Wednesday, July 11, 2007

No longer hotgry

...but freshly enraged. Why? Because I just read a post with links to a horrifying photo retouching site for beauty-pageant children.

Go check out those links and then come back here and tell me how absolutely appalling the "after" pictures are. If you thought you had enough reasons to deplore the child pageant business, you'll discover one more.

I just hope the person who's selling these inept retouching services isn't able to find any clients, because his or her work is terrible. Completely unnatural. But I worry. What if the pageant parents actually like the "after" photos?

11 comments:

Danielle said...

That is the most horrific thing I've ever seen. Why would anyone want their child to look like a porcelain doll? I watched a documentary on HBO (the title escapes me) about beauty pageant kids...it was as jaw-dropping as you'd imagine. Interestingly, I can't seem to find it on HBO's documentary website. Hmmm.

Country Mouse said...

I feel a little sick to my stomach after looking at that, and I don't think the bug I picked up from Acorn has anything to do with it.

G-Fry said...

What really disturbs me is how much like a Stepford Wife the third one looks. Who would want their little girl to be looked at like that?

Suz said...

Yuck. It is terrifying ... and also what popped out at me was the ad copy that proclaimed - "when your child doesn't feel like sitting through another photo shoot."

These parents are making kids do something that they don't want to do and something that's inherently non-kid.

V's Herbie said...

I am now scared for life. Thanks. What did they do to their eyes?!?! They all look like those dolls with the creepy weighted eyes that never quite work right.

Narya said...

Oh, EWW, that's heinous.

Of course, I blame the patriarchy.

theotherbear said...

If it weren't such a horrifying concept it would be hilarious because those after shots just look so dreadful they look funny. I think I may have nightmares about this tonight.

Psycho Kitty said...

Somehow, I'm just not thinking that person get's a whole lotta business. Which helps diminish the freak-out factor a *little* bit (only a little bit; you know where I live so you can imagine the feelings I have about the whole child pageant thing anyway).

ding said...

also non-kid: 'tears erased.'
something dreadfully wrong!

Julie said...

Just in case you want never, ever to sleep again, please enjoy these similar atrocities:

http://beckycarter.com/index.html

GeekMarie said...

Any guesses what these kids will be like when they run their own lives?