Beauty pageant mother slammed for dressing daughter, three, as prostitute ignores death threats... and puts her in fishnet stockings


Back for more: Paisley is gearing up another series of U.S. reality show Toddlers and Tiaras - which tracks beauty pageant stars as young as two

Wendy Dickey was inundated with death threats when she dressed her three-year-old daughter Paisley as a prostitute.

But the 41-year-old appears not to have been affected by the situation after new photos emerged of her daughter dressed in fishnet hold-up stockings.

The youngster's hosiery is part of a provocative biker outfit for an upcoming child beauty pageant.

They come as the family gear up for yet another series of U.S. reality show Toddlers and Tiaras - which tracks beauty pageant contestants as young as two.

Flying to New York in preparation, little Paisley was faced with a gruelling five-day schedule.

Fake tanning sessions, catwalk posing and make-up lessons were just some of the activities she was subject to.

Outrage: Paisley imitates Julia Roberts' prostitute from Pretty Woman

But despite the controversy, Mrs Dickey, from Georgia, has continually defended the beauty pageant industry, stating that the provocative outfits are intended as a joke.

She told Good Morning America: 'People need to look at their own family and what they're doing. I don't know why people are focusing so much on pageant moms when there's much more harmful things people are letting their children do!'

Earlier this week Dr Helen Wright, president of the Girls' Schools Association (GSA) suggested the dangers of children dressing inappropriately.

She highlighted that it is up to parents to address the situation.

'Now, more than ever, whatever the doubters say, children in our society are assaulted by inappropriate images everywhere they look – from the internet, to the pages of magazines, to billboards, to displays in shops – the list goes on.

'I was absolutely shocked by the sexual imagery in adverts in magazines for very young children.'

Transformation: As well as fake tan Paisley gets a full makeover (left) and gets her long hair styled, but often in the pageant shows she covers up her natural locks with a wig (right)

The Parents Television Council, an influential watchdog group, has filed a complaint against the reality series saying: 'We have a serious problem when The Learning Channel features a toddler, who probably hasn't even learned to read, dressed as a prostitute showing off her sexy strut.

'There's no question, TV executives are complicit in robbing these small kids of their childhood.

'For years we've seen adult sexuality being inappropriately and aggressively foisted on innocent young children, but children today are being sexualised at younger and younger ages.

'All available data suggests they will suffer for it later in life.'

source: dailymail


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