This is heartbreaking.
NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos is one of the men who was murdered on Saturday in Brooklyn, and he sadly left behind his 13-year-old son Jaden Ramos.
Following the horrible shooting, Jaden posted a message to his Facebook, saying:
Dance Moms IS sick!
Heigl wanted to relax… but then she stumbled upon the TLC reality show Dance Moms.
The actress TV critic was SO overwhelmed with disgust she had to blog about all her feelings!
"I watched with open-mouthed amazement as girls as young as seven were encouraged to dress provocatively and shimmy around a stage doing a dance performance that could just as easily been a burlesque routine. I kept thinking all these girls were missing is a pole! I was also horrified by the way their instructor spoke to them when she felt they weren't up to snuff."
Katherine's synopsis of the show:
"It was demeaning, belittling, and downright unkind."
Wow. We totes agree with Katherine (this time)! Especially her sentiment about the over-sexed dance routines. She said:
"It's one thing to walk into a club and see 20-somethings embracing their sexuality and having some fun, but it's another thing altogether watching 7-year-olds shake their booties, bellies and nonexistent boobies on a stage in a room full of adults and be handed a trophy for it. What in the world are we telling them? That sexy is the prize and is the talent they have?"
Srsly, she is totes right! This show IS sending the wrong message to little girls. We've teased KH about pushing her 3-year-old daughter, Naleigh, into entertainment — but for now, we'll just agree with you.
We can't imagine how she would react to Toddlers & Tiaras!
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