A dubious documentary.
Posted by Big John on July 20, 2008
In recent years many aspects of ‘young’ America have crept into the everyday lives of youngsters in this country.
Cheerleaders .. Marching Bands .. Baton Twirling .. School Year Books .. Proms .. etc. all seem so ‘un-British’ to an old fart like me, but I guess that to many kids today they are fun, and they certainly do no harm, unlike one recent US ’import’ …
The other evening I watched a TV programme called .. ‘Sasha: Beauty Queen at 11′ .. and I have to say that I was shocked to learn that we now have a .. ‘Junior Miss British Isles’ competition .. Britain’s first adult-style beauty pageant for children.
The programme showed a young girl being forced by her ‘scary’ mother out of her childhood and into some weird world of make-up, fake tans, hair extensions and false finger nails, in the hope that she would one day become the next .. Jordan ! .. The poor kid even described herself as .. “Pretty, blonde and DUMB” .. and at times subtitles had to be used so that viewers could understand the inane conversations taking place between moronic mother and miserable daughter.
At one point ‘Mummy’ took Sasha and her younger brother along to a model agency specialising in children and seemed very surprised when she discovered that they only wanted fresh and natural looking kids.
The family ended up in Texas to take part in a ‘genuine’ American Beauty Pageant and received a few tips from an ‘expert mom’ who seemed to have no qualms about sexualising her pre-pubescent daughter. The pageant appeared to be a pretty ‘tatty’ affair and I saw little sign that Sasha was enjoying herself. Needless to say, she didn’t win.
I dread to think how many more demented monsterous mothers there are out there ready to inflict their ambition and own brand of cruelty on their children. I just wish that I could give each one of them …
… a good kick up the arse !