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Toddlers and Tiaras: Mom Dresses 3-Year-Old As 'Sex Symbol' Marilyn Monroe

By carolyncastiglia |

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Baby Marilyn

Oh man, I don’t watch Toddlers and Tiaras. I just don’t. I can’t. I would probably shake and vomit in rage and disgust the whole time. I do however sometimes catch glimpses of the show online as I did just now, when I saw the clip below. In it, mom Hope says she wanted to dress her 3-year-old daughter as Marilyn Monroe because “she was a sex symbol and I just thought that would work great with Emma and her personality.”

Yup, cuz that’s what I think of when I think of my young daughter. Her sexy personality.

I played this with my daughter vaguely looking over my shoulder just now, and when the video ended I said, “Gross.” She said, “Yeah, gross,” then asked, “What’s so gross?” I replied, “Mothers teaching their little girls that they have to be pretty.”

“No they don’t!,” she eye-rolled. “That’s ridiculous. They don’t have to be pretty.”

“You’re awesome,” I reassured her. And then she went on playing. Beautiful!


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One thought on “Toddlers and Tiaras: Mom Dresses 3-Year-Old As 'Sex Symbol' Marilyn Monroe

  1. Kara says:

    Actually most of these moms on that show arent all that bad. I know Hope personally and she’s nothing like that. Before you judge, learn that most of what people on that show say is switched around to make them look bad. Thought i’d let you know. Nice day.

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