Would you do this to your kids?
shows young contestants drinking ‘special juice,’ eating ‘pageant crack’
before going on stage
Beauty pageant contestant Alana, takes two gulps from an unlabelled drinks bottle. Within seconds the change is apparent.
go-go juice is kicking in right now’ the six-year-old exclaims as she
starts rapidly swinging her arms over her head and spinning around on
want their child to stand out, so you’ve got those moms that are going
to do whatever is necessary to put their child in that light’, a
Meanwhile Alana’s mother June,
says that she’s tried various products to excite her daughter, including
feeding her with Pixy Stix – powdered sugar referred to as ‘pageant
crack’ – but the unidentified ‘special juice’ is her new secret weapon.
had tried Pixy Stix, as they’re called ‘pageant crack.’ We went through
fifteen bags at one pageant, and it just don’t do anything for her.’
With the sugared sticks failing to boost her child’s energy levels June resorted to making her own liquid concoction.
‘A lot of moms say, ‘Oh, well you’re doping up your child,’ well hey, no I’m not. I’m not hurting her’, she adds.
is the latest shocking revelation from TLC’s controversial reality show
Toddlers & Tiaras which tracks the bizarre world of U.S. child
Previous series have featured
children as young as three, emulating inappropriate characters including
a prostitute from Pretty Woman and buxom country singer Dolly Parton.
episode, which aired on Wednesday night has caused outcry as many are
questioning what ingredients the mystery drink contains.
the footage available, no products are mentioned and mother June, from
McIntyre, Georgia plainly states: ‘She just drinks it for pageants, to
give her that extra ‘umpff.’ So, whatever works for your child, use it.’
her drink fix, Alana takes to the stage in a plaid shirt displaying
inches of stomach to perform a routine, inspired by sex symbol Daisy
She says smiling: ‘Go-go juice makes me laughy, and play-ey, and makes me feel like I want to pull my mommy’s hair.’
who refers to herself as ‘Coupon Queen’, spends her time collecting
money-saving coupons and stockpiling hundreds of household products.
taken inside the family home reveals rooms stocked with hundreds of
items ranging from toilet paper to rolls of aluminum.
appears to be inspired by her mother’s financial pursuits and says that
she also would like to become an extreme couponer, adding: ‘A dolla makes me holla, honey boo-boo!‘
show has caused outcry with many who believe that it could influence
youngsters to adopt inappropriate behaviour and campaigners set up a
Facebook group, ‘Take “Toddlers And Tiaras” off the Air!’ in a bid to
have the plug pulled on the show.
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