Toddlers & Tiaras is easily one of the most eyebrow-raising shows on the air right now, and most of the time we wonder why we still watch it. Then we remember: it’s because it’s filled with laughable, borderline unbelievable storylines like this pageant mother who forces her three-year-old daughter to stay inside for fear of darkening her ”natural, golden skin tone”.
In the short clip below from last night’s episode on TLC, an adorable little girl named Selena watches her brothers play basketball from inside the house because her mom doesn’t want her to get a tan and, you know, ruin her chances of winning a pageant. Selena’s mom reasons, ”She has to stay inside, so she follows the proper protocol.” Selena’s response? ”I really want to play outside. Like my brothers.”
On the plus side (if there is one), at least she isn’t forced to get eyebrow waxes? (We hope.)
[via HuffPost TV]