Published September 07, 2011
Most mothers would vehemently object to someone calling their daughter a prostitute, but one mom has no problem dressing her tot as one.
In tonight’s episode of TLC’s "Toddlers & Tiaras," little Paisley trots out on stage in a pair of thigh-high vinyl boots, spandex miniskirt and wig, identical to what Julia Roberts’ character, a low-rent Hollywood hooker, wore in 1990’s “Pretty Woman.”
The backdrop to the tiny streetwalker’s sashay was a cardboard facade of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel–where Richard Gere’s wealthy character kept his concubine for the flat rate of $3000 per week.
“I would never, ever do that to my little girl, ever,” says the mother of one of the other contestants. “Us pageants moms already take a huge rap for what we’re doing to our little girls, and it’s outfits like that that give us a bad rap.”
She’s not kidding. The Parents Television Council not only condemned Paisley’s mother, but the network airing “Toddlers & Tiaras.”
"We have a serious problem when a network formerly known as The Learning Channel features a toddler, who probably hasn't even learned to read, dressed as a prostitute showing off her sexy strut,” The PTC said in a statement issued to TMZ.com. “There's no question, TV executives are complicit in robbing these small kids of their childhood. For years we've seen adult sexuality being inappropriately and aggressively foisted on innocent young children, but children today are being sexualized at younger and younger ages. All available data suggests they will suffer for it later in life."
Last week, the show came under fire when another tot's costume was stuffed with prosthetic breasts and bottom pads for a Dolly Parton skit.
Watch the video below.