Most Read: Entertainment

Live Discussions

Weekly schedule, past shows

Celebritology Celebritology Chat with Us - Thursday 2pm Contact Us Facebook Twitter RSS
Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Dolly Parton, the 4-year-old version, on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’

Just when you think reality television has sunk as low as it’s possible to sink without high-grade drilling equipment, along comes the recent episode of “Toddlers & Tiaras.”

The TLC series — about little girls attempting to act like grown-up glamour pusses and being rewarded for it — is predicated on the notion that treating one’s daughters like mini-Miss Universes is comical and, often, unseemly. But during last night’s episode, one mom (and toddler pageant veteran) pushed things way too far by dressing her 4-year-old daughter like Dolly Parton, complete with fake breasts and padding for her posterior.

Even the girl’s stylist, a person who makes a living by slathering lip gloss on rugrats, found it disturbing.

“I wasn’t a big fan of the outfit with the boobs in it,” he says.

Prepare to be horrified:

By  |  05:49 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company