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TLC Drops Miss America Pageant!

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What a travesty!

TLC has not renewed their contract with the Miss America Organization even after a pretty impressive showing back in January with the pageant drawing in 4.5 million viewers.

Chairman of the Miss America Organization Sam Haskell explained that TLC was interested in singing a new two-year deal but for less money so he declined. He says 4 other networks both broadcast and cable are interested in taking on the pageant and willing to pay big money for it!

Seriously?

Miss America previously aired on Country Music Television and hasn't been seen on network TV since 2004 on ABC which they dropped due to low ratings. Next year the pageant will celebrate 90 years!

That's a whole lotta years of parading women around in swimsuits and gowns like Barbie dolls fostering female empowerment and awarding scholarships!

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20 comments to “TLC Drops Miss America Pageant!”



  1. 1

    Perez its "signing" not "singing" a deal.



  2. 2

    I guess they didn't sing well enough….please start proof-reading.



  3. 3

    Bwahahahahhahahahahhaahahahahaahaha!!!!!!! Loves it!



  4. 4

    I wonder if this whole, I have Four other networks interested is just a way of garnering interest in the pageant.

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  5. 5

    hate that shit…women she rise up against it…oh that's right the trailer parks luv this shit



  6. 6

    Look it is a bitch fight to get to the top and this show does nothing for empowering women…makes them have to be a certain type of pretty and they have to act like perfect little "daddy's girl" and both types are really a sick stereotypes..



  7. 7

    how about Animal Planet?



  8. 8

    The days of pageants are coming to an end.



  9. 9

    Good! It is about time shows like this did not exist, thet send all the wrong messages out to people. They base succses and achievement on looks first and other things last.It is obscene!

  10. Heh says – reply to this


    10

    Maybe its because beauty pageants fucking suck and the only people who watch are gay ..the fact that we even have beauty pageants in 2010 is an embarrassment ..Cancel that stupid shit !!



  11. 11

    i think it's time to just bury the pageant thing as far as the media goes. i know that southern people still feel the need to dress up girls and parade them around like living mannequins but the rest of us clearly don't give a shit. they can't get ratings, time to pull the plug and let women evolve past this shit.



  12. 12

    Now if they could get rid of all the baby hoarders shows. 19 kids and Kate plus 8.
    Sent those brainwashed people to a shrink and get them fixed.



  13. 13

    Re: Whoaaa – i second that! good idea.



  14. 14

    Maybe because of all the negative controversy you created for it? Face it Perez, anything you touch turns to ash.



  15. 15

    archaic and unnecessary programming — it ain't the 50s anymore!

  16. Kels0 says – reply to this


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    Wow, some of you people know nothing about pageants. First of all, everyone who says miss america is about looks is seriously wrong, it is NOT about looks. Caressa (this years winner) was not the best looking of the group and there have been plenty of girls that have also won that are not that pretty. A lot of people get it confused with the Miss USA pageant run by Trump, and that pageant IS based on looks. In the scoring system, talent is 30% and interview I believe is 35% (while swimsuit is only 15%)….so in other words, you better be able to put a coherent sentence together and have a dang good talent if you want to win. Miss America is the national ambassador for the childrens miracle network and the pageant awards over 45 million dollars in scholarships a year. So I dont know about you, but Im pretty sure community service and scholarships are a lot more important than looks here. I just wish people would be educated before going around saying pageants are pointless and demeaning toward women.

    Ps-Perez had nothing to do with miss americas downfall….he judged miss usa.



  17. 17

    Re: Kels0 – well they can't carry their own weight on television so i guess your whole point is moot, isn't it? clearly the people of america just do not give a fuck. you and your kind are free to visit all the pageants you want. just don't expect the rest of us to have to sit through this shit on television. we all think is lame.



  18. 18

    Re: Kels0 – … are you kidding me she wasnt "that" pretty?!?!?!?! and are you that dumb to not see that these pagents are about looks and body types…most of these girls have fake boobs, noses and god knows what else..what kind of message is that to send to the future children of America or Canada. If these women have to change what they look like in order to look more appealing to the judges is that not basing the competition on looks, there is a damn swimsuit competition…why would that be there if this pagent is not about looks…why does it matter what they look like in a bathing suit?!?! how does that have ANYTHING to do with being smart and deserving a scholarship???? If you really deserve a scholarship you get it in school… You really need to look at the competitions and see what they are really for…making unrealalistic goals for what women should look like and act like….

  19. Kels0 says – reply to this


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    Re: Misskelsey1990 – Again, Im sorry the crazy kiddie pageants and the shitshow donald trump has on TV has runied this for you. I've been involved in this for about 5 years and I have not me one girl whose has a nosejob or boobjob. Google her swimsuit pictures, again you can probably pull any girl off the street and they look just as good. Im not trying to rag on this years winner, but this girl is about as average as it gets. we have the swimsuit competition for the purpose that they believe being in good physical health is part of being a good role model. Sorry if you dont agree with me but I think being able to participate in community service, being able to be apart of an orginization such as CMN that helps sick children and showing that its good to be healthy and active is the perfect example of a role model. I know a person can accomplish these things without doing a pageant, however if two girls walk into a room of small children and one has the miss america crown on and the other doesnt….who do you think the kids are going to go listen to first?



  20. 20

    Pageants are OVER. I think seeing the journey from Toddlers & Tiaras to coked out Queens acting slutty online has ruined the illusion of pagents.
    Most of these girls are bratty, entitled, pampered little princesses.