An episode of the TV reality series “Dance Moms” Is encouragement for pedophiles
One recent episode of the TV show “Dance Moms”, a reality series focused on girls training at the Abby Lee Dance Company, presented pre-pubescent girl dancers wearing outfits simulating nudity. “Topless Showgirls,” as the episode was called, featured girls of not more than 8 years old, wearing sexy flesh-colored Vegas apparel, performing a sexually charged routine. According to one of the children dancers “All the girls and I feel kind of nervous because we feel kind of naked”. Critics felt that this episode was an encouragement for sexual predators and pedophiles, considering the outfits and the sexual body movements. “This condones, encourages and motivates adults to imagine little girls dancing naked for their pleasure. Of course it will arouse pedophiles and offer them a new legal avenue to engage in their lustful thoughts as they watch the little girls ‘nude’ on television,” human behavior expert Patrick Wanis, PhD said. Several moms on the episode were horrified regarding the choreography and costumes, yet not one of them intervened. According to the dance school teacher, Abby Lee Miller, the costumes were “stunning” and “harmless” because “the girls are completely covered.” “Horrifying, irresponsible, exploitive, damaging. This didn’t just cross the line, it exploded it. I am very disappointed that the moms didn’t stop the misdirected nightmare,” said one viewer. Viewers have different opinions; some of them thought that “the show should be canceled,” while others said that they couldn’t see a problem with the skin colored outfits and adult theme and this show was called a piece of art “Art is just that--ART! I love the idea and it adds a little flare to the dance resume too.”
This is not the first time that “Dance Moms” has been accused of promoting pedophilia, and after the controversial episode, Abby Lee Miller blamed the team's loss not on the sexual nature of the routine or on the outfits but on the girls themselves. Ironically, in Tuesday's (March 13) episode, Miller says, "I want to take the girls back to an era of innocence."
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