Bill Verst is suing for custody of his daughter, and Maddy's mom Lindsay Jackson says that the only reason her ex might win is because the court looks down on pageants.
“I’ve done nothing wrong, by way of being a mother, I’m a great mother. Because I participate in pageants with my daughter is not a reason to take my child from me… Pageants have never been challenged, they’re not illegal. I’m not doing anything illegal with my kid.”
It certainly isn't illegal, but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous. The psychologist reviewing the case in family court seems to think it is.
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to watch Maddy being Doll-ed up.
Do you think these costumes send the wrong message? Lindsay doesn't. She says:
"That outfit was never intended on being sexualized. (The court-appointed psychologist) thinks it is, but that’s a matter of opinion.”
Well, expert opinion aside, what do you think? Are pageants poisoning children's minds? Or just a fun hobby?