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One of the most popular TV Shows out there right now is Toddlers in Tiaras According to Kristen Shamus in her article Ugly Truth TLC Show is an Abomination published in 2010 this popular reality show entertains its 12 million viewers by exploiting child beauty pageant participants and their families This show amuses their audience with dramatic tantrums heated arguments and outrageous attitudes But behind all this fun and games are actual dangers that can distort the lives of pageant participants These children have been taught that perfection and beauty is the only goal in life According to PBS in their article American Experience Miss America published in 2002 beauty pageants have been around since the 1920s Since then pageants have given women the idea of looser morals However stated in Cheryl Critchleys article everyones Winner a Baby published in 2011 child beauty pageants came around in the 60s The rules in child beauty pageants are fairly simple A child walks down a stage in an outfit suited for the assigned theme of each round Each contestant must prepare sets of choreography and music for every round There are several judges critiquing each participant These judges consult with one another and tally up the score announcing the winners of each division at the award ceremony held after the pageant Growing up most of us have been taught the right morals and ideas that have benefited our lives today Now it is our turn to teach the youth of today However teaching them to accept and follow a society that worries more about appearance than constructive ideas could cause a confusion of morals for our future generations Child beauty pageants especially brainwash the fresh minds of our young and innocent to think that looks are the key to success These pageants need to be shut down to prevent our future from accepting these ideas In
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