Gia Giudice, the 13-year-old daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star and future Danbury Federal Correctional Institution inmate Teresa Giudice, has released a music video with her girl group, 3KT. In the video, 3KT, which stands for "3 Karet Diamonds," (yeah, I don't know either) covers Britney Spears' "Circus" and the results are, let's say, mature.
The video is so inappropriate and contrived that it almost feels like satire. We should be watching this thinking: "Wow, look at how the filmmakers made a hilariously sad point about the way we turn the sexuality of young girls into a commodity." Unfortunately, this is real life.
In addition to Gia, Page Six notes that the group includes 16-year-old Alexa Maetta and Cristianna Cardinale, 14. With heavy eye-makeup and gold lamé booty-shorts, the girls perform a lot of hip-gyrating dance moves as they sing: "I make it hot when I put on a show." And just in case you didn't get how "hot" they are, there's a lot of fire and pouty camera stares to remind you.
OK LOOK. These young ladies are obviously talented—they can sing and dance well (no comment on the rapping). However, this is clearly the work of grown adults. I'm sure that the girls have seen plenty of pop stars wiggling around in risqué costumes, but it was their parents that allowed this to actually happen. I don't have any children, so I can understand why my opinions on child rearing may not be welcomed. Still, children or not, I can tell when something seems devoid of common sense.
Teresa Giudice, who owes hundreds of thousand of dollars in restitution stemming from her fraud and bankruptcy cases, reportedly dropped $10,000 to help produce the video. And that $10,000 was apparently covered only "a fraction of the costs for the video." The parents of the other two girls also contributed to the production, so there's a good chance that the making of this video cost more than you make in a year.
This all really begs the question: Why the high holy hell would you spend $10,000 to create an original music video of a cover? If 3KT is trying to become a serious girl group, why wouldn't they spend their time working on their own music? And yes, I do understand that these are questions that a critically-thinking, self-aware adult would ask and we obviously don't have any of those in this situation.
The owner of something called Xist Talent and 3KT's manager, Maria DeSantis, defends the video by explaining that the girls are simply wearing "dance costumes," which does nothing other than to raise additional concerns about the appropriateness of dance costumes.
"They're fully dressed. They've been competition dancers since they were toddlers," DeSantis told Page Six on Friday. "They've been on stage competing."
"There is another video that we're working on now. There are a lot of things in the works for them," she added.
I'm all for young women having the freedom to express themselves and hone their craft, but there are some boundaries they should be given for their own safety and well-being and this just doesn't feel right.
Excuse me while I now go worry myself sick about what's in store for 3TK's next video.