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What the ****?!

November 4, 2009

Now, I ask you, what the heck is this all about?

Mini Beauty Queen

False nails and drawn-on lips on a little girl??  Not to mention spray tan, make up and tooth veneers.  Frankly, I find it distasteful in the extreme.  I know I’m not the only one but obviously there is a huge market for this sort of thing and it must rake in billions of dollars of turnover for someone.  But why?  Why oh why would someone want to subject their little girl to this kind of treatment and  stereotyping at such a young age?  In my humble opinion all that polishing and glossing has the strange effect of making them look like middle-aged bible-belted housewives.  I think it verges on the obscene and find it leaves an unpleasant after-taste.  Does it make you feel uncomfortable?  Are you squirming a little in your seat?

It’s almost as bad as owners dressing their pets up for special events like Hallowe’en.  I find that sick too, but during my search I did find this one which made me titter somewhat:

Banana Dogs

Hmmm, dogs as bananas.  Yes, I can see that one catching on.

Still, at least those costumes can be removed and do not strip those unsuspecting canines of their dignity on a permanent basis, unlike ears that have been trimmed to make you look fiercer or claws that have been removed to stop you ruining the furniture or tails that have been amputated for – actually, why do they cut some dogs’ tails off and leave that awful waggy little stump that resembles an alien trapped under the skin?  Come on people, these are living things we are messing with, not stuffed animals or mere accessories to our throw-away lifestyle.

How can you do this to a cat and have any skin at all left on your arms:

Cat's Bum

It’s fine if you want to do disgusting stuff to yourself…


… and apparently Catman has since had permanent whiskers inserted alongside his lip and cheek implants, his filed and capped teeth, his surgically bifurcated lip, his tatooed skin, his trimmed ears, his slitted pupil contact lenses and teeth caps and dyed hair.  If that’s what rings your bell, fine.

But please, don’t do it to your children or your pets!   I refuse to get on the soap box and say why I think it’s so wrong but I will say that those child beauty pageants speak volumes to me of Mamma trying to satisfy an aching need within herself, rather than her little girl.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2009 9:54 pm

    OMG, that girl, it made me feel ill. Do none of those people remember little JonBenet Ramsay. UGH! Feel completely sick and mystified.
    The dogs were slightly hilarious. I don’t have a dog, and if I did I wouldn’t dress it up (VULGAR) but as I think they’re sort of ridiculous anyway this didn’t really offend me.
    The catman at first glance I thought was the Bride of Wildenstein.
    This is what happens when you get too much plastic surgery. Look out, Joan Rivers!

  2. purplejake permalink*
    November 9, 2009 4:19 pm

    That’s hysterical about the Bride of Wildenstein – I hadn’t noticed the similarity but you’re so right!
    I’m very surprised that no one has accused me of hypocrisy yet re dressing up your pets. Didn’t anyone see the photo of StellaCat in her Santa hat???


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