“Toddlers & Tiaras” mom donating kid’s hooker outfit to pro-life group?

It’s safe to say that Wendy Dickey doesn’t shy away from controversy, or the spotlight.

The mother of a three-year old named Paisley, who made shock waves across the Internet this week for donning a Pretty Woman-inspired prostitute outfit during a promo for Toddlers & Tiaras, says she will donate the scandalous get-up in question…

… to Georgia Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization Dickey refers to as “Paisley’s charity.”…

~ The Hollywood Gossip, September 9

Jill here: I spoke with Dan Becker, Executive Director of Georgia Right to Life, this morning. His response:

No, thanks. We will not be accepting funds made by promoting sexual immorality, which has been one of the leading causes of abortion.

[Photo via Us Weekly]

27 thoughts on ““Toddlers & Tiaras” mom donating kid’s hooker outfit to pro-life group?”

  1. Yeah, I think it’s safe to assume that the mother is just an attention wh*re.  (Admins, please forgive the profanity; I don’t know any other phrase that quite captures the sentiment.)

    Glad to hear the kid is pro-life, though!  If Georgia Right to Life truly is the child’s charity– and not yet another attempt by the mother to gain press– I think they should reconsider and take the donation.  After all, three-year-old Paisley is not trying to “promote sexual immorality.”  I’m sure she has no idea what that even means.  She probably just thinks, “Oh, I can give them some money to help babies because my mommy sold that funny outfit.”

    Just my two cents.

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  2. I don’t really get the whole Toddlers & Tiaras thing anyway, but I think that this outfit is especially disgusting.  Why, why, why would you want to dress your toddler in a hooker outfit?  I really don’t understand.  But then, that’s why I don’t understand the whole show either.  Why do you want your innocent little toddler to look like they are 23 years old?  Don’t kids grow up too fast anyhow?  I think talent shows would be fine, or even cute baby contests, but this show is over the top.  I feel really sorry for the kids when I watch it and the moms are spray tanning them and caking make-up all over them and making them sit there to put funky stuff in their hair.  So sad.  Just let em play with some dollies or some playdough or some blocks or something.  Quit teaching them that they are only as good as they look.  What a horrible message for them to grow up with.

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  3. Completely agreed, Carla.  Ms. Dickey is abusing her little girl.  How profane and inexcusable.  Does this child not have a single adult in her life with a brain and a backbone?

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  4. Ugh!!! What on earth?? Is that supposed to be a welcome mat for pedophiles? That mother (I use the term loosely) needs serious counseling and parenting classes, I think…

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  5. Just occurred to me: Who would buy such an outfit? Maybe if she sold it with the express intent of sending Chris Hansen to the house of whoever buys it, I’d say this was a brilliant idea.

    Flippin’ pedobears.

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  6. Wendy: twisted evil thinking. The photo is appalling.
    Dan: finally, someone in this storyline with a brain.

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  7. Alexandra says:
    September 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    I don’t understand pageants at all.

    (Denise) I wrote a defense of beauty pageants that can be found at  http://mensnewsdaily.com/2006/05/01/in-defense-of-beauty-pageants

    Even thought I think beauty pageants can be defended. I think beauty contests that sexualize pre-pubescent children are awful.

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  8. Aren’t babies with earrings the first step in this? Someone give the woman a Barbie doll and tell her to leave her kid alone!

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  9. I guess that none of the points you refute in that article are the problem I have with beauty pageants, Denise. I do at least give you credit for not pretending they are greater than what they are. Most people who defend pageants wax poetic about the scholarship aspect or the talent portion or the confidence-building – all of these things are possible, and better served, in other forums. Kid has a talent for piano? Put her in a recital. Kid has a great voice? Have her try out for the community play. Kid is smart and has leadership capabilities? Have her preside over her community service club. All of these things build confidence on their own. There is nothing to be gained by pairing physical beauty (really more like willingness to spend money on physical appearance, than actual physical beauty) with any other attributes a person has, and ranking people in a line against each other. As though a violinist with the perfect curl to her hair and the most beautiful fake teeth is somehow inherently “better” than an equally talented violinist.

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  10. Does anyone else find it significant that little Paisley has adopted abortion criminalization as her cause? The little girl may think of the unborn as her potential friends who will never be born because of abortion.

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  11. Aren’t babies with earrings the first step in this?

