Would you allow your son to take part in a beauty pageant? The trend has caught on in Britain and guess who they’re blaming?
A story in UK’s Daily Mail Online had this to say:
It started (where else?) in America. Now young British boys are competing in model contests, egged on by ambitious parents…
Strutting his stuff on stage, Max Bennington was proud to look just like his idol, pop star Peter Andre.
With his highlighted hair arranged just so, his bronzed torso bared and his jeans worn rakishly low on his hips, he belted out a Boyzone hit to impress the judges.
Later, Max paraded in a white suit and bow tie, twirling around to show off his physique. If you got up close, you could even catch a whiff of his designer aftershave.
The Brits blame their former colonies for the whole thing.
Young Max was taking part in a disturbing trend that has come from the U.S. and is sweeping Britain: male beauty pageants, where boys as young as two gyrate on stage in a crude and alarming approximation of male sexuality.
While many people feel that, at best, such events teach children to be concerned only with their looks, at worst, it makes them a chilling target for pedophiles.
Depressingly, however, such pageants are now attracting contestants in their droves, with parents desperate for their children to get stage experience in preparation to become the future stars of shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.
It’s not okay for any child to be presented in a sexual way and those glitzy “Little Miss So-And-So” pageants are another story, but what do you think about little boys as beauty kings?
Is it going to lead to make real men an even more endangered species in the generations to come?