PUBLIC OPINION > There's No Harm in Letting a 3-Year-Old Wear Lipstick
Living 2012/03/07 23:45:49
Angelina Jolie has been criticized in the past for letting her daughter Shiloh dress in boyish clothes, but this time her youngest daughter, 3-year-old Vivienne, is turning heads. The child was spotted wearing red lipstick outside of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood this weekend, prompting some to question whether that's an appropriate age to start your kids off on makeup. We asked the public what they thought.
The overall consensus seems to be that playing dress up is what little girls do. It's not like Jolie is dressing her up in a low-cut blouse and miniskirt. We'd sooner pull the plug on "Toddlers and Tiaras" than give Vivienne's lipstick a second thought. Of course, there were naysayers. Some suggested it's too young and might set little girls up to depend too heavily on the stuff. But for the most part, it's not a problem. On commenter wrote, "To quote Holden Caulfield: 'Very big deal.'"
Women Think It's Cute
None of the demographics took a strong stance against Vivienne's makeup, but female voters were more likely to let it slide. In the comments, many of them shared their personal experiences either putting on makeup at a young age, or putting it on their kids. It's not that uncommon, after all.
A Little More Cautious With Age
There was a correlation with age, but it wasn't drastic or very consistent. From teens to respondents in their 40s, support dropped about 19%, but support popped back up another 14% in the 55-64 group, so it wasn't exactly linear. The sudden increase could have been a fluke, although the sample size was decent enough to make it unlikely.
Parents Don't See a Problem
Seeing as this topic deals with raising kids, parents are naturally the most important demographic to examine. But they only varied a few points from the overall vote, and even that was in favor. Suffice it to say, Jolie isn't going to have any trouble finding backup on this if criticism continues.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our original poll about kids wearing lipstick. We'd love to hear from you!
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