    No.  

    If I had a girl, I would get her ears pierced as an infant.  

    Baby ear piercing is just a cultural variation and not the same as dressing little girls trashy.

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  12. Lovely.  Just lovely.  Some insane woman dressing her 3 YEAR OLD like a hooker.
    Child abuse, indeed.  What is wrong with people anymore ?????

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  13. Ear piercing is far from a “first step” to hookerdom. There are a great many things done to children, like say dressing them as hookers (movie inspired or not). Teaching them materialism. Allowing them to idolize snooki and paris hilton. “Sweat pants” with “juicy” across the bottom. Padded toddler bikinis. All these things sexualize our daughters and lower thier self-respect, standards, and values to destructive levels. The list is long, but most assuredly doesn’t include (or start with) ear piercing.
     
    Paisly is so cute! These children are beautiful as themselves without all the cake make up and inappropriate costumes. They pile so much fake junk on those poor kids that it’s not even them being judged anymore. They might as well wheel out a mannequin with all that junk on it. They’re really only judging Mom’s make up and hair skills anyway. Objectify an object, not these precious children.

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  14. I think beauty pageants are disgusting, really. Physical attractiveness is the least important thing about a person. Baby beauty pageants on particular turn my stomach.

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  15. JackBorsch says:
    September 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm
    I think beauty pageants are disgusting, really. Physical attractiveness is the least important thing about a person. Baby beauty pageants on particular turn my stomach.

    (Denise) I oppose pageants that sexualize pre-pubescent girls. However, there is something good to be said on behalf of beauty pageants in general. My   defense of beauty pageants is at  http://mensnewsdaily.com/2006/05/01/in-defense-of-beauty-pageants
    What do you think of it, Jack?

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  16. I agree with all of you who say these beauty pageants are just creepy.  I’m not into beauty pageants myself, but if grown women want to do this, that’s their choice. 

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  17. I really don’t know anything about these pageants, but I suspect they just started as cute pageants for pretty little girls, based on normal pageant things.  Then as time went on, the mother’s started using different strategies to give their daughters an edge over the others: makeup, hairstyling, fancy dresses, etc, spending more and more money.

    I think the way to tame these pageants is in the rules that are laid down.  Disqualification for one drop of makeup or hair product.  No more than $50 spent on a store-bought dress.  No high heels.  She can only sing a song from a pre-approved list.  That could keep the mom’s from ratcheting things up all the time.

    (This spoken as a mom of a daughter who could knock them all on their butts if she chose to!) ;)

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  18. Denise, I think that beauty pageants are part of a larger problem with society that focuses way, way too much on physical attractiveness. Studies have been done showing that people with certain physical attributes are more likely to have advantages in the workplace and social situations. Media and society in general focuses on a physical standard (for men too, but mostly for women) that is impossible to obtain for the great majority of people. It’s rare that you see an actor, news anchor, or anyone else in the public sphere who is just average looking or unattractive (men can get away with it sometimes, but it’s a rare woman who can). I don’t want them outlawed, consenting adults will do what they will, but I can’t watch them without thinking that they are just sending a wrong message to any young girl who happens across them. Plus, my gorgeous, thin, intelligent, and awesome wife is always trying to live up to these impossible standards. I think it’s disgusting for media and entertainment industry, of which beauty pageants are a part of, is constantly and blatantly sending a message that millions of perfectly lovely women are “not good enough”.

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  19. Thanks for posting this, Jill. GRTL are good friends of mine, and I’m glad they’re setting the example. The pictures speak for themselves. Paisley is the victim of child abuse; no child should be paraded as a prostitute when that is in fact the case for so many others who are sold through sex trafficking. If we romanticize this horrible industry and claim it is innocent banter, then we will never find people willing to stand up and demand justice.

    Just a note of correction, however – Dan is the President of GRTL. Nancy Stith is the ED.

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  20. It would be one thing if makeup and high heels was more on the level of playing dress-up. It’s when it goes from playing dress-up to looking like a hooker that it gets creepy…

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  21. Whatever beauty or charm little Paisley has is distorted and obscured by that awful costuming. It makes it look like she’s being prepared for abuse.

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  22. Child molesters are regarded as the worst of the worst. But a society that permits and even encourages the sexualization of small children is guilty of a form of society-wide child molestation.

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