Friday, May 14, 2010

eeeeegads!

I wasn't planning on doing a post today, but after I saw this video on The Early Show I had to put in my two cents worth:

***Youtube has pulled the original video - you can see clip from CNN here***

These are seven year old girls pretending to be seductresses dancing to Beyonce's Single Lady. Tempted to dig out a photo of what I looked like and was doing at age seven. From what I recall, it consisted of wearing plaid pants with black shoes and a brown button down cardigan. Oh, and I was holding my favorite doll (Piffle) either that or drawing in my sketchbook.

Were any of you doing these gyrations when you were seven?


P.S. Pardon my redundancy - I see this video is now smattered all over the internets :D

22 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

uhhh, wow. My first thought was where the heck do 7 seven year olds buy outfits like that anyway??? My second thought was that I see stripping in the future for a couple of these girls. If I had a little girl, she would not be participating in something like that.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

I saw that yesterday and just thought how sad for those girls...:(

Jayne said...

I didn't think that much could shock me now but I seriously wanted to cry watching this. Two or three of the moves made me gasp in horror. What the *hell* are their parents thinking!! This video will go viral, for sure, and I know just who the main viewers will be (and my flesh crawls as I think of it). We're *totally* losing it here.

Randi Troxell said...

heck no!!

and if i had a little girl she would NOT be doing that at all..

have a great wkend!!!!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

This is exactly the same thing as that disgusting pedophile-ripe "Toddlers in Tiaras" show.

It makes my stomach churn to see crap like this. The parents and producers exploiting these kids should be shot.

Salt said...

I was DEFINITELY not doing that at 7. I was too busy taking care of my stuffed animals in the veterinary hospital I had set up in my room.

I really want to have a daughter one day and this kind of thing scares me to death.

NIKOL said...

Holy cow.

It so sad to me, because these girls obviously are just mimicking what they have seen in adult performances. They don't understand the message it sends to move like that. But adults know. Their parents should know.

I want something different for my daughter.

buffalodick said...

Have you seen the show about child beauty queens? Where some fat ass wannabe mother coaches her 5 year old kid made up like a 3 dollar whore? That's sick...

Rebecca Jo said...

I saw that video last night & was like WHOOOOOO - who even showed those kids those moves.... oh heck no!!!

mac said...

This is sad :(

These children are much too young to be sexualized like this. I get the same creepy vibe when I see little girls made up to the extreme, or wearing "cleavage" shirts before they even know what cleavage is.


It's obvious they put a lot of effort into learning this routine, But, I have to wonder what the parents of these girls were thinking.

Sexuality is a beautiful thing, but NOT if you're a child.

mac said...

One more thing....

Children of this age do not learn sexuality on their own. They have been taught this by someone.

I'd say a bad someone.

Aunt Juicebox said...

At 7 yrs old, I barely knew what a hairbrush was for let alone makeup and glitter, and my favorite dress was sunshine yellow polyester with white lace on the bodice, and a pleated skirt. I played with Barbies and Strawberry Shortcake, and listened to Elvis and Johnny Cash with my father. This is insane. I'd lock my daughter up in her room before I let her out in front of a world full of dirty pervs dressed and acting like these girls.

Lucy said...

Sad, that made me sick to my stomach and did you hear the cheering? That made me even sicker!

Kristin said...

All I could think was that if I had a daughter, there is NO freaking way.

Where the Fur Flies said...

My sister and I used to make up little dance routines, but I suspect they were a lot more innocent than that. I remember one song, in particular, we were a wee bit afraid to dance to because it contained the word Hell.

Herding Cats said...

I get that these girls are good dances. Hell, they are actually FANTASTIC dancers, but that does not mean that they should be permitted to gyrate across the stage. I hope their parents realize how many pervs are going to be watching that video and stalking their children...

Amy said...

Thanks for your kind comments today from Kathie's blog.. I am glad you got to link up. I went to watch the clip but it said it could not longer be seen.. Have a great weekend. Come back again..

smArtee said...

Honey I was a late bloomer..yes I made up for it at 17 and on...but believe me... I knew nothing of these gyrations..and except for sports, was afraid to move my body...LMAO....now at 49 Im willing to try it...should I make a Vlog...NOOOOOOT...!

alessandra said...

Terrible, poor girls.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Times sure have changed. And not in a good way!

I guarantee that I was NOT acting that way at the age of 7, nor even thinking about it!

denise said...

i had to comment on this even though i haven't watched the video...my daughter is 5 and we are trying so hard to keep her "young"...playing with dolls, drawing, especially in choosing what she wears...i'm so worried about sending her off to kindergarten in the fall but i suppose being an involved parent has to trump sheltering her from everything...sad to think how much younger kids will be influencing her on these things!

FabuLeslie said...

Um, yeah. I teach first grade and 3 of my girls wanted to do something like this for the talent show. Luckily, I talked them out of it, but man, they are exposed to so much inappropriate stuff out there! And sometimes that exposure is coming from parents who think it's funny! Scary.

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