Source: NY Daily
When Beyonce jived and thrusted in a one piece and heels people all over the world emulated her wide legged stance and bump and grind. Everyone, inlcuding men, were singing the song" Single ladies" like an anthem. But when 7 year old girls dressed the part and performed in a manner that would give Beyonce a run for her Jay Z well the anthem and athletic sexual movements went from being fun to being serious.
While these little girls had no intention of becoming the most watched video in pedophile land they very well may have succeeded. An innocent dance competition turned raunchy child erotica? That is the debate.
I didn't really pay much attention until I saw Whoopi Goldberg on the view defending it. She stood up for the little girls and their dance competition siting their costumes were in context of the event as were their moves. She said no one would be looking at the little girls thinking sex...
So I decided to watch the "routine".
The only thing I think was appropriate was the spins...
The costumes...Ok they were dance competition wear, is themed by a seductive song...The movements...Well that's another story. I can't say I would be proud of my daughter (if I had one) for those moves. Who aspires to raise a stripper?
As Dr. Phil points out in his Cnn.com interview with Anderson "the hottie " Cooper...If these girls are 7 and 8 and have this much ..."talent" where do they go from here?
I wish the parents and choreographers would have given the talent of these girls much more thought...They and their skills are worth so much more than a Beyonce imitation in cheap little girl lingerie. While these young women are talented they may be learning to value their gifts in the wrong light. It's unfortunate parents would stand to defend this routine...I hope they show as much passion and support for their daughters self esteem and grades.
cnn.com Interview with Dr.Phil