Exploitation of children comes in all forms, most are illegal, some are not. Beauty pageants are, in my opinion, a form of legal exploitation of young girls. I just find it reprehensible that any parent would parade their child around, showing skin and having them dance provocatively, for the sake of fame. Have you seen these girls? They're made up to look like mini-whores. It's not the fault of the kids, it's their---and I use the term loosely---mothers---attempting to live vicariously through their little girls. It's a disgrace---the persons most responsible for protecting their children, are in fact, the ones exploiting them.
I'm going to be bold here and say no good mother would do this to her child. No good mother would parade her daughter around made-up and dressed like a mini-whore, feeding her pixie sticks and mixtures of Red Bull & Mountain Dew to get her to perform better. No, no, no! What the hell kind of example are they setting for those little girls?
By the way, while we're at it, where in the hell are the fathers? Because really, what kind of dad would sit by and let this happen to his little girl?