As the controversy surrounding Toddlers & Tiaras continues, new video clips from the show do nothing to help shed a positive light on the world of child pageants.
Here’s the latest little gem – video of a Toddlers & Tiaras’ mom scolding her daughter (at a whisper, but still) because they are on camera and she doesn’t want to be embarrassed.
Carley’s mom, Melissa Wynn, is heard saying: “We are on camera. Don’t you dare tell me ‘No’ one more time. Do you hear me? We are on national TV. Everybody’s going to see this.”
Oh brother. Looks like somebody forgot she was wearing a microphone.
And then there’s this little tidbit. Most critics of Toddlers & Tiaras — and the kiddie pageant world — believe that many of the moms are living vicariously through their children.
This notion can be pretty well supported in what Carley’s mom says in the clip: “Carley is as close to an exact replica of me as there could ever be. I feel like her and I are the same person. We live the same life, and we’re best friends. I just feel like that is me on stage.”
Anyone else see a problem here?
Carley’s mom admits to spending $30,000 on her daughter’s pageant career in the past year.