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Pageant Mom Defends Dressing 3-Year-Old As Pretty Woman Prostitute

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Wendy Dickey, the mom whose 3-year-old daughter wore a hooker getup for a Pretty Woman routine on Toddlers & Tiaras, defended her costume choices to TMZ, saying the child-size sex worker ensemble is "less revealing than gymnastics wear and swimsuits," and "a lot less harmful." Earlier, we pointed out that she could have paid homage to Julia Roberts with another outfit from the film. It turns out the girl did wear a "classy" dress from the end of the film, but TLC edited it out.

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You see, TLC is out to mock and villify pageant moms, even though they're actually making healthier choices for their kids than most parents. Dickey explains:

"I'm raising my child just as well as any mother does ... I take my kid to church every week ... at least I'm not forcing them into sports and getting my child injured like some parents ... 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!"

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Shame on those parents who encourage their girls to play sports! In addition exposing them to the perils of moving, they're giving them the false idea that society will judge them on their abilities, not what they look like in a swimsuit.

Earlier: 3-Year-Old Dressed Up As Pretty Woman And Not The Classy Dinner Scene Version

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It's not that the outfit was oh-so-revealing. It was that it was meant to call to mind a recognizable prostitute from a film. On a three year old child with no understanding of the sexuality she's portraying. The other dress (if it were recognizable as Julia Roberts') is just as bad. It's not about flesh exposed, it's about dressing your kid up as something inappropriate and beyond her understanding.