all done appropriately. the girl WANTED to do it, they didn’t obsess about it or push anything on the child- she just got to dress up and put a wig on and look like all the other girls and have people tell her that she was pretty. the mom said that her confidence was really boosted by the entire experience. to me, in that circumstance, it was not the outrageous farce that it is for most of the girls. i mean, i only made it through like 3 episodes b/c at first it was funny how ridiculous all these fat moms were— but, then it just started infuriating me what they were doing to their girls just b/c they were fat and ugly themselves. that sounds awful to say, and to be so judgmental, but this was just like the men do to their sons in sports sometimes… trying to get their sons to make up for their own failures. of course, the men don’t get the scorn that these women do- but they both deserve it. but, again, there are a rare few moms/daughters that actually really enjoy the whole thing and don’t behave like spoiled brats and do real athletic competitive things as part of the competition… and, it does teach them poise. so, though i think it’s 95% horrible, i want to say there probably are 5% of the people that aren’t taking it to the ridiculous degree.

